Search for the Black Pearl

Yôjirô Takita, 1984, 67 mins

AKA Chikan densha: Shitagi Kensatsu

The world’s largest black pearl has vanished without a trace, and it’s up to private detective Ippei to track it down. His only clue is the mysterious words of a dying man, “Pussy Print!”…. What could it mean?! With the world’s greatest mystery writer also looking for the mysterious jewel, the race to find the pearl is on!

“…scenes are handled magnificently, featuring a delicious stew of irony, karma, revenge, slapstick comedy, camaraderie, horror, romance, sex and, of course, groping!”  –

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