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- Pinky Violence -

What is Pinky violence? It's a line of sexy, action-exploitation thrillers begun in the late sixties in
Japan. These films featured female yakuzas and girl boss guerillas duking it out for their freedom, their pride and their own piece of the pie. This electrifying genre mixed titillation with social commentary, predating its closest American and European counterparts by several years. These groundbreaking films continue to influence some of cinema's most celebrated directors, like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Takashi Miike.

All posters are the original Japanese release posters produced by Toei, and displayed in the
theater lobbies throughout Japan. Since films in the Pinky Violence genre were considered
adult movies, they were only shown in adult movie theaters (the equivalent of the American
grindhouse) in Tokyo and Osaka, with a mere handful of additional theaters outside these two
major metropolitan cities (in places like Fukokua, Yokohama, Hiroshima and Okinawa). As a
result, they were not wild posted like movie posters for commercial releases, and the printed
quantities were likely in the hundreds, rather than the thousands. Many of these were destroyed
as part of the national recycle program shortly after their initial release.

When guest curator Matt Kennedy first began collecting these posters in the early 1990's, he sought to collect one of each poster for each Pinky Violence film released. After realizing the rarity of these collectibles he opted to buy multiples, and eventually began buying every poster he could find of films in the Pinky Violence genre. Multiple trips back and forth to Japan included shopping sprees at every poster and memoribilia shop in Tokyo, and his exhaustive search yielded a collection of posters, lobby cards and press books that exceeded any collection in Japan. When licensing the films for release in the US & Canada, it became evident that Kennedy's collection included posters not present in the Toei archive, the studio that had produced the films originally. It is possible that fewer than a dozen of some of these posters are still in existence, and none in such pristine, archival condition as those exhibited in this show.

All the posters in this show have been linen-backed for conservation purposes. This is an expensive archival process that yields museum-quality presentation. The posters in this show were linen-backed by Poster Mountain, the exclusive conservator of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Only the finest cotton canvas available, grade "A", 12oz., raw, unbleached canvas imported from India has been used for mounting, with a white, machine-made Japanese paper called MASA sandwiched between the poster and the canvas. This additional layer helps to give the mount more body, while also providing a smooth surface for the poster. A proprietary mixtures of wheat paste, synthetic pastes, methyl cellulose, and PVA (Poly Vinyl Acetate) has been used to matte the posters on the linen. These pastes are archival and at the very forefront of preservation technology. They will not yellow over time and they remain soluble in water, but will not break down completely, making the clean up of old mounting paste much less dangerous to the artwork
.

Original Movie Posters For Sale (click image for larger picture):


"Criminal Woman
Killing Melody (small)"
(Zenka Onna Karoshi
Bushi) 1973
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Atsushi Mihori
20"x29" framed
Original Film Poster
$600.00


"Criminal Woman
Killing Melody (large)"
(Zenka Onna Karoshi
Bushi) 1973
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Atsushi Mihori
20"x58" framed
Original Film Poster
$800.00


"Girl Boss Guerilla (large)"
(Sukeban Gerira) 1972
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x58" framed
Original Film Poster
$1200.00


"Girl Boss Guerilla
(small)"
(Sukeban Gerira) 1972
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x29" framed
Original Film Poster
$750.00


"Girl Boss Escape
From Reform School"
(Sukeban: Kankain
Dasso) 1973
Stars: Miki Sugimoto
Director: Sadao Nakajima
20"x29" framed
Original Film Poster
$600.00



"Girl Boss Blues: Queen
Bee Strikes Back"
(Metsubachi No
Chosen) 1972
Stars: Reiko Ike
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x29" unframed
Original Film Poster
$500.00
(2 Available)


"Hot Springs Geisha"
(Onsen Geisha) 1972
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Teruo Ishii
20"x29" unframed
Original Film Poster
$450.00




"Modern Porno Tale
Inhereted Whore"
(Gendai porno-den:
senten-sei inpu) 1972
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Sandra Julian
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x58" unframed
Original Film Poster
$950.00


