Mar 22

Memoirs of Lady Ninja (2010) aka Retsuden: Himerareta Onna Shinobi (隠密くノ一列伝 秘められた女忍び)

559264512991813066_758132d0_c2xBlowing like a wind and a cloud, a blue-eyed female ninja with a painful destiny has arrived! A blue-eyed ninja, Hijiri, is a fierce and cold-blooded assassin. She encounters a thief after the scroll of esoteric immortality from the treasure house of a Christian daimyo, Rokusha, and she gets into a sword fight with him. In the close battle, she is wounded, but is rescued by a Christian named Seitaro, and they begin falling for each other. But her happy days don’t last. Openly critical of Christianity, “a bad foreign religion”, the Dainichi Shinkyo weaves dark intrigues to kill Hijiri and Christians.

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Mar 22

Red Paper Lanterns (1974) aka Aka chôchin (赤ちょうちん)

Masayuki and Sachie (Kumiko Akiyoshi) had little to lose when they first met each other. They were young. Their lives, unscripted. It did not take long for Masayuki to quit his job and for the two to move in together. In a neighborhood where the red paper lanterns lit up the alleyways at nightfall, they kept each other warm. Love takes its toll when they find that Sachie is pregnant.

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Mar 21

Si-sei (2006) aka Si-Sei aka Shisei: The Tattooer

shiseiSi-Sei or Tattoo (the translated title is sometimes given as The Tattooist or The Tattooer) was Tanizaki’s first work to appear in print, appearing as part of a collection of short stories in 1910 that effectively launched his career. The tale is of a tattoo artist who abducts a young girl and indelibly monograms the large image of a spider on the flawless canvas of lily-white skin. The tattoo brings about a massive change in her personality, awakening in her an awareness of her sexuality. This is very much an atytpical Sato film – there are only two actors, one set, little nudity or sex, and quite a lot of dialogue. However, his usual obsessions are still present.

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Mar 21

Red Account: My Bloody Angel (1988) aka Akai Hokokusho: Senketsu no Tenshi

The beautiful Tomoko loves her husband Masao with all her heart. Unfortunately, the devil has taken Kawakami to exorcise Masao to get rid of the “Evil One”. The fact was established that the immortal had nested himself in Masao’s eye. Initially our savior wanted to let him out of there but it turned out that the devil had already infested all internal organs…

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Mar 20

Tampon Tango (1984) aka Oshiri Rhapsody

The title do refer to one scene that is stated as “never been done before” were one girl wants to get fucked with tampons added into her vagina forcibly. Once that happens you see one guy playing guitar with his cock, some other one breaking a stone with it. Between that there are intercauses and some weird ending. Strange film indeed.

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