Dec 11

Unlucky Girl (2013)

The thirty-first entry in the “Youth H” series, which produces works in a variety of genres from up-and-coming filmmakers that focus on coming-of-age and sexual themes. It represents the feature-length directorial debut of Harada Yuji, a rising talent who has won praise at film festivals at home and abroad. Sachi (Aita Yoshimi) panics after she suffers a string of misfortunes, such as being cheated on by her boyfriend and nearly getting raped by the owner of the establishment where she works part-time, which drives her to seek refuge in a remote mountain area. There she meets Fujiko (Tokui Yui), a middle-aged stripper who takes to the stage in less than prime physical condition.

Continue reading

Dec 10

The Petrified Forest (1973) aka Kaseki no mori (化石の森)

142449409438

Another fantastic work from Japanese genius director Masahiro Shinoda. Based on novel by Shintaro Ishihara, this is a human drama about the complex relationship of parent and child. Haruo spends his time working in a university hospital when he meets a childhood friend. He decides to poison his friend’s lover. On the other hand Haruo’s long estranged mother wishes to make amends with her lost son.

Continue reading

Dec 10

Masters of Horror : Imprint (2006)

In the Nineteenth Century, in Japan, the American journalist Christopher is traveling through the country searching Komomo, the missing love of his life that he had abandoned years ago promising to come back to her later. He arrives in a shadowy island inhabited by whores and caftans, where he has an encounter with a deformed prostitute that tells that his beloved Komomo had passed away. He drinks sake with her and later he asks the woman to tell the story of her life. The prostitute discloses a dark and cruel story about her life and the sad fate of Komomo.

Continue reading

Dec 10

The Ghost Chasers (1986) aka Bi gui zhuo

A dinner party at a Hong Kong high-rise goes awry when party guest Judy Hsu (Shu-Yuan Hsu) becomes a victim of poltergeists and, as a result, her spirit returns to carry out the sinister plans of the evil presence. Security guards Chu Bong (Jing Wong) and Fan Pien-Chou (Shui-Fan Fung) later discover that their office high-rise is haunted by demons of the Japanese war dead from World War II. The evil spirits plan to seek revenge by claiming the lives of humans frequenting the building that were born on a certain year and time. Bong and Chou are on the victims list and, fearing for their lives, seek the help of Taoist priestess (Joyce Godenzi) to vanquish the ghosts.

Continue reading

Dec 06

Dancing With Ghosts (2018) aka 귀신과 함께 춤을 (gui-sin-gwa ham-gge chum-eul)

Yoo-jin appears the dreams of Dong-jae who is a host for lonely women at night. She appears in real life, asking him for help. What she needs is to sleep with him once. Yoo-jin was a vigin ghost and she needed Dong-jae to help her to go back to the after world. However, he doesn’t want to sleep with her because she used to be his crush and he’d been waiting to see her in his dreams and in real life. He is afraid sleeping with her will make him lose her. Will he sleep with her or continue to live with her like this?

Continue reading

Dec 05

Dynamite Graffiti (2018) aka Suteki na dainamaito sukyandaru

When Akira Suei was little, his mother had an affair with a young man who lived next door. Akira’s mother and the young man killed themselves by using dynamite. After Akira graduated from high school, he worked at a factory before quitting his job. He then went to Tokyo and began working in the erotic magazine industry. Akira eventually became the chief editor of a famous erotic magazine in the 1980’s.

Continue reading