Delinquent Girl Boss:
Worthless to Confess (1971)
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A.K.A.: ZubekŰ banchŰ: zange no
DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS: WORTHLESS TO CONFESS (1971)
neuchi mo nai
DIRECTOR: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
ASPECT RATIO: Widescreen 2.35:1
DURATION: 87 mins
This second component of the Delinquent Girl Boss series feels a bit like a quick cash in on the success associated with originalÖ although thatís not to state itís
in any way a bad motion picture. Itís quite a good film really, if youíre a genre lover that is. The primary issue is that itís missing an appropriate storyline.
Info abounds on the internet about Toei Studios' ZubekŰ banchŰ: zange no neuchi mo nai, aka Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless To Confess,
but itís a movie that falls into the "this-website-isnít-complete-without-it" category, so I'm adding my two cents worth.
The plot is complex, and really canít be synopsized in just one sentence, but here we go: Reiko Oshida plays Rika, a recent parolee from reform
school who through a series of encounters finds herself in conflict with local Yakuza thugs and eventually puts together a gang to wipe them out.
She and her cohorts, with their matching red jumpsuits, may look like something from an 80s J-Pop video, but of course the coats are merely cover
for their katanas, which they promptly draw and begin using to murderous effect.
This final battle is elaborately staged, but getting five actresses and many extras to convincingly fight with swords is impossible, which
means fans of hyper-realistic action may not be impressed... but if you just want some kick-ass fighting you shouldn't be disappointed
However, there are some cool cinematographic moments that add drama and bring to mind Kill Bill, and indeed Quentin Tarantino is said to
have been greatly influenced by the sequence.
Unlike many Pinku Violence flicks, this one is widely available, so at least you can see it for
yourself and not have to take my word for anything.
Love it or hate it, at the very least, Reiko Oshida alone is worth the time expenditure.
(English Subtitles - Hard subbed)
In order to save the casual browser of this site some time and effort I have compiled a list of the four films of the Delinquent Girl Boss series
in order of production... each link contains a review of the individual movies and, where available, download links.
1970 - DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS: BLOSSOMING NIGHT DREAMS
1970 - DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS: TOKYO DRIFTERS
1971 - DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS: BALLAD OF YOKOHAMA HOODS
1971 - DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS: WORTHLESS TO CONFESS