Naked Seven

Naked Seven , Sengoku rokku nayate no onnatachi? aka Sengoku Rock Female Warriors and Warring States Rock GaleForce Women is a 1972 Japanese film in Nikkatsus Roman porno series, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe and starring Mari Tanaka.

The screenplay to Naked Seven was written by the cult film director Atsushi Yamatoya, who had helped write the screenplay to Seijun Suzukis cult classic Branded to Kill 1967. Yamatoya is best known for his own noir crimethrillercum pink film Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands 1967. The plot of Naked Seven is an obvious takeoff on Akira Kurosawas Seven Samurai 1954, which it satirizes. American arthouse audiences could appreciate the parody of Kurosawa, but to Japanese audiences the film also served as a reference to director Yasuharu Hasebes own popular Alleycat Rock series 197071 from the preRoman Porno era. This series featured actress Meiko Kaji in stories about a female motorcycle gang.Having been a director at Nikkatsu since before the Roman Porno days, Hasebe was uncomfortable with the pink film genre, and mixed his first two Roman Pornos with other genres to create interest. Besides the historicaladventure style of Naked Seven, he departed from standard pink style with his next film, Sukeban Deka Dirty Mary 1974, a tribute to the Dirty Harry films. Naked Seven was successful at the time of its release, and, in their Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia The Sex Films 1998, the Weissers give the film three points out of four. Because Naked Seven and Dirty Mary, Hasebes first two films in the Roman Porno series, had both departed from standard pink themes, Hasebe did not consider them to be Pink Films. After departing Nikkatsu for television, he returned to the studio to direct controversial rapethemed films in the Violent Pink genre. Hasebe considered the first of these films, Rape 1976, to be his first true sex film. Through the violent pink genre, Hasebe had the creative freedom from the strict sex formula, and created such controversial films as Assault Jack the Ripper 1976 and Rape 13th Hour 1977. Though Hasebes films in this genre are generally considered his best work, they remain controversial. ........

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