The live-action Cutey Honey movie (which spelled her name "Cutie Honey") is scarce, but it actually CAN be found on Region-1 DVD. I got my copy at Amazon for $10.
The movie takes a few liberties with the character, but it's got the essentials there, and Honey-chan is damn cute and sexy.
The details behind Honey's creation are among the most notable changes from canon (she's a recent creation in the movie's story too, which may be why none of the Hayami family appears in the film) but the technology used to keep her alive is central to the film's plot and Sister Jill's quest for immortality. Honey eats a LOT in this film in order to fuel the immense power at her disposal and the scenes with her stuffing her face are very funny. I wish I could eat that much without gaining weight.
They did an excellent job on her hair and costume, and she makes good use of her sword and trademark boomerang during the fights (including one of the only times I've ever seen Honey use her boomerang UP CLOSE... and that thing does enough damage when thrown from a distance!). The movie's special effects are really pretty good, although they have a bit of a cartoony quality to them. I think this was intentional though, especially since some actual anime clips are very briefly seen during certain plot-advancing scenes; the filmmakers seem to be having fun with reminding us that this movie is based on a cartoon series. Almost all of the fights make heavy use of CGI and model effects and have a very anime-style feel to them, but they add to the fun rather than bring it down.
Honey's major nemesis in this film is Sister Jill, who is very chillingly realized through an icy performance and some damn creepy makeup. Before facing Sister Jill though, Honey has to go through her four major underlings in the Panther Claw: Gold Claw, Cobalt Claw, Scarlet Claw and Black Claw. The fight with Gold Claw is the first major battle in the movie, and though Gold Claw essentially loses, she's retained until shortly before the climax then suddenly disposed of, one of the few things in the film that really doesn't seem to work. The battle with Cobalt Claw is very intense and gives us a good look at the conflict Honey deals with throughout the film: her desire to do good versus her desire to take revenge for her father's murder. Honey's emotions get the better of her in the fight with Cobalt Claw and she's left with a lot to think about afterwards.
She doesn't face the other two until she's ready for her showdown in the Panther Claw complex, and Scarlet Claw is a joke. Black Claw, however, is the first villain to truly give Honey a run for her money; their battle is spectacular. I thought of David Bowie as the Goblin King when Black Claw appeared, microphone in hand, singing to Honey before engaging her in battle. Black Claw's ensemble of musicians continues to play music as Black Claw and Honey duel. It just doesn't get better than that!
The friends Honey makes along the way join her in the Panther Claw complex and put their lives on the line willingly, though really more for their own reasons than Honey's. I liked the relationships Honey established with them; it added some nice weight to the story. The story is just as much an exploration of what it means to live life as it is a display of Honey kicking ass.
You don't really see much by the way of nudity, just to warn you. Whenever Honey performs a Honey Flash her body is obscured by light, but there are a couple scenes in which she's dressed skimpily enough that we are not completely deprived of our cheesecake. And she has a NICE figure. Woo yeah. :D
A word about the DVD: it's packaged rather cheaply (which is not necessarily a bad thing, especially since it keeps the price down) and the subtitles are a little mistimed, so they sometimes don't tell you what's being said until the character is already done speaking. You get used to it though (especially if you're a fast reader) and it's not as bad as it could have been. There's no dub, either, so if you don't like subtitles you'll just have to deal.
It's really a pretty good live-action take on Honey and I definitely recommend it if you're a Honey fan. I believe there's a sequel too, and if I get to see it I'll let you know if it lives up to this one. :)