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Criminal Woman: Killing Melody (1973)
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Criminal Woman: Killing Melody (1973)
Original name: 前科おんな殺し節
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Reiko Ike stars as the daughter of a man who has been pushed into drug dealing by the local Yakuza mob. Having outlived his usefulness to the gang he is murdered and Reiko is gang raped, leading her to attempt a knife attack on the Yakuza boss (Ryoji Hayama) at a swank nightclub. Failing to kill him she ends up in prison, where she befriends a crew of other malcontents (including Yumiko Katayama and Chiyoko Kazama) and meets the Yakuza boss's girlfriend (Miki Sugimoto). Upon release Reiko reassembles her mob and launches a Machiavellian scheme to engineer a gang war between Hayama's Oba Industries and the formerly dominant Hamayasu Clan. The rival gangs begin killing each other off and Reiko works her way closer to her ultimate vengeance.
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, yakuza, sexploitation, martial arts, erotica, serial killer, exploitation, rape, gang rape, girl fight, rape victim, love, sex, prison, gangsters, fight, prostitute, money, police officer, police, drug lord, volleyball, motorcycle, slut, female nudity ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, neo noir, exciting and suspense films with plots about murder, blood, violence, shot in the chest, death, blood splatter and gun mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Criminal Woman: Killing Melody: Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974), Sex and Fury (1973), Street Fighters (1982), End of a Gun (2016), Crying Freeman (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)
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Time: 70s
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