"Erotic Nun Story:
Deadly Game"
(Title to be privided) 19??
Stars: ??
Director: ??
20"x29" unframed
Original Film Poster
$500.00
(2 Available)



"Hot Springs
Mimizu Geisha"
(Onsen Mimizu
Geisha) 1972
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x58" unframed
Original Film Poster
$750.00


"School of the
Holy Beast"
(Seijû gakuen) 1974
Stars: Yumi Takagawa
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x58" unframed
Original Film Poster
$1200.00




"Viper Brothers:
Extortion Plot"

(Mamushi No Kyodai -
Kyokatsu San Oku-En) 1973
Stars: Bunta Sagawa
& Yuriko Mishima
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x29" unframed
Original Film Poster
$250.00
(unlinen-backed)


"Terrifying Girl's High
School Lynch Law
Classroom"
(Kyôfu Joshikôkô: Bôkô
Rinchi Kyôshitsu) 1973
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
20"x29" framed
Original Film Poster
$600.00


"Terrifying Girl's High
School Women's Violent
Classroom"
(Kyofu Joshi Koko -
Boryoku Kyoshitsu) 1972
Stars: Reiko Ike &
Miki Sugimoto
Director: Norifumi Suzuki

20"x29" unframed
Original Film Poster
$500.00


"Terrifying Girl's High
School Animal Courage"
(Kyofu Joshi Koko -
Animaru Dokyosei) 1973
Stars: Reiko Ike
Director: Masahiro Shimura
20"x58" unframed
Original Film Poster
$750.00



"Zero Woman
Red Handcuffs"
(Zeroka no onna: Akai
wappa) 1974
Stars: Miki Sugimoto
Director: Yukio Noda
20"x29" unframed
Original Film Poster
$750.00


Limited Edition Prints For Sale (click image for larger picture):


"Pinky Violence #1"
11"x17" unframed
Giclee Print
on archival cotton paper
Signed & Numbered
Limited Edition of 25
$49.95


"Pinky Violence #2"
11"x17" unframed
Giclee Print
on archival cotton paper
Signed & Numbered
Limited Edition of 25
$49.95


"Exhibit Poster"
11"x17" unframed
print on glossy cardstock
Signed & Numbered
Limited Edition of 25
$10.00



DVDs For Sale (click image for larger picture):


"The Pinky Violence
Collection"
DVD


Four Action-Packed,
Pinky Violence Films!
This exclusive Collector's Edition comes in an
amazing custom pink
booklet case with
integrated 26 page color
booklet. A true one-
of-a-kind collector's set.
Features:
Criminal Woman: Killing
Melody, Terrifying Girls'
High School: Lynch Law
Classroom, Girl Boss
Guerilla, & Delinquent Girl
Boss: Worthless To
Confess
$119.99






"Sex & Fury"
1973


One of the wildest, most violent, entertaining
Japanese sexploitation
pictures from the 1970s.
Ocho, a gambler and
pickpocket, encounters
the three villains
responsible for her father's murder, and runs
afoul of various Yakuza
who want her dead. A
European spy whose
sadistic diplomat boss
has his own nefarious
plans, complicates
matters. A riproaring
action saga filled
with beautiful bodies,
bloody swordplay, and
psychedelic imagery.
89 minutes.
$24.99



"Female Yakuza Tale -
Inquisition and Torture "

DVD


Notoriously lacking
restraint, this gonzo
sequel to Sex & Fury
follows the further
exploits of Ocho, a thief
and gambler running afoul
of evil yakuza in Tokyo.
Aided by a lone wolf
adventurer, Ocho
investigates a ruthless
gang of cutthroats who
are using indentured
prostitutes as drug
mules. A mind-altering
sexploitation action saga,
all culminating in a
bloody mobster
massacre replete with
sultry swordswomen. Full
of intoxicating mayhem
and uproarious
kabuki-striptease antics.
90 minutes.
$24.99


