Aug 10

Hotel de Sade (2013) aka Jiu dian de Sade

Believing that he killed his daughter instead of saving her from kidnappers, Zhang Li is dismantled. He finds himself lured to China seeking solace in pain and blood at Paradise Hotel where every carnal and beastly desire is satiated. With a savage boss, the terrifying Burnt Man at the helm of the underground brothel, no perversion is turned away.

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Jul 26

Serial Rapist (1978) aka 13-nin renzoku bôkôma

Chronicle thirteen brutal murders of random people following one after another. Anonymous man, inherent bicycle, living in an abandoned shed by the river, spending time on the observation of factory chimneys, listening to the sounds of airplanes taking off. Among raped and murdered victims of the silent man are different people – from police officers lured to the shed.

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Jul 05

Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003) aka Hatsujô kateikyôshi: sensei no aijiru

Sachiko Hanai (Emi Kuroda) is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head gives her psychic powers. She also accidentally comes into possession of a cylinder containing George W. Bush’s finger, whose fingerprint is designed to launch a nuclear missile, and international spies are soon chasing her.

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Jul 04

Hana-Dama: Phantom (2016) aka Hanadama: Gen’ei

Sadakazu Sawamura is a film projectionist who works for an old movie theater that is about to permanently close. He spends his days staring at the screen from the projection room. One day, he sees someone who shouldn’t be seen – a girl in black – in a film during a screening of it. The girl is staring at him as if she wants to tell him something. After the screening, he checks the film carefully, but can’t find the girl. That night, he encounters a phantom of the girl on the theater’s stage. He hides the girl in his waiting room, and lets her stay for the night. The next day, he tells her not to go out from the room, and leaves for work. He puts the same film on as the previous day, but can’t find the girl in it. He comes back to his waiting room to see if the girl is still there, but she’s gone. He goes to town to search for her, and finally finds the phantom of the girl at a river bank, as if she has beckoned him there. Suddenly, his lost memory comes back to him. He looks at her again, and finds a venomous-looking flower blooming ominously on her head. Who is she? What is that flower? Does it have any connection with his lost memory?

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Jun 15

Exciting Eros: Hot Skin (1986) aka Exciting ero: atsu hada

The mother does half-nude aerobics until her son rapes her, and the daughter falls into bed with a female teacher. Despite the shocking goings-on, the film is much more in keeping with Sato’s usual themes of alienation and corrupted innocence than its brutal predecessor.

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