Written by: Michael Den Boer on April 13th, 2008
Theatrical Release Date: Japan, 1970
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Writers: Norio Miyashita, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Tatsuo Umemiya, Yukie Kagawa, Bokuzen Hidari, Saburo Bouya, Keiko Fuji, Toshiaki Minami, Yasushi Suzuki, Hayato Tani, Masumi Tachibana
DVD released: January 29th, 2008
Approximate running time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital mono Japanese
DVD Release: Media Blasters/Exploitation Digital
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $29.95
Synopsis: A troubled youth named Rika (Reiko Ooshida) tries to change her life after spending most of it in reform schools. She gets a job at a night club where she reunites with some of her reform school friends who also work at the night club. Trouble always seems to find Rika who gets involved in a scuffle with a Yakuza boss who wants the land the night club is located on. Forced to return to her old ways Rika uses her sexuality and brute force against all those who get in her way.
Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams is the first film in a series of four films. The fourth film in the series Delinquent Girl Boss – Worthless to Confession three years ago on DVD by Panik House as part of its Pinky Violence Collection. All four films in the series where directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi and they all featured actress Reiko Ooshida.
Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams has a nearly flawless plot that includes all the things that one expects from a Pinky Violence film like nudity, cat fights, torture and women being beaten or treated as sex objects by the male counterparts. Kazuhiko Yamaguchi who later would direct the Sister Street Fighter trilogy creates a world that is visually bleak and titillating. The violent set pieces are all designed and executed to maximize their impact. The story does feature some moments that are a product of its time like Hippies and the psychedelic music playing at the club or when the Hippies are getting high. Visually and story wise is Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams on par with Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess.
The cast is lead by the alluring Reiko Oshida who’s equally tough as nails and sexy. There is a girl next door quality to her Rika character that sets her apart from most Pinky Violence heroines. My favorite moment in the film is when Rika and her boyfriend embrace on the beach surrounded by large cement like structures. The rest of the cast are very enjoyable in their respective roles. The Yakuza boss named Ohba is one of the more colorful and devious bosses out of all of the Pinky Violence films that I have seen so far. The score is not one of the more memorable ones to ever grace a Pinky Violence film. The film starts off with a bang with the girls at a reform school at each other’s throats and it ends with a brutal showdown between the Yakuza and Rika. Ultimately Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams is an entertaining film that hardcore fans of Pinky Violence and newbie’s can appreciate and enjoy.
Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s original aspect ratio. This release is flagged for progressive scan. The image is clean and detailed and colors and flesh tones look accurate. Overall the transfer for Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams is on par with Media Blasters other Pinky Violence releases.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital Stereo mix in Japanese and removable error free English subtitles have been included. The audio sounds clear, clean and evenly balanced.
Extras for this release are limited and consist of a trailer for Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams, a photo gallery and trailers for other Exploitation Digital releases currently available on DVD. Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams is another superb DVD release from Media Blasters.