Hard Revenge, Milly (2008) is a short Japanese sci-fi/action film written & directed by Takanori Tsujimoto. Starring Miki Mizuno, Hiroshi Oguchi, Tetsuya Nakamura, Saaya, Hirotsugu Imamura, Mitsuki Koga. Special make-up by Yoshihiro Nishimura [Tokyo Gore Police (2008), Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009), Mutant Girls Squad (2010), Helldriver (2010)].
In post-apocalyptic Japan, Yokohama City has become an epicenter of violence ruled by a vicious gang – the worst of the new breed of criminals, The Jack Brothers. When The Jack Brothers viciously murder Milly’s husband and daughter leaving her to die, she vows revenge. She learns the art of sword combat from a master swordsman named Jubei, and eventually sets off to confront The Jack Brothers and fulfill her destiny.
Not rated. 44 minutes. Watch the trailer here…
Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle (2009) is the sequel to Hard Revenge, Milly. Written & directed by Takanori Tsujimoto. Starring Miki Mizuno, Nao Nagasawa, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Rei Fujita, Masahiro Komoto, and Mitsuki Koga as “Jack”. Special make-up by Yoshihiro Nishimura.
After Milly eliminates the Jack Brothers to avenge her family, a beautiful girl named Haru (Nao Nagasawa) approaches her for help avenging her own boyfriend. Milly initially brushes her off, but eventually recognizes her passion for vengeance and agrees to train her. Soon, an intense admirer of Jack’s named Ikki (Kazuki Tsujimoto) and his brother Hyuma (Rei Fujita), arrive to take them on. Milly makes short work of their minions and neutralizes Hyuma, but the cyborg-armed Ikki manages to injure her severely. Will she be able to survive and help Haru exact vengeance?
Not rated. 72 minutes. Watch the trailer here…
Hard Revenge, Milly and Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle were released on a single DVD in the U.S. by Well Go USA.
My thoughts… Post-apocalyptic wastelands, bad-ass bio-mechanical girls, stylish action sequences, over-the-top gore effects, and glorious arterial sprays! All that and beautiful former model Miki Mizuno! Awesome!! The only things that could make Hard Revenge, Milly and its sequel Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle any more wonderfully Japanese would be schoolgirls and giant robots! Would those things make these movies any better? No. They’re nearly perfect as they are. The martial arts, sword fights and gun battles in these two movies are stunning and beautiful – as is the excessive gore!