The Girls of Attack Girls Swim Team vs. The Undead

Attack Girls Swim Team vs. The Undead

For part 2 of this Halloween double feature, here are the ladies of another Japanese horror-comedy, the 2007 gorefest Attack Girls Swim Team vs. The Undead (aka The Girls Rebel Force of Competitive Swimmers and Undead Pool). The above poster features star and former JAV idol (of course) Sasa Handa at center with the chainsaw, which is misleading because she wasn't the one who used a chain saw in this movie. Anyway, to the left of Sasa is her fellow JAV veteran and co-star Yuria Hidaka, who is also given plenty of room to shine (if not swim) in this movie.


In a nutshell (since this isn't a really review of the movie as it is a feature on the ladies who appear in it); an inoculation that's supposed to prevent a virus that's going around the school turns those that get it into flesh-eating zombies. However, the members of the swim team aren't affected and it's later discovered that the chlorine in the pool seems to make them immune to the effects of the tainted vaccine. So, we have the swim team vs. the undead. If you have a collection of Japanese gore movies with gratuitous female nudity, this one is definitely worth adding to it.

Sasa Handa
Sasa Handa (known during her non-AV days as "Chieri Haruyama") plays Aki Kitashima, a new student with a mysterious background who possess the skills to fight the undead. If the character was written as being emotionless and wooden, then Sasa played this one to the T. However, I believe it's safe to say that Sasa was cast in this role for at least two reasons other than her acting abilities, or lack of. She also appeared in the "Zero Woman" series' 2007 entry, Zero Woman R, featured here.

Yuria Hidaka
Yuria Hidaka plays Sayaka, who assumes leadership of the swim team after they lose their captain. She gives Aki a very warm welcome to the school and encourages her to join the team without even knowing if she can swim. She also reveals to Aki that they share some common physical traits (or so it seems) and a very special bond. There's a very steamy shower and kitchen floor scene between the two in this film and the latter even made me forget I was watching a splatter-comedy ....even one with T&A. A little Googling on Yuria will reveal she's done some pretty "extravagant" work during her JAV career.

Mizuka Arai
One of the prettiest ladies in the film whom I wish would have had a larger part, is Mizuka Arai. In this still from the classroom carnage scene, she's about to be a tasty bite for her zombiefied classmate sitting behind her. Sorry, but the few credits I was able to find on Mizuka, did not include AV. Her Livedoor blog (in Japanese and hasn't been posted to in a couple of years) is here.

Ayumu Tokitô
Ayumu Tokitô plays Miss Mariko, a teacher who becomes a sex-starved homicidal maniac after being infected with the strange virus, which also causes her (for whatever reason) to speak in English. However, it's so poorly-enunciated, the English subtitles remain during her crazy rantings.

Tomoko Attacks Sayaka
Tomoko is the first member of the swim team who succumbs to the effects of the virus and demonstrates its symptomatic effects by trying to take a bite out of Sayaka.

Attack Girls Swim Team
The swim team (minus Aki, who joins them later) in their "battle gear" preparing to wage war against the zombies


Official Trailer


EDIT: The official trailer has been removed from Daily Motion, but you can view the original article with the official trailer here.


Posted by: CEC on Oct 31, 11 | 3:00 am | Profile

COMMENTS


Happened upon Sasa Handa the other day..as you do while surfing..with Big Bro over my shoulder: he was enjoying it as well..but I digress.
Could that first poster, when translated, be for the 'Tokyo Chainsaw Massacre'?
LOL@'Swim Team'..gotta hand it to the Japanese. Do they realise it's hilarious?


Posted by: longtack on Oct 31, 11 | 6:17 am

ok.. how can i get the full movie??? This is my friday night planned......


Posted by: kroos on Oct 31, 11 | 7:32 am

by the way longtack, sort of on topic, but how's that new government censorship crackdown affecting you? Wonder if you're at risk of losing asian-sirens.... (that would have been devastating for me when i was there....)


Posted by: kroos on Oct 31, 11 | 7:33 am

kroos, I am sure you can imagine how it is.
I decided not to go with the response I'd planned, trying instead to follow the adage: 'loose lips sink ships'.I'm even careful (when I manage to think of it)what I say in text messages and emails about certain sensitive issues.
To keep this topical, Sasa does seem to me to be the hottest one here.


Posted by: longtack on Oct 31, 11 | 1:05 pm

Agreed that Sasa is fine.... but for some reason Ayumu is bringing out my MILF-ophile inclinations.

Maybe because she reminds me a of certain hof adjuma i used to know in korea.....


Posted by: kroos on Oct 31, 11 | 6:49 pm

the ladies aren't as pretty as in the last video but the film itself seems much less disturbing


Posted by: ..... on Oct 31, 11 | 11:43 pm

Some Sasa video clips and photos:

http://www.asktiava.com/search/?q=sasa+handa&t=b&m=date&suggestBox=1


Posted by: Wingsfan19 on Nov 01, 11 | 6:51 am

More of Sasa Handa (my favorite shot):

http://www.66rt.cc/rtys/pprt/1816_10.html


Posted by: longtack on Nov 01, 11 | 8:34 am

As Frank Zappa said "She was buns up, kneeling. I surrendered to the feeling!"


Posted by: Wingsfan19 on Nov 04, 11 | 7:08 am

Ahhh, too many years gone by:

She was buns up kneeling
I was wheeling and dealing
SHE surrendered to the feeling
She started in to squealing


Posted by: Wingsfan19 on Nov 04, 11 | 7:36 am