A criminal drama told in a semi-documentary fashion. The murder of the chief official of Kobe city’s Customs triggers Read More »
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The Flower, the Storm, and the Gang AKA Hana to arashi to gyangu (1961) Teruo Ishii, Ken Takakura, Kôji Tsuruta, Mamoru Ogawa
This is an important early Toei yakuza film, starring a young Ken Takakura as a wild Read More »
Abashiri Prison: Saga of Homesickness AKA Abashiri bangaichi: Bôkyô hen (1965) Teruo Ishii, Ken Takakura, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Naoki Sugiura
Shin’Ichi returns home to visit his mother’s grave. Upon returning he finds the mess that his previous reckless behavior left behind. Read More »
Love and Crime AKA Meiji · Taishô · Shôwa: Ryôki onna hanzai-shi (1969) Teruo Ishii, Sada Abe, Yukie Kagawa, Yoshi Katô
Discover 4 famous japanese murderers: Takahashi Oden, the last woman beheaded in Japan, Sada Abe Read More »
A reporter investigating a prostitution ring is framed for murder. Read More »
A group of prisoners attempts to break the Abashiri Prison. Read More »
Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents’ leader Read More »
A killer who only hits people who deserve it is tricked into killing an innocent man. Read More »
A man meets a woman. He is wrongfully suspected for the murder of her lover. Read More »
Bakuhatsu! Boso yugi / Detonation! Violent Games (1976) Teruo Ishii, Kôichi Iwaki, Yutaka Nakajima, Yumi Takigawa, Action, Crime
Teruo Ishii’s West Side Story, done as a bloody, violent, sexploitative biker gang film. It’s the Red Chilis versus the Black Cats, and the chick who just may heal the divide. Read More »
Bôhachi bushidô: Poruno jidaigeki / Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (1973) Teruo Ishii, Tetsurô Tamba, Gorô Ibuki, Tatsuo Endô, Action, Drama, Thriller, Erotic
Japanese cult movie guru Teruo Ishii directs this deranged, over-the-top adaptation from the original manga by Kazuo Koike about a privileged samurai gang in charge of recruiting women for prostitution in old Edo’s pleasure quarter. Read More »
Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi / The Joy of Torture (1968) Teruo Ishii, Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Drama, Horror, Erotic
The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head and now sister Mitsu is forced give herself to her brothers boss Mr. Mino in order to help pay for Shinza’s doctors bills. The second segment is about the arrival of mother Reiho and her servant Rintoku at the Jukuin monastery. The monastery is located new to e temple inhabited by priest and one day when one of them named Shunkei runs by Reiho he arouses something inside of her. The final segment is about a tattoo artist named Horicho who has just given Kimicho his greatest tattoo to date. While showing his work off to a group of people, a man named Lord Nambera walks by mocking the tattoo and it lack of realism.
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Tokugawa onna keizu / History of the Shogun’s Harem (1968) Teruo Ishii, Masako Arisawa, Kemi Ichiboshi, Mari Iwai, Drama, Exploitation, Erotic
The fifth shogun searches for a woman who would love him for the person he is, and not because of his title and rank. With over a hundred women to choose from,who will bare him a son and become number one? A tragic love story involving the fifth shogun of the tokugawa dynasty and a woman who became one of his concubines.
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Inferno of Torture / Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku (1969) Teruo Ishii, Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Asao Koike, Crime, Drama, Horror, Erotic
High demand for tattooed geisha generates an entire industry for their “production”. Europeans pay more for tattooed beauties. Against this background, and considering the gorgeous tattooed women develop the history of confrontation between two highly skilled masters of tattoo.
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Orgies of Edo / Zankoku ijô gyakutai monogatari: Genroku onna keizu (1969) Teruo Ishii, Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto, Masumi Tachibana, Drama, Erotic
In the tradition of JOY OF TORTURE, this film presents three stores of sadism and perversion taking place in Edo during a time of civil war. The first story is about doomed lovers, the second is about a noblewoman who likes to do it with hairy midgets and imported black slaves because of a certain incident in her past and finally the third story is about the marvel of caesarean section.
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