Feb 06

Dirty Maria (1998) aka Yogore ta onna – Maria

Taro Suwa plays Murakami, a cab driver whoever partner Mayumi has gone missing. He fears that she could have run off with another guy (and that is partly the actual situation, as she had been knocking off both her manager and also another Sawai, colleague, regarding the part) – or gotten into difficulty by involving by herself with a ‘telephone relationship club’, a solution which hooks up strangers trying to find easy, anonymous sex, no concerns asked. However, neither among these are the situation: in fact (and this is not spoilertastic, since this occasion requires location in the first eight mins of the movie), she has been murdered by a morose lady that has on a daily basis job at the beauty hair salon which his wife worked at. After offing Maria inside her living-room, she dispassionately chops the body up in the bathroom and later on, after using her daughter to college, she deposits the remains into several disparate trashbins around city.

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Jan 19

Crimson Night Dream (1983) aka Koyamu

the film tells the story of Oden Takahashi (Takako Shinozuka), who was executed for stealing, prostituting herself, and murdering people with poison. According to Nishimura’s film, however, Oden was really just an overly indulgent wife who loved her husband so much that she committed her crimes in order to support him.

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Nov 05

New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974) aka Shin jingi naki tatakai

Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit. While in stir, family member Aoki attempts to seize power from the boss, and Miyoshi finds himself stuck between the two factions with no honorable way out.

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Oct 26

Las Vegas Happy Woman (1996) aka Du cheng kuai huo nu

MadamQ96In 1987, A gambling contest gets nasty, and the loser has his hand chopped off. 1992, The other side loses. A spiral of revenge begins. 1997, The main competitors this year come from Japan, and the Hong Kong side fears losing. There is a gambling champion who has two women vying for his attention, one of whom is Japanese. The champion’s assistant has another Japanese lady after him. There are dirty tricks and changing allegiances all over the places, as well as sex scenes aplenty.

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