Longtime Nikkatsu studio director Shogoro Nishimura sought to shed new light on a famous historical incident with this softcore erotic docudrama. Set in the Maiji Era at the end of the 19th century, the film tells the story of Oden Takahashi (Takako Shinozuka), who was executed for stealing, prostituting herself, and murdering people with poison. According to Nishimura's film, however, Oden was really just an overly indulgent wife who loved her husband so much that she committed her crimes in order to support him. Whether one believes the director's sympathetic portrayal of the notorious woman or not, however, is almost beside the point. Shinozuka tackles her first substantial film role with abandon, resulting in an energetic and sexy film which is unquestionably one of the studio's most entertaining productions from their declining period of the early '80s.
by Robert Firsching synopsis