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Rating: 5 stars

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Seen on: 02/06/2020

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School in the Crosshairs (1981)

Directed by Nobuhiko Ōbayashi

Science Fiction | Drama

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

Mitamura Yuka is a normal, shy high school student… Except for the fact that she has psychic powers. When a new student with similar powers begins to show her skills, creating a force of psychic Nazi student enforcers, Yuka and her friends vow to stop her. But behind it all is a mysterious force that will put Yuka’s powers to the ultimate test!

Length 90 minutes

Actors

Miyoko Akaza | Kaori Mizushima | Tôru Minegishi | Noriko Sengoku | Hiroko Yakushimaru | Hajime Hana | Ryôichi Takayanagi | Masami Hasegawa | Kôichi Miura | Makoto Tezuka | Fumi Dan | Shingo Yanagisawa | Hiromitsu Suzuki | Chiharu Kuri | Yusuke Okada | Kôichi Yamamoto | Nobuyo Ôyama | Yuji Yasuda

Viewing Notes

This was the second film scheduled by DKUTV in their student themed double feature (the first was The Drifting Classroom). But it’s also a Nobuhiko Ōbayashi double feature which I didn’t realize. Compared to Drifting Classroom and Hausu, this is more straightforward in its delivery of a psychic college student who encounters another psychic.

I like the premise and the actors (Hiroko Yakushimaru was also the star of Sailor Suit and Machine Gun from the same year; she’s great!). However, I was a bit bored by execution. Seems like it could’ve gotten a lot weirder but generally just plays it safe throughout. I’d give it a revisit some day.

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