Jun 03

Wuthering Heights (1988) aka Arashi ga oka

Wuthering Heights (1988) aka Arashi ga oka - pThis erotic and violent story taken from Emily Bronte’s classic novel, and Georges Bataille’s analyzes, takes place in medieval Japan instead of 19th-century Yorkshire. Onimaru (Yasaku Matsuda) is an orphan boy taken in by a group of priests who worship the Mountain Of Fire and try to appease the gods of anger. He loves Kinu (Yuko Tanaka), the beautiful daughter of a local family. When she marries an heir to a rival family, his heart is broken. When she dies in childbirth, Onimaru loses what is left of his mind.
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Feb 04

Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old Prostitute (1971) aka Funshutsu kigan – 15-sai no baishunfu

GushingPrayer1Desensitized and dissatisfied, a young yet jaded sexual veteran sets out on a journey of self-discovery while teetering on the threshold of womanhood. Yasuko is taking part in an orgy when she realizes that she has lost all feeling – not just physically, but emotionally as well. Now, with the weight of responsibility and adult expectation weighing down on her shoulders, Yasuko attempts to better understand how she could be so empty at such a tender age.
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Dec 28

Beast in the Shadows (1977) aka Edogawa Rampo no injû

4e7dfe75591f1e40ae66f952734886d6Multiple murders, red herrings and sadomasochistic sex are the order of the day in this ground-breaking mystery from Edogawa Rampo, Japan’s foremost writer of suspense novels. The year is 1930 and the chance meeting of a novelist and one of his fans opens the door to a series of mysterious events culminating in the death of a wealthy industrialist who may have been leading a double life. Aoi Teruhiko and Kayama Yoshiko star along with 2 of Japan’s most famous and highly respected actors, Otomo Ryutaro and Wakayama Tomisaburo. In a departure from the samurai genre in which he made his name this is director Kato Tai’s masterpiece. A true work of cinema art comes to life in this deadly tale of love and betrayal!
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Oct 15

Moebius (2013) aka Moebiuseu (뫼비우스)

moebius-dvd1A housewife (Lee Eun-Woo) becomes enraged with jealousy over her husband’s (Cho Jae-Hyun) affair. Meanwhile, their son (Seo Young-Joo) sits in the periphery, observing their violent confrontations. One evening, the housewife takes a kitchen knife into their bedroom to exact revenge on the father. Continue reading

Jul 07

Woman Is the Future of Man (2004) aka Yeojaneun Namjaui Miraeda (여자는 남자의 미래다)

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Two longtime friends, Moon-Ho (Yoo Ji-Tae), a college lecturer in art, and Hyun-Joon (Kim Tae-Woo), a struggling filmmaker, both have a weakness for Sun-Hwa (Sung Hyun-Ah). Hun-Joon used to go out with her and when he left for a trip to the United States, Moon-Ho stepped in. Now, with Hun-Joon back in South Korea and Moon-Ho safely married, they track her down once more.
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May 30

Private Collections (1979) a.K.a Collections privées

1000x1000Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he’s found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He decides to erase his signs of distress and remain on the island. What awaits? In the second, an adolescent searches for the words of a nursery rime he remembers bits of. His journey takes him into dreams, sexual awakening, and Oedipal fantasy. Third, a man of wealth in late-nineteenth century Paris hires a prostitute for the night. She’s also cabaret performer and takes him to her room. He fears he’s about to be robbed. What’s her secret?
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