Jan 20

Third Base (1978) aka Sâdo

Even in the world of criminal outsiders, there are those who are especially isolated. In this story, Third (Toshiyuki Nagashima) is an aimless young man who hangs around with a couple of girls who are amateur hookers. One day, while acting as their pimp, he gets into a conflict with a young gangster and winds up killing him. He is caught for this crime and imprisoned. Even here, because he is not a proper gangster, he is an outsider.

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Jan 18

The Sea Is Watching (2002) aka Umi wa miteita

19th century. Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke, rushes in the brothel seeking for a refuge, because he had wounded a powerful samurai. Oshin hides him from the authorities and falls in love with him, against an older prostitute’s, Kikuno’s, misgiving. Fusanosuke advises Oshin to cleanse herself by giving up her line of work. Believing falsely that this is a promise for marriage, she turns her customers over to the other prostitutes, who are happy to help her. Funasukoke leaves to be reconciled to his family, but, when he returns, he reveals that he is engaged and is going to marry his fiancé. Some time later a desperate itinerant, Ryosuke, appears and Oshin falls in love again. Meanwhile, an older man asks Kikuno to buy her contract and marry her, but she is entangled with an old abusive customer of hers. One night, while the madam of the brothel is away to thermal baths, a storm hits the area and everybody tries to flee. …

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Jan 17

Wet Lust 21 Strippers (1974) aka Nureta yokujo: Tokudashi nijuichi nin

On tour with a troupe of nasty ecdysiasts, we’re treated to an onslaught of spastic masturbation, violent street theater, lesbo stage romps, uncontrollable sobbing & profuse vomiting, repentant finger dismembering, one bloody sword rampage, and a very long bedroom scene involving three couples, some spirited fucking, and a toddler who goes from playing in the floor to crawling on the bed and sitting himself right down in the middle of all the moans, groans, and hormones. The showstopper comes when a stripper goes backstage during her act, gets a quick screw from a stagehand, then rushes back out and spreads her legs over the front row patrons who get a whiff of and a gander at her tenderized cream pie!

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