Review: Switchblade Sisters (1975)

When the estrogen takes over, these girls get lethal!!!

dvd“SWITCHBLADE SISTERS”
1975
Exploitation/Action
USA

Director: Jack Hill
Stars: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Asher Brauner
Distributor: Miramax
Runtime: 91 mins
DVD REGION 1

“This is a silver dagger, and we are the Dagger Debs!”

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A group of teenage girls is ganging up and plays hardball with the boys. “The Dagger Debs” is hanging around a group of male small-time dope-pushers. But when a rival gang comes too push in their schoolyard the war is on, and it’s turning violent. Both inside of the girl-group and against the boys and their rivals. This becomes a fight of life and death.

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This is directed by the big 70’s action/exploitation director, Jack Hill(Coffy, Foxy Brown). It stars a bunch of crappy actors, but the result is half an hour of jam packed explosive action. These girls are tough as nails and kick ass whereever they go. And as I like badass female protagonists this is definitely up my alley. There’s also some fun for the blaxploitation-lovers as well. A bunch of militant black girls with a car rebuilt to a tank. And the sisters are of course helpfully violent when the enemies are a bunch of white male motherfuckers.

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