"Girl Boss Guerilla"
1972


Female bikers! Catfights!
Gang violence! Sukeban
Guerilla expands on
classic exploitation "bad
girl" archetypes with an
explosive abandon. Fans
of Faster, Pussycat! Kill!
Kill! and Switchblade
Sisters should brace
themselves for the be-all,
end-all and show-all of
what's possible in the
realms of grindhouse girls
gone way-past-wild.
84 minutes.
$24.99









"Terrifying Girls' High
School: Lynch Law
Classroom "

1973


This flick opens with a
female school clique
bloodletting a fellow
student. The terrified girl
breaks free of the
life-draining vacuum
syringe and races to the
roof, where her tormentors
force her off the ledge and
stomp on her fingers until
she falls to her death. This
is all before the main titles!
And that clique? They
aren't even the real bad
girls! This is like Mean
Girls via Caged Heat as
written by Jess Franco and
directed by Russ Meyer.
All those Takashi Miike
fans need to check out
this film.
88 minutes.
$24.99


"Legends of The
Poisonous Seductress,
Vol 1: Female
Demon Ohyaku"

1968


A quiet actress wrongly
sent to prison and is
pushed by her tormentors
to the point of no return.
With a demon tattoo
splayed across her back
and a sword in her hand,
she embarks on a
crusade of vengeance
against all those who
have wronged her, laying
waste to man and woman
alike in her quest for
bloody retribution.
90 minutes.
$24.99






"Legends of The
Poisonous Seductress,
Vol 2: Quick Draw
Okatsu"

1969


The daughter of a
swordplay instructor
takes on a power-hungry magistrate. Joined by
Rui, a wild young
swordswoman, the two
sexy avengers embark on
a blood-soaked quest for
revenge after Okatsu is
raped and her father
slaughtered by one of his
assistants. Okatsu and
Rui slash their way
through dozens of evil
men in order to settle the
score with those who
wronged them, in this
swordplay classic which
features some of the best
fight scenes of the series. 90 minutes.
$24.99


"Legends of The Poisonous
Seductress, Vol 3: Okatsu
The Fugitive"

1969


Junko Miyazono appears one
final time as the legendary
swordswoman, but this time
seeking a corrupt merchant
responsible for the death of
her parents. Betrayed by her
fiancé, Okatsu finds herself
aided in her quest by a
handsome stranger – who
happens to be as handy with
a sword as she is! What is
the reason for his kindness,
and will Okatsu be able to
prevail? Whatever the end
may be, the restless spirits
of her murdered parents drive
Okatsu along her crimson
colored road of vengeance.
84 minutes.
$24.99



"Thriller - A Cruel
Picture"
1974


This is the film that
Quentin Tarantino called
the roughest revenge
movie ever made!
Growing up mute after a
childhood sexual assault
a young girl is picked up,
drugged and forced into a
life of drug addiction and
prostitution. She rebels
against her captor only to
have one of her eyes
gouged out as punishment
(in a scene rumored to
have been filmed with an
actual corpse). She trains
herself in the fine arts of
fighting, killing and
revenge. Transformed into
a one-woman killing
machine , she uses her
new skills to enact bloody
revenge on those who have done her wrong.
107 minutes.
$24.99


"Wandering Ginza
Butterfly"
1972


A Female gang leader
goes to prison for
murdering a Yakuza member. Upon her
release, she is immersed
in a world of sex clubs &
criminals. When the Yakuza try to muscle
her uncle's billiard hall,
she is forced to weild a
pool cue to wreak
bloody vengeance!
86 minutes.
$24.99











"Wandering Ginza
Butterfly 2: She-Cat
Gambler"
1972


A continuation of the first
Wandering Ginza
Butterfly story, where our
heroine stalks the
Yakuza in search of the
man who killed her
father. Starring Sonny Chiba!
86 minutes.
$24.99















"Wild Zero"
2000


(Not a Pinky Violence film)

Japan's Rock 'N Roll Horror
Sci-Fi, Zombie, Mob, Love
Story Classic. Featuring
The band Guitar Wolf, this
is the greatest movie ever.
98 minutes.
$24.99
















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