Wednesday, December 16, 2009

少女コマンドーいづみ (Schoolgirl Commando Izumi) [1987]

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Schoolgirl Commando Izumi (1987 film)

少女コマンドーいづみ (Shoujo Commando Izumi/ Schoolgirl Commando Izumi) is a 1987 B-grade film which would remind of you about the Sukeban Deka era whereby it is literally translated as Delinquent Girl Detective (Wikipedia 2009).

Not only that, there are a couple of recent similar films in the 21st century too; such as The Machine Girl (片腕マシンガール) in 2008 and YoYo Girl Cop (Sekeban Deka:Codename = Asamiya Saki スケバン刑事 コードネーム=麻宮サキ) in 2006.

The Machine Girl (2008 film) & Yo-Yo Girl Cop (2006 film)

Such B-grade films are classified under Pulp-status (pun). I categorized them as "pulp" because of the gruesome and non-3D graphics in use and "pulp" as in it reminds me of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Unfortunately, Schoolgirl Commando Izumi is not available anywhere yet and not even been subbed too.

You don't wanna mess wit me!

However much like its recent film like The Machine Girl, the storyline is more or less the same - but Schoolgirl Commando Izumi is much more realistic than The Machine Girl and YoYo Girl Cop!

Fire & Forget!
Schoolgirl Commando Izumi is a 15 episode TV series by Fuji TV back in the 1980s. The story follows a teenage high school girl named Izumi (Izumi Igarashi) trying to lead a normal life by returning to studies after escaping from military camp base where she was held captive and experimented with weapons. On her awakening, she destroyed the military base and return to school but somehow lost her memories and is being hunted until she remember who she was and return the favor back.

Overall the film is totally illogic! But if you love watching B-grades! Then WATCH it...







Related sources:

Black Hole DVD reviews 2009, SCHOOLGIRL COMMANDO IZUMI (1987) - Japanese TV gold, viewed on 14 December 2009, <http://blackholereviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/schoolgirl-commando-izumi-1987-japanese.html>

Koivisto, M 2009, Shoujo Commando Izumi (1987), viewed on 15 December 2009, <http://www.elitisti.net/arvostelu/2009/10/001587/shoujo_commando_izumi_1987_toshio_oi.html>

YESASIA 2009, Shoujo Commando Izumi (Japan Version), viewed on 15 December 2009, <http://www.yesasia.com/us/shoujo-commando-izumi-japan-version/1004569046-0-0-0-en/info.html>

Wikipedia 2009, Sukeban Deka, viewed on 15 December 2009, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukeban_Deka>

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1 comment:

Allie said...

Duuuuude, you should also try watching Tokyo Gore Police. ;]

That's by the same director who did The Machinegun Girl, and possibly, your current movie preview/review.

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