Jul 09

Snake Pit (1983) AKA Dan Oniroku hebi no ana (団鬼六シリーズ )

939Ecstasy and violence are par for the course in the scandalous Japanese smut film Snake Pit (Hebi No Ana). Although it’s already more than two decades old, there’s nothing antiquated about Katsuhiko Fujii’s riveting erotic thriller, which treats its heroine to a wide range of imaginative pleasures and cruelties. Izumi Shima stars as Shiuko, the impeccably toned heroine whose adventures include bondage.This film is about an abusive husband who subjects his wife to different forms of sexual abuse and torture, including upside down rope bondage, hot candle wax and walking her around with a collar in public.A stylish sleazefest directed by Katsuhiko Fujii, one of the S&M genre specialists in Nikkatsu.The film is quite trashy but it does have some interesting ideas which imho, are quite original in the SM genre. No Subs, but the film is quite easy to follow as it doesn’t have much plot and you could understand just about everything from the visual story-telling.
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Jul 09

Fairy in a Cage (1977) aka Ori no naka no yôsei

evAyrJqnge0e0wn1zxGjvTHuwTkDuring World War II, the tyrannical Judge Murayama uses his military power to imprison and torture innocent people. Suspected of helping an anti-government movement, the lovely Namiji Kikushima is captured, along with a local kabuki actor. Helpless and unable to escape, the two are subjected to a grueling series of tortures including rope bondage and physical assault. As the Judge and his evil assistant Kayo revel in their perverse fetishes, a new military recruit they have hired named Taoka may be the key to the prisoners’ freedom. He loves Namiji and will do whatever he can to help her, even if it means betrayal to organize an escape.
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Jul 05

XX Beautiful Killing Machine (1996) aka XX: utsukushiki kinô (XX 美しき機能)

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The movie is clearly a low budget direct to video affair with limited cast and settings. Within that context the storyline is simplistic, the action sequences unlikely to satisfy any “action” fans and the female nudity, adequate as it is, insufficient to satisfy voyeurs. Continue reading