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  • The Stray Cat Rock Films

    Arrow has announced that...

    "The Stray Cat Rock collection will be receiving the Arrow Video treatment later this year."

    No word on DVD or Blu (I'll assume Blu).

    A nice write up on the series at their blog here.

    Given that we only got a legit release of Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter in this part of the country, I'd be more than happy to plunk down for a subtitled set.

    Oh and the more Meiko Kaiji on Blu-ray the better.
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  • #2
    Outstanding. Have never seen the fifth one subtitled, and would love to have legit releases of all of these.


    • #3
      Good news indeed! Stray Cat Rock on Blu is a dream come true. Now if Arrow could just get their hands on Nakajima's THREE PRETTY DEVILS...


      • #4
        Arrow said on facebook that these will be Blu:
        Hi Craig, it will be a Blu-ray with all 5 films included!


        • #5
          Originally posted by 47lab View Post
          Good news indeed! Stray Cat Rock on Blu is a dream come true. Now if Arrow could just get their hands on Nakajima's THREE PRETTY DEVILS...
          That is a very enjoyable film as well!


          • #6
            For those in the UK, there will be a screening of Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss happening soon.

            Rock! Shock! Pop!


            • #7
              Rock! Shock! Pop!


              • #8
                It's a very nice series, although I'm not a big fan of Akiko Wada, the star of the first film. The last time I watched the series part 4, Machine Animal, was my favourite.

                I feel Toshiya Fujita's instalments, Wild Jumbo and Beat '71, are somewhat under-rated. The interesting thing about the series is that its two directors, Fujita and Hasebe, had quite different approach to the series. Hasebe was putting out rock 'n' roll girl gang films, while Fujita was directing youth films with strong social themes. Many people have bashed Fujita's films somewhat unfairly because they're not wild action flicks like Hasebe's movies. They were never meant to be. That being said, Fujita wasn't quite at his best in the series and only directed his greatest films later in the 70's.

                Fun trivia: the entire series has screened on TV in Finland... twice.


                • #9
                  I find the Fujita films interesting, but WILD JUMBO is relatively dull compared to BEAT '71, by which point he seems to have been willing to shoehorn in more of the exploitation elements like nudity and rock music.

                  Anyone have any updates on the Arrow releases? I'm ready.


                  • #10
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                    Release Date: 8th September 2014
                    Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
                    Starring: Meiko Kaji, Bunjaku Han, Tatsuya Fuji
                    Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Toshiya Fujita

                    Synopsis: The Stray Cat Rock series stars Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Blind Woman's Curse) who with these five films began her reign as the badass action queen of the era. In these five tales of rebellious youth she stars alongside the gorgeous Bunjaku Han (Love Letter) and Tatsuya Fuji (In the Realm of the Senses).

                    In Delinquent Girl Boss, the girl gang go up against criminal organisation the Seiyu Group, following a fixed boxing match blood is shed and friendships are tested. In Wild Jumbo, Kaji and the gang get involved in a kidnapping and the robbery of a religious organisation. InSex Hunter Kaji's girl gang go up against The Eagles, a group led by Fuji where sex and violence erupt over the treatment of 'half-breeds'. In Machine Animal gang rivalry is once again the focus with two gangs pursuing some LSD pushers looking to move a big score. The series swansong, Beat'71, sees Kaji framed and sent to prison by her boyfriend's father and with the help of some hippies she strives to be re-united.

                    Directed by genre veterans Yasuharu Hasebe (Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song) and Toshiya Fujita (Lady Snowblood) the films feature a psychedelic mix of girl gangs, bikers, sex, drugs and rock and roll with plenty of ass-kicking to boot, all captured in a delirious mash up of pop aesthetics including split screens, freeze frames, injections of colour, frenetic editing and dizzying angles, making these films a riotous joy from beginning to end.

                    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

                    Limited Edition Blu-ray (2000 copies only)
                    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all 5 films in the Stray Cat Rock series, available in the English speaking world for the first time
                    Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
                    New English subtitle translation of all five films
                    Interview with Yasuharu Hasebe director of Delinquent Girl Boss,Sex Hunter and Machine Animal
                    Interview with actor Tatsuya Fuji, star of all five films
                    Original Trailers for all five films
                    Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp

                    Region: B
                    Rating: TBC
                    Cat No: FCD906
                    Language: Japanese
                    Subtitles: English
                    Aspect Ratio: TBC
                    Audio: TBC
                    Colour: Colour
                    Rock! Shock! Pop!


                    • #11
                      Rock! Shock! Pop!


                      • #12
                        Don't know if I've seen any of these... maybe one. Pretty cool.

                        How much will this set be?


                        • #13
                          Only 25 pounds. Awesome. lists the release date as the 22nd not the 8th though...


                          • #14
                            Yeah, it got pushed back.


                            • #15
                              Rock! Shock! Pop!