Venue: Rivendell (Bronsothon)
The Bad: Kinjite is an incredibly trashy piece of sleaze. It alternates between Bronson screaming racist epitaphs at Japanese people and an extended montage of greasy men raping a young girl. It's the kind of film that makes you feel as if you need to take a hot shower immediately afterward.
The Weird: There is a plot device involving the father of the kidnapped Japanese girl having bizarre sexual proclivities and groping Charles Bronson's daughter on a bus. You think this is building toward a conflict when Bronson is put on the case of the Japanese girl's abduction. And in fact there is a moment near the end of the film when the Japanese father, so pleased to have his daughter back, brings a gift to Bronson and the daughter recognizes him....and then nothing happens. Cinema's most unnecessary story element?
Rating: 5/10 Atkins