Tokyo 1905: Since her father was killed by 3 persons she only knows by
their tattoos (a deer, a boar and a butterfly), master-thief Ocho (Reiko
Ike) is trying to track down and exact revenge on the killers. Eventually,
she meets with assassin Shunosuke, who just attempted (and failed) to kill
powerful politician Kurokawa and is now on the run. She helps him escape,
but out of force of habit she steals his locket - but at the same time he
has stolen her heart ...
Later, she tries to break innocent Yuki (Rie Saotome) free from brothel
owner Iwakura, but he agrees to only set her free if Ocho beats Christina
(Christina Lindberg), a British gambler, at poker - if not, Ocho will have
to work for Iwakura too.
Just by poor chance, Kurokawa is present at the game, and after a few
rounds - with mostly Christina winning, Shunosuke shows up with another
gang of assassins to kill Kurokawa ... and while Christina does bnot
hesitate a moment to shoot all other assassins, whe can't bring herself to
shoot Shunosuke too, and she lets him escape ... soon it turns out they
once were lovers ...
After the assassination attempt, Christina is visibly distraacted, and
it is easy for Ocho to beat her.
The next day, Ocho meets Shunosuke again, who is now more on the run
than ever, so Ocho agrees to hide him, and the two soon start an affair.
Iwakura meanwhile has released Yuki, but not before he has raped her
... which is somehow good news for Ocho, because Yuki has seen a deer
tattoo on his back - and therefore he is one of the killers of Ocho's
father. Soon enough, Ocho walks into one of Iwakura's traps on purpose,
and soon enough, he decides to rape her too - which is exactly what she
has wanted, as she rubs her body with a scented but poisonous oil, which
Iwakura just can't stop licking - until he dies.
It doesn't take Ocho and Shunosuke long to find out the second killer
of Ocho's father was Kurokawa, since he has a boar tattooed onto his back,
but in the meantime, things have developed somewhere else: Christina has
turned out to be a British spy, working for ambassador Guiness (Mark
Darling) who's trying to destabilize the region - but Christina has turned
into a spy only to see Shunosuke again, she actually couldn't care less
about her mission, which forces her to sleep with Kurokawa nevertheless -
but soon enough she betrays Kurokawa to Shunosuke and helps him figure out
a way to assassinate him ...
The plan, to kill Kurokawa on a train, almost works, until Ocho, by now
Shunosuke's accomplice, shows up, and out of jealousy, Christina has
Shunosuke thrown of the train and has Ocho made prisoner, whom she
personally whips fiercely (wearing a very campy to cool cowgirl outfit).
Eventually though, Kurokawa's wife shows up and confesses to Ocho to be
her mother ... which Kurokawa overhears and forces her to confess
everything, that she is the woman with the butterfly tattoo, instrumental
in the death of Ocho's father. Kurokawa and his wife soon start to fight
quite violently, which culminates in him strangling her to death, then he
leaves Ocho alone, all tied up.
Meanwhile, Shunosuke and Christina meet once more - only to find out
they have walked into one of Kurokawa's traps, and in a violent gunfight,
both of them die, in each other's arms ...
Ocho has managed to free herself and gotten hold of a sword - and she
starts slaughtering her way through Kurokawa's staff and household, and
even near lethal bullets or swordwounds cannopt stop her until she has
killed Kurokawa and by this exacted her revenge.
The plot might sound overcomplicated and not quite that special at the
same time, but fact is:
Sex and Fury is an immensely enjoyable, stylish, erotic and
violent revenge tale, full of squirting blood, naked female bodies (tits
and ass only, more wasn't allowed in Japan), and carefully designed
images. Of course, those superficially politically correct will be
appalled by this film, as will be those who are not into this kind of
revenge movies altogether, or those who hate sex and violence (but then,
why even watch a film called Sex and Fury, UI wouldn't know how to
make it any clearer), everyone else though might have a great time with