Aug 30

Setsuna: Vampire’s Love of 100 Days (2012) aka Hyakunichi no Setsuna: Kindan no koi

A vampire, Brado, becomes responsible for taking care of a girl, Setsuna, in exchange for his life saved by the evil that created her. The evil tells him that if she doesn’t have sex for a hundred days, she’ll become a full-fledged vampire, and Brado will be able to gain complete control of her. However, if he breaks the promise, both of them will die, so he reluctantly takes on the care of her. While he sleeps, Setsuna begins going to nearby town and gradually learns how precious human lives are through her observations. When she meets a young priest in a church, her affection to humans becomes stronger– and trouble begins to brew when Brado realizes that she is falling for the priest.

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Aug 21

The Tale of Shuten Doji (2012) aka Genkai Eros Kyoten: Shuten Doji

In the Heian era, demons come to kill aristocrats and monks and kidnap females. Their chieftain is Shuten-doji, and his female companion is Ibaraki-doji. A famous noble, Fujiwara no Michinaga, orders his four best commanders, led by Minamoto no Yorimitsu, to take down the demons. Yorimitsu heads to the mountain where the demons are and finds kidnapped females in celebration with them. In order to weaken their guard down, Yorimitsu joins the party. Soon, Ibaraki-doji begins to tell her story on why she became a demon. As a princess of a rich family, she lost her father to conspiracy and was continuously raped by aristocrats for ten days. She became a demon to exact revenge on them by destroying their government and establishing the kingdom of demons, who begrudge the world. Yet what is Shuten-doji’s story? And what turn will the battle take?

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Jun 23

The Ninja Wars (1982) aka Iga ninpôchô

A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop Donjo’s plan, but to do so, he must first battle the deadly team of “Devil Monks” serving the lord. Will Jotaro succeed in his mission? And if so, will Ukio marry him, thus making him the ruler of the world?

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Feb 20

Just Love (1992) aka Xin su nu yan tan

A woman is transported from the past into modern HK. She is being pursued by a long haired old man with magic powers, but finds help from the descendants of her maid and boyfriend. She works as a model, but life is disrupted by either bad dreams of the magic man or, later, his actual appearance.

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Feb 16

The Soul Odyssey (2003) aka Jôhatsu tabinikki

A young man is on an inner journey as he searches for meaning in love, eroticism and marriage. He boards a train, and all the clocks are mirrored from then on, as if looking at them from the inside. He travels to a homey village, meets a potential fiancée, then a sensuous and mysterious stripper.

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