Well, here's a fun piece of news ... IVL's contract to release classic films from Japan's Kadokawa Pictures on DVD in Hong Kong has already yielding some surprising titles and here comes another one. Shinji Somai's Sailor Suit And Machine Gun stars then-teen idol Hiroko Yakushimaru - still quite active as an actress, seen recently in Suzuki's Princess Raccoon and Yamazaki's Always - as a high school girl named leader of a run down yakuza gang when her gangster father dies unexpectedly. What's a girl to do but pick up a gun and try to lead by force?
A long time word of mouth cult title Sailor Suit and Machine Gun has had a bit of a revival on the festival and art house circuit lately and as far as I can tell this will be its first ever English subtitled release. For those curious to check it out some kind soul has uploaded a five minute reel of footage from the film to YouTube.