Gun Woman



Gun Woman is currently available on Netflix.

From IMDB: A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.

Directed and written by Kurando Mitsutake

Starring: Asami, Kairi Narita, Noriaki Kamata, Matthew Floyd Miller, Dean Simone

TL;DR Pretty good movie. A very disturbing villain – someone you want to see get theirs. Copious amounts of nudity – just not the good kind.

Trick or Treat Radio podcast #188 features an interview with Kurando Mitsutake. They reviewed the movie itself in episode #153.

Imagine there is the son of a Yakuza leader, Hamazaki, who is just reprehensible. No redeeming qualities. Torturing people for kicks.

To set the stage, Hamazaki’s Son had kidnapped a doctor’s wife then raped and killed her in front of her husband. He then proceeded to cripple the Doctor and blind him in one eye. Cut to a few years after the death of Hamazaki and the son has been forced out of Japan to California. He is still doing whatever he wants. To whomever he wants.

Hamazaki’s Son becomes part of a club that participates in necrophilia at a remote, secure location.

The Doctor has followed Hamazaki’s Son and decided on a plan for revenge. Sneak a woman into the necro-dome with gun parts embedded into her body. A good portion of the movie involves the Doctor training the woman he buys on the black market on how to shoot a gun and disassemble and reassemble it.

I can honestly say that this exploitation throwback had me cringing quite a few times throughout the movie. I initially was not going to watch this when I saw it recommended on NetFlix. But the Trick or Treat Radio podcast review was effective enough for me to add it to my queue. When I heard they were going to interview the writer/director, I went ahead and gave it a watch.

I am not disappointed in seeing this movie whatsoever. The disturbing portions only served to build up the tension and the gratification when everything hits the fan in the latter chapters of the movie.

I am really looking forward to his next work Karate Kill once distribution is worked out.