Ningyo Densetsu (1984)

Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Among the few topics that can move the Japanese population to anger or tears, director Toshiharu Ikeda has chosen a nuclear power plant and its supporters as the targets for this violent, softcore film. Guaranteed a sympathetic audience from the beginning, Ikeda has the pro-nuclear bosses and underlings kill off the husband of Migiwa Saeki (Mari Shirato) and throw his body into the sea. Migiwa is a feisty and sexually liberated woman who once she learns the truth, transmogrifies into a killing machine. As in many other films of this genre, the storyline is not much more than a hiatus between violent and sexually explicit scenes.



husband, murder, revenge