Nov 26

Yellow Fangs (1990) aka Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi

yelfanBased on a true story. In 1915, a mountain village in Japan was attacked by a giant bear, dubbed “Red Spot”, who terrorized the villagers for days, murdering the men and carrying off the women to save for a late night meal. Sonny Chiba (`Kill Bill`), in his directorial debut, and special advisor Kinji Fukasaku (“Battle Royale”) present a film based on this terrifying real life incident. YELLOW FANGS tells the story of a young bear hunter living in the village of Hawk’s Hills, Japan. When Yuki, a young woman recently kicked out of her home, spends the night with him, a giant bear attacks her home, kills her father, her brothers and carries her mother off into the mountains. The bear hunters gather together and go after the beast but he forbids Yuki to follow. Undaunted, Yuki disguises herself as a boy and goes after “Red Spot” herself.
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Nov 17

Geki Totsu: The Insanity of Emperor Iemitsu (1989) aka Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin – Gekitotsu

geki_totsu_the_insanity_of_emperor_iemitsuAn order is given to the young shogun heir Tachehiyo to participate in an initiation ritual in Edo that will mark his descent into manhood and his ascension to the Shogunate. Unfortunately, the current Shogun has some serious inferiority complexes as well as a fairly strong case of being totally insane. At the direction of his vassal, he tasks Iba Shoemon (Sonny Chiba) to assassinate his eldest son and prevent him from ever reaching Edo alive, thereby ensuring the Shogunate will transfer to his favorite younger son. Fortunately for the young heir, seven samurai have been tasked with keeping the young master safe during his trouble, led by master swordsman Igo Gyobu (Ken Ogata). The odds are not good for their survival, but an oath is an oat.
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Aug 31

Dolls of Harem (1986) aka Ôoku jûhakkei

1A brand-new shogun is appointed to your throne when his sibling dies. He find off that the former Shogun among the females from his brothers harem became pregnant, but she escaped. The newest Shogun would loose the throne if the kid is a kid. Genshiro is physician who, among other performs, things abortions, and it is sheltering his love, another women that escaped from the harem. The latest Shogun threatens to arrest the lady unless Genshiro hunts down the woman and aborts her kid. Genshiro learns that the girl releases a “musky aroma from the woman special area” when in ecstasy. Both Genshiro along with his pal set out to discover all of the ladies of this former harem and have sex with them, by force if necessary.
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