Feb 17

Perfect Education 2: 40 Days of Love (2001) aka Kanzen-naru shiiku: Ai no 40-nichi, Kanzen-naru shiiku 2

187086697b045e6873988b977bd10b2899cfa5efA young girl, who lost her father at her early age, is kidnapped by a school teacher. He strips, binds and attempts to rape her. For the next few days shetries to escape but in vain. Later, she becomes usd to the life with him. Even when she has a chance to run, she chooses to stay. Slowly, their relationship become a creepy half-paternal, half-remantic liaison.
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Feb 15

The Perfect Education (1999) aka Kanzen-naru shiiku

the-perfect-education-73109Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He kidnaps her in search of a perfect marriage and intends to lock her in the room and ‘educate’ her to perform perfect sex where body and soul are united. With the strong sense of fear and humiliation at the beginning, Kuniko gradually accepts Iwazono who treats her with total respect (except that she is still his prisoner). The distance between the two shortens and their relationship becomes more like that of lovers in spite of the large age difference between them.
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Feb 04

The Music (1972) aka Ongaku

the_musicThe film is simply about a sexually repressed, frigid, middle-aged (?) woman who has a loveless marriage. She can no longer hear music as a result of her condition. She forms a sexual relationship with her brother hoping to quench her desires. She enlists the help of a psychiatrist to cure her frigidity and get to the root cause of her symptoms.
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Nov 16

Silver Ornaments (2005) UNCUT aka Yin shi

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China 1920. The eldest son in the Lu family, Daojing, is a homosexual who loves cross-dressing and has a fetish towards silver ornaments. Daojing’s wife cannot tolerate her gay husband and starts an affair with a young silversmith. Knowing her misconduct, Daojing’s father murders the young silversmith and frames her for the crime. She is thus killed when the silversmith’s father takes revenge on her. Finding out all the murders being planned by his own father, Daojing commits suicide in front of his wife’s grave, in women’s clothes with his silver ornaments…
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Nov 05

Rope and Skin (1979) aka Dan Oniroku nawa to hada

TH2LVMhOkoma (literally, Red Cherry) was a woman gambler until she retired from the yakuza world. Two years later, she returns home, and finds that the big boss has been assassinated and his daughter is having trouble keeping things in line against the rival gang headed by the men who killed her father. Okoma decides to avenge her former boss and help his daughter, a former friend of hers. She recruits her own gang, starting with an expert knife-fighter, her former lover. After a fight, the new Gang Leader captures and tortures Okoma sadistically.
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Oct 28

The Bride from Hades (1968) aka Botan-dôrô

talespeonylanternKaidan Botan Doro (Tales of the Peony Lantern) is based on the kabuki version of one of the most famous ghost stories in Japan. Shinzaburo flees an unwanted marriage with his brother’s widow and lives quietly as a teacher removed from his family. On the night of the summer Obon festival, he meets a beautiful courtesan named Otsuyu and her attendant. When He begins to suspect the women are ghosts and are draining his life away Shinzaburo becomes frightened and seeks help from the temple priest.
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Sep 29

Black Rose Ascension (1975) aka Kurobara shôten

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This self-reflexive pinku eiga film can be to Nikkatsu softcore exactly what Boogie Nights was to American hardcore. Shin Kishida stars as Juzo, a self-important pinku eiga director plainly modeled on Nagisa Oshima. Production is stopped on his new film whenever lead celebrity Meiko is too obviously expecting to film gender views. Interested in a replacement, he comes over the common Naomi Tani, starring right here in a single associated with rare functions which doesn’t need her to be bound with rope. Every thing goes well until Tani begins an intercourse scene with Hajime Tanimoto, that got Meiko expecting. Juzo knows that he’s in love together with brand new starlet, therefore he cancels the movie, marries Tani, and lives gladly actually after…… Well directed by Tatsumi Kumashiro, along with plenty satirical in-jokes to amuse devoted pinku eiga buffs, Kurobara Shoten is among the genre’s most appealing self-examinations.
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Sep 28

Diary Of A Lady-Killer (1969) a.K.a Lie ren

ivl101168_01If Agatha Christie was Asian, then “Diary Of A Lady-Killer” could may well have been one of her burgeoning projects. The film flawlessly floats between murder mystery mayhem and light hearted eroticism as a man that has sexual affairs with every female that looks at him twice finds them dead shortly thereafter, making him the prime suspect. Yet after he’s convicted and tossed into prison, the murders continue. He’s innocent. But who did it?
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