Exciting Heroine Mighty Girl – Big Crisis Version, starring the lovely Mimi Asuka (in her only Zen Pictures appearance), is a true superheroine movie from Zen Pictures. It’s a very good video despite its somewhat unexpected ending.
The film opens up like most Zen releases—with the heroine dominating the bad guys. Mighty Girl, already in her Power Girl-like costume, is doing battle with three goons dressed in military fatigues. Mighty Girl has all the powers you might expect—super speed, super strength and invulnerability. The goons try several times to take her out with gunfire, but that is completely ineffective. What’s their Plan B? To try and punch the bullet-proof woman. Good strategy. As you may suspect, it doesn’t work all that well and all three are easily defeated.
A short time later, Mighty Girl hears a news report of some strange goings on in a warehouse. She immediately responds and upon her arrival is attacked by her clone, Black Mighty. Black Mighty has all of Mighty Girl’s powers and is under the control of the evil Kilner, who wears a Kabuki mask. The clone is a bit of a wildcard so Kilner has attached a shock collar type device to keep her under control. The two girls engage in a fight and Black Mighty mostly dominates. She defeats Mighty Girl via strangulation in a scene that lasts for over two minutes. It should be noted that the fight choreography in this battle is very high-end even by Zen Pictures standards.
When Mighty Girl awakens, she is weak and tied up in chains. Kilner punches her in the stomach over and over and tortures her with some kind of sonic device. This apparently doesn’t sit well with Black Mighty who seems to be developing a conscience. She turns on Kilner and this gives Mighty Girl a chance to escape. Kilner gets Black Mighty back under control and sends three henchmen to bring back Mighty Girl. Although still hurting, she is able to fend off all three. Just before the last henchmen passes out, he informs her that Black Mighty is going to be executed for her betrayal.
Mighty Girl returns to the warehouse to save her clone who is being thrashed by a robot that is basically a tank on legs. Mighty Girl jumps in front of a hail of gunfire that was meant for her clone and is badly injured. This scene may interest those who like to see costumes being ripped and torn. Mighty Girl tries to fight the robot, but she is badly outclassed and ends up in chains for a second time. Kilner gropes her for a while and tears at her costume, exposing one of her breasts. She is then electro-tortured by the robot for several minutes. With the last of her strength, Black Mighty attacks Kilner from behind. She frees Mighty Girl but is gunned down by the robot. Mighty Girl makes one final stand, but she is once again outmatched and gets gunned down as well. The movie ends with Mighty Girl twitching on the ground with a shock collar around her neck. Her final fate is left to the imagination.
And that’s it. Surprised? I was. I don’t think I recall any other Zen Pictures release that I have seen ending on such a down note for the heroine. I thought that was more of a Giga Freeks thing. Depressing conclusion aside, this was a nice piece of work by Zen Pictures.