Written by: Michael Den Boer on October 3rd, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Japan, 2009
Director: Kenichi Fujiwara
Cast: Tsugumi Nagasawa, naoyuki chiba, riri kouda, yuya matsuura
DVD released: May 4th, 2010
Approximate running time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo Japanese
DVD Release: Cinema Epoch / Tokyo Erotique
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.98
Synopsis: A woman’s past comes back to haunt her. When she makes the news. After she easily disposing of a rapist.
Girl in Captivity 2: Hitwoman in Chains was directed by Kenichi Fujiwara (Zero Woman R). And even though its bears many similarities to its predecessor, Girl in Captivity: Psycho Torture Chamber. This film is only a sequel in name only. First off the plot for Girl in Captivity 2: Hitwoman in Chains, especially at the beginning spends a lot more time establishing who everyone is and what their motivations are. It is not until the film’s sex up final act that things gets really sleazy. The best way to describe the plot, is that this film is essentially a Pinku Eiga take on La Femme Nikita. And while erotica is one of the main draws of Pinku Eiga. This film does a great job not relying on padded sexual sequences. The more plot drive moments and action sequences lend themselves well to the story at hand. This film greatest asset its lead actress Tsugumi Nagasawa (Grotesque, Passions of a Private Secretary) in the role of Mizuki a woman who is forced to confront her past as assassin, when those who she used to work for find her. When all is said and done, despite its familiarity Girl in Captivity 2: Hitwoman in Chains is an enjoyable ride that has a satisfying mix action and erotica.
Cinema Epoch presents Girl in Captivity 2: Hitwoman in Chains in an anamorphic widescreen that retains the film’s original aspect ratio. Colors look nicely saturated, flesh tones look healthy and black levels fare well. Details generally look crisp and the image remains stable throughout.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in Japanese. Removable English subtitles that are easy to follow and error free have been included. The audio is clear and balanced throughout.
Extras for this release include a image gallery with music from the film playing in the background and a promo image gallery of titles that are available on DVD from Cinema Epoch. Overall Girl in Captivity 2: Hitwoman in Chains gets a well rounded audio / video presentation from Cinema Epoch.