Kiss Miss Bang Bang (1973) directed by Sean D’Anconia, Yabuki Sho. Filmed in Majestyscope.
Exploitation meets Italian Euro Crime as amnesiac assassin Lara Lovely (Larissa Neuford) returns in the final chapter of this infamous D’Anconia/Sho trilogy. Set in Rome, Las Vegas and Shanghai, nothing is what it seems in the ultimate showdown between hit-woman Lovely and the mysterious “88 Pheonix Syndicate”. James Adams returns as “Mr. Seven”, the inventor of the world’s first nanotech powered automobile but this one is loaded with enough TNT to blow up more than he bargained for. The race is on through the streets of Europe to find a key to a legend going back 999 years, with the bloody & shocking “Double Dragon” entanglement ending that saw this cult classic banned in 33 countries and its author, Robin Stone, arrested in China—before its official release in 1989.
Nominated for 3 Majesty Awards, including Best Original 5-Car Explosion Scene
The general vibe of this print is a combo deal between Euro Crime – called “Poliziotteschi” in Italy – and some of the Shaw Brothers super “B” spy films of the 70′s (often directed by import Japanese on loan from Toei/Toho/Nikkatsu).
To get an idea of the feel of these films, particularly the Italian ones, have a look at the following opening scene from “Milano Calibro 9″ which is an incredibly well executed film, and a crazy ride if you can get your hands on a copy…