Dec 27

Female Teacher Rope Hell (1981) a.K.a Dan Oniroku: Onna kyôshi nawa jigoku

Female_Teacher_Rope_Hell_1981_COVERA high school student called Ranko is attacked by a vagabond on school grounds late one afternoon. Her beloved teacher Sayuri rescues her, only to take her place as the victim. Ranko tries to get help from a piano tuner who is just leaving the school. They eventually find Sayuri and her attacker in a classroom, but the man refuses to go in and save her, saying to do so would risk her life. She is raped, and after the vagrant shoots his load and shuffles off, they clean Sayuri up and agree never to speak of what happened. Not long after the incident the piano tuner offers Sayuri a ride home from school, abducting her in the process and imprisoning her in his basement. As he subjects her to various forms of sexual torture, Ranko manages to figure out where she is being held – but risks being captured and violated herself.

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Dec 14

Girl and the Wooden Horse Torture (1982) a.K.a Dan Oniroku shoujo mokuba-zeme (団鬼六 少女木馬責め)

girl-and-the-wooden-horse-torture-coverNami is a masochistic high school student who is attacked and almost raped by a gang of hoodlums before being rescued by handsome teacher Muraki. The near-miss triggers bizarre hallucinations in Nami, and she imagines herself engaged in various S&M situations with Muraki, in which she is beaten, forced to urinate, and tortured on the titular wooden horse. The hallucinations grow progressively more real (and exciting) to Nami, and soon Muraki is accused of raping her and loses his teaching position.

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Dec 12

Red Violation (1980) a.K.a Akai bôkô

red-violation-1980-posterJapanese rock singer Yuya Uchida stars as, not surprisingly, a rock singer named Yuya. He sleeps with a groupie named Megumi (Megumi Saki) after a concert, and she turns out to have been a virgin. This revelation somehow touches Yuya and changes his entire outlook on women and relationships. The rest of his band laughs at him for giving up the traditional rock & roll “hump ’em and dump ’em” ethos, but Yuya decides to enter a committed, monogamous relationship with Megumi and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, as always happens in films like this, fate has other plans. Regardless of the plot specifics, Sone’s tone and presentation set Akai Boko apart from dozens of similar efforts and it remains one of his most memorable films.

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Dec 12

A New Love in Tokyo (1994) a.K.a Ai no shinsekai

new-love-tokyo-1994-coverA look a the lives of two sex workers in Tokyo: Rei, who works as an S&M dominatrix, and Ayumi, in the more straightforward profession of call girl. In addition to their working life, the film also looks at their private lives. Rei is acting in an amateur theatre company (along with the receptionist from Ayumi’s escort service), while Ayumi is living with her student-boyfriend as he struggles to finally get accepted to college.

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