Oct 27

Gator Bait (1974)

gator-bait-coverDesiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the “Cajun swamp rat” when they catch Desiree trapping ‘gators, and give chase. Desiree outsmarts them but Billy accidentally shoots Ben and tells his sheriff dad that Desiree did it. Ben’s dad and sons join them in the search party and quickly get out of control. Soon the hunters become the hunted as Desiree exacts her revenge for their violence against her family.

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Oct 26

Robotrix (1991) UnCut a.K.a Nu ji xie ren

robotrix_coverA Japanese scientist discovers that the mind and personality of a dying person can be transferred to a robot. He commits suicide to prove it. The robot/scientist exploits his new arrangements by embarking on a program of kidnapping, rape and murder. Then a robotrix, a similarly converted former female police officer, and her team of robotrices, throw some very nasty wrenches in his works.

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Oct 25

Shadow Hunters (1972) a.K.a Kage gari

shadow-hunters-1972-coverIn the late Tokugawa period, the Edo government is using Spies from Iga Province to cause the downfall of innocent provincial Daimyo. The Shogun needs to claim the assets of fallen clans in order to boost the failing economies of Edo. The Ninjahunters, jesting Sunlight or Tadanoshi Unui (Ryuhei Uchida) & gaunt Moonlight or Denosuke Kusaba (Mikeo Narita), are led by a brooding fellow named Jubei Muroto. These three ronin are not your normal ornery ruffians who are looking for a drink, a broad and someone to jab a sword into, but are in fact former samurai who, rather than follow their destroyed fiefs and murdered masters into death via seppuku, have dedicated their combined sword prowess to stopping the government from raping its daimyos for valuable resources. It turns out that in the Tokugawa era’s twilight years, one of the tools that the shogunate would screw their daimyos with would be the ninja-sometimes referred to as ‘shadows’. The ‘shadows’ would manipulate the daimyos by planting incriminating anti-shogunate evidence (therefore they could be taken over under the ruse of being treasonous or mutinous), by stealing valuable documents (asserting a fiefdom’s inalienable right of existence), or by the assassination of key political figures and lords. In a sense, the Shadow Hunters act as a kind of firefighter to the Tokugawa shogunate’s ninja bad guys; moving from land to land, offering their swords and ridding Japan of the accursed ‘shadows’ that destroyed their own clans.

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Oct 25

Women in Cages (1971)

women_in_cagesCarol Jeffries (known as ‘Jeff’) is a naive American woman staying in the Phillipines. She is given ten years in prison after being set up by her drug-dealer boyfriend, Rudy. She endures the harsh conditions, sadistic head matron and attempts on her life, then convinces her cell-mates to try to escape with her through the jungle, in spite of the knowledge that ruthless trackers will be sent out after them.

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Oct 24

Shadow Hunters II: Echo of Destiny (1972) a.K.a Kage gari: Hoero taihô

kagegari2_1972The three Shadow Hunters return for another round of Ninja killing. As the film opens, the three Hunters are apart but each is attacked by a “Kunoichi”, a beautiful, deadly female Ninja. After each has dispatched with the Kunoichi, they reunite for another job thwarting shadows at the behest of a clan. Though its use has been outlawed, a mountain clan has a prized cannon that was used in the civil war. Recently, they have melted it down to make a new and more deadly weapon, even though doing so is in direct defiance of the current Shogun’s orders. The Shadow Hunters must retrieve the new cannon from the summit of the mountain and return it to the village before the Shogun’s inspectors arrive. Unbeknownst to the trio, Domoto Makaku, leader of the Shogun’s shadows, is personally coming to make sure that their mission fails. It will take more than brute strength and swords to get the cannon down the mountain and the Hunters pull out all the stops to complete the mission they’ve been assigned.

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Oct 20

Sexy Battle Girls (1986) Uncut a.K.a Nerawareta gakuen: seifuku o osou

sexy_battle_girls_coverMirai, a high school girl, is transferred to an upscale private girls school. She soon finds out the school not only cultivates young minds, but also supplies young bodies to rich politicians. Moreover, the school’s headmaster ripped apart her family. She undergoes special training, and fights her way to sweet revenge!

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Oct 17

Caged Beauties (1993) a.K.a Qiu Mei Gui

caged_beauties_coverCaged Beauties tells the story of an oppressive revolutionary government randomly arresting unsuspecting citizens. The men are used to target practice and the women become prostitutes. Very grim and brutal Women In Prison flick with a huge cast of extras. The somewhat crude documentary style actual helps sell it as realistic.

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Oct 10

Rock on Fire (1994) a.K.a Ji mi zhong an zhi zhi ming you huo

rock_on_fire_1994_coverTwo nasty members of the Red Army hit HK. Icy is a seriously perverted young woman, while her partner is a multi-kicking cigar-chomping heavy metal fan. When Icy kills a drug dealer, the police investigate. Madam Cindy leads a gun-ho bunch of cops who are kept reasonably in check by their boss, Inspector Huang. But when self-important Inspector Mang is sent in and takes over, Cindy and her team (including Rocky Chan and Warren Chiang) feel a little constricted. Icy and partner become injured (in separate incidents), and are sent to hospital. Icy gets it off with one of the cops, Rocky Chan, then does him a serious injury. On the run and in trouble, Icy seeks help from the powerful and ruthless Yeung, who is also under suspicion for corruption. Icy and partner are eventually found out to be coup d’etat experts, not from the Chinese Red Army, but from the Japanese Red Army, and their proper names are Ronchiro and Chinoko Yamaguchi. Icy and Yeung, both being bloodthirsty and cruel bastards, seem to be made for each other. Indeed, Yeung neglects his gwailo girl (whom he brutally screws anytime things go bad) to jump Icy. But Icy proves to be the nastier of the two ……

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