From the “better late than never” files, here’s a review of Heroine Body Blow vol. 2 from Giga Freeks (aka Akiba-Web), released way back in 2004. I bought this on DVD many years ago and recently re-watched it for old time’s sake. As the title indicates, this is a very specific, specialized video focusing almost exclusively on punches to the heroine’s body. There’s no overt sexual stuff* and no other forms of torment. The bad guys just really, really enjoy punching the heroine in the stomach.
Lots of heroine movies focus on belly punches. Judging from the content out there, I would guess that this is one of the most popular forms of torment in heroine peril films. Every single Giga and Zen heroine film features at least one extended scene in which the heroine is repeatedly punched in the belly to the delight of the bad guys. All of the Ring Divas films focus on belly punching, and so do many videos from just about every other company.
But of course, if the Japanese are going to do it, then by God, they’re going to go all the way. Heroine Body Blow vol. 2 features over 90 minutes of belly punching. 90 minutes! The entire movie is, aside from a brief fighting sequence in the beginning, basically one long belly punching sequence. So as a buyer (if after six+ years, you’re still on the fence about this particular film), your choice is clear. If you don’t like heroine peril + belly punching, then do not purchase this film. That would just be crazy. However, if you do like belly punching in heroine films, I don’t think you’ll ever see a better video than this one.
First, the actress, whose name I do not know (can someone out there help out?), is stunning. She looks great and her acting is excellent, even in the early scenes, which have her stalking a whip-wielding bad guy decked out in camaflouge (to better blend in with his industrial surroundings, I guess). The heroine shoots a few bad guys with her laser gun and then beats the crap out of the main villain, kicking him to the ground, and then getting ready to apprehend him. Before she can react, a henchman zaps her from behind with a tazer.
The bad guys tie her up. Since all of the dialogue is in Japanese, I have no idea what the situation is about, but apparently the heroine possesses some key information that the bad guys need, and the best way they can devise to extract it is to punch her in the stomach until she tells them what they want to know. So, with the heroine tied AOH, the bad guys start punching her. This first scene goes on for several minutes. Our actress is awesome. Her reactions are excellent. This scene continues until the heroine loses consciousness.
She wakes up in her jail cell later that night with a bit of a tummy ache (nothing that a couple of Tums can’t take care of, I’m sure). To add insult to injury, one of the bad guys stops by her cell and verbally taunts her. What a creep, huh? I can’t even imagine what he’s saying to her. Maybe, “I really can’t wait to punch you some more tomorrow, first thing after breakfast!” The poor girl looks on stoically.
The next day, the heroine is tied up again, this time with her arms spread apart. The bad guys have invented a new torture device: a boxing-style glove that sends out jolts of electricity every time a punch is delivered. The glove-wearing bad guy punches her, and yellow bolts of electricity travel through our heroine’s body. The actress performs this very well, somehow accurately capturing this horrifying sensation. This scene continues for a very long time. Occasionally, the bad guys stop punching, only to push a few buttons and increase the intensity of the electric glove. The heroine responds each time, conveying new pain levels. For belly punching fans, I think this has to rank as one of the greatest scenes of all time. At one point, the bad guys rip her space-age costume, revealing glimpses of her body underneath (and entering R-rated territory for nudity).
So, you probably get the picture by now. The heroine is tied up by the neck (being choked while being punched), she’s held by two guys and punched by a third, she passes out, gets revived repeatedly by having buckets of water thrown on her, get punched some more, etc. This video features virtually endless belly punching and just about every possible variation imaginable.
So, for belly punching enthusiasts, this film would have to be considered a masterpiece. I can’t imagine non belly-punching enthusiasts enjoying this film, although they might get a kick out of the costume, the lovely heroine, the bondage aspect of it, etc. Some guys might even enjoy the heroine kicking everyone’s ass for a few minutes at the beginning (these scenes are actually very good—the heroine shoots a bunch of bad guys with a laser gun, beats them up with some martial arts moves, and basically tortures and interrogates one henchman for several minutes). But for belly punching fans, I would have to say that I consider this the greatest belly punching video of all time.
I think Giga/Akiba discontinued this “Heroine Body Blow” series a long time ago. I’ve seen a few others in the collection and didn’t really care for them. I can see why they no longer produce such specialized films, since I doubt there are significant profits there to justify continued production. A shame, in my opinion, but definitely understandable.
So, for fans of this particular fetish, I give an A. For non-fans, I give a ?.
* Actually, it turns out that there is some sexual abuse towards the end, during the closing credits. But it has the feeling of being thrown in at the last minute to appease fans who bought the video expecting more of that sort of thing.