Love to Kill
Someone tipped me off that there was an obscure
film out there by this name with Yukari Oshima in it. To my surprise my
HK video store actually had a film by this title and sure enough Yukari
is in it. A little less surprising was the fact that there are no sub-titles
and to no surprise was the fact that this is not a very good film. It appears
to be shot on video and is likely a TV production of some kind.
Often with non sub-titled films, I can figure
out what is going on to some degree. I didn’t really have a clue on this
one. Not that it was all that complicated, but I could never understand
what relationship the characters had to one another.
At first it looked like Yukari wasn’t going to
do much in this film, but look sweet and do a bit of bowing. Then she passes
some bad fellows on the staircase and she gives them the patented Oshima
look that says “get you later sucker!”. Then I knew the film would not
be a total loss.
As best as I could tell Yukari and her partner
(or husband or boyfriend) are cops from Japan that have come to HK to look
for some Yakuza type. They hook up with a HK cop (who flirts with Yukari
much to the dismay of her partner) and go after the bad guys.
Yukari gets involved with four to five fights
– shows some quick leg kicks – but none of them are very interesting until
the last one. This is the big showdown and Yukari gets to kneecap a couple
If anyone ever sees this and understands it
– feel free to let me know what was going on!