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Stray Cat Rock (all 5 films!) at The Palace Picture House
August 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 17, 2017 @ 11:00 pm | $7 - $10
Organizer: The Palace Picture House, Phone: (423) 645-8920 https://chattpalace.com
Categories: Date Night, Film, Uncategorized
Starring LADY SNOWBLOOD’s Meiko Kaji and directed by genre veterans Yasuharu Hasebe (MASSACRE GUN, RETALIATION) and Toshiya Fujita (LADY SNOWBLOOD), the STRAY CAT ROCK series — all made between 1970-71, a golden age of Japanese exploitation film — features a psychedelic mix of girl gangs, bikers, sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll and plenty of ass-kicking. It’s all captured in a delirious mash-up of pop aesthetics including split screens, freeze frames, injections of color, frenetic editing and dizzying angles, making these films a riotous joy from beginning to end.
STRAY CAT ROCK: DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS
“I love the palpable enthusiasm behind the camera here; everything is just brimming with a punkish, anarchic and stylised energy.” — Luke McCarthy, Letterboxd
“[Meiko Kaji]: a haunting beauty with a commanding screen presence, able to convey more with one squint of her eye than most actors could in an entire page of dialogue.” — Christopher Bickel, Dangerous Minds
In the first STRAY CAT ROCK film, a girl gang go up against criminal organization the Seiyu Group, where blood is shed and friendships are tested following a fixed boxing match.
STRAY CAT ROCK: WILD JUMBO
“Beach Blanket Pinku!” — Matt Lynch, Letterboxd
Released just mere months after the success of the first STRAY CAT ROCK entry DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS, WILD JUMBO is outta sight. A group of five friends known as the “Pelican Gang” spend time hanging out, driving around in their all-terrain buggy and listening to psychedelic jazz fusion when they’re approached by a mysterious horse-riding girl, who suggests they rob 30 million yen from a religious movement called Seikyo Gakkei…
STRAY CAT ROCK: SEX HUNTER
“There were many political protests at the time seeking US military withdrawal from Japan. While no protests are featured or expressly mentioned…the film captures the spirit of the times just the same.” — Kyle Warner, City On Fire
In series fan favorite SEX HUNTER, the gang go up against rival male gang The Eagles. Naturally, sex and explosive violence erupt! Plus, there’s some real-deal themes of racial injustice in the mix, giving this film a substantive weight.
STRAY CAT ROCK: MACHINE ANIMAL
In MACHINE ANIMAL, intense rivalry is once again the focus with two gangs pursuing LSD pushers looking to move a hot score!
STRAY CAT ROCK: BEAT ‘71
“There’s a lot of loaded imagery in that final battle where Eastern Culture is literally doing battle with Western Culture — in a Wild West Town no less!” — Craig Duffy, Letterboxd
This swansong to the series sees Kaji framed and sent to prison by her boyfriend’s father. With the help of some hippies, she strives to be re-united…
Buy tickets to 2 different STRAY CAT ROCK films showing and enter code PICKTWOPASS at check out to receive $5 off! NOT valid for 2 tickets to the same film.
Buy tickets to ALL FIVE FILMS and enter code FIVEFILMPASS for $15 off!
One code per customer.
Let your friendly neighborhood Palace box office representative know that you purchased a PICKTWOPASS or FIVEFILMPASS during your first screening of STRAY CAT ROCK to receive your pass!
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