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Shôwa kayô daizenshû (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 15 November 2003 (Japan)
One of a gang of karaoke loving middle aged women is murdered by a young man. Her friends track him down and kill him. His friends track them down and kill the killer ..... and it escalates!


Tetsuo Shinohara


Ryû Murakami (novel), Sumio Ohmori


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Ishihara
Kayoko Kishimoto Kayoko Kishimoto ... Midori Hemmi
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Nobu-chin
Yôichirô Saitô Yôichirô Saitô ... Yano
Sawa Suzuki Sawa Suzuki ... Midori Iwata
Miwako Ichikawa Miwako Ichikawa ... Sugako
Arata Furuta ... Sakaguchi
Mitsu Murata Mitsu Murata ... Sugiyama
Kôen Kondô ... Kato
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Seo
Asahi Uchida ... Karaoke Bar Host
Kaoru Mizuki Kaoru Mizuki
Mantarô Koichi Mantarô Koichi
Sado Nagasaki Sado Nagasaki
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita


One of a gang of karaoke loving middle aged women is murdered by a young man. Her friends track him down and kill him. His friends track them down and kill the killer ..... and it escalates!

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A brilliantly executed escalation of violence and revenge.
11 July 2005 | by ruvaldSee all my reviews

Love it or hate it, this movie will definitely have an impact. It starts with a gratuitous murder that triggers a downward spiral of revenge between two rival factions: middle-aged women known as "The Midoris" and a group of young slackers.

With each gruesome murder comes a slightly more powerful retaliation, which leads to the spectacular finale.

Characters are deep and well thought out. Most of them being completely insane. Yoshio Harada (Gessai the Assassins' Sensei from Azumi) is hilarious as a petty arms dealer with a delusional fixation on what is the greatest plague in human history and a dubious definition of a "noble cause".

You will either laugh yourself silly or be utterly disturbed. You shouldn't miss it either way.

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