Jan 24

Utopians (2015) aka Tung lau hap woo

This film tells the story of a university student in Hong Kong, who lives with his mother and has a Catholic girlfriend. One day, he attends a class on Greek philosophy, and he gets intrigued by the professor. Deeper and deeper, he is drawn into the mysterious world of sexual seduction.

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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 19

Escape Captivity: The Movie (2008) aka Shin kankin tôbô: Gekijô-ban

A girl named Kimika (Sakurano) wakes up chained up in a dark boiler room, unsure of how she got there. She’s soon approached by a strange large man wearing a mask and using a creepy voice changer. The girl is the daughter of Daisuke (Kenji Ezure), the shrewd president of a general contracting company. Daisuke was too occupied with an ongoing sexual fling with his secretary (Asami) to notice that his daughter was missing at first, and his relationship with her was already strained due to a certain incident in the past, but when he receives a threatening phone call he eventually recognizes the gravity of the situation. Eventually, Kimika begins to calm down as her fear slowly turns into a perverse attraction to this strange person holding her captive. What is the kidnapper’s motive? And what is his true form? In the basement of a certain building, insanity merges with obscenity as the plot unfolds.

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Jan 19

Maid Droid (2008) aka Rôjin to rabudôru: Watashi ga shochô ni natta toki

Mr. Ueno, retired, lives alone; he talks to Maria, a maid-droid his parents brought from their factory decades ago. Maria became Ueno’s companion after his parents’ deaths, and now her battery is run down; there are no replacement parts. Meanwhile, Inspector Akagi and her police squad are looking for a serial rapist that may not be human; however, if it’s a robot, in harming people it would be disobeying Asimov’s rules of robotics. Akagi’s inquiry takes her to a droid factory run by Mr. X; he helps by explaining why host-droids, the male equivalent of a maid-droid, don’t sell. What will Ueno and Akagi learn about love and the nature of men and women?

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Jan 17

Murder on D Street (1998) aka D-Zaka no satsujin jiken

A strange murder mystery tale about a lady who asks a forgery artist (Hiroyuki Sanada) to forge a series of rare bondage / torture paintings for her. Upon discovering that the client was actually the original model in those paintings, he murders her. The first half of the film focuses on all of the main characters, including the buildup to the crime. There is not much mystery here as they clearly show how, when & where the crime was committed. Then the movie goes on with how the investigation takes place – led by Kogoro Akechi (which by the way, happens to be Japan’s most recognized ‘super detective’ on par with Sherlock Holmes). There is also a lot of erotic bondage and nudity in this film, making it borderline pinku. However, the bondage scenes are mostly quite short, used instead to depict the strange offbeat feel to the film.

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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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Jan 14

Lady Ninja Kasumi 2: Love and Betrayal (2006) aka Sanada Kunoichi ninpo-den Kasumi ai to uragiri no kizuna

It’s been two years since Kasumi chose the Kunoichi lifestyle and she now has a new enemy in Hattori Hanzo. Hanzo’s wish is to penetrate the Ueda castle. So he enlists his own Kunoichi to seduce the gatekeeper, probing him for security loopholes. …

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