Oct 25

1448 Love Among Us (2014) aka รักเรา..ของใคร

Relationships that men do not understand. It is rather predictable. Pim is unsatisfied with her man and when he chooses to leave her to study abroad, she makes sure all ties with him are cut. Enter another woman, Pat. The two women embark on a relationship almost too quickly. They go as far as having a wedding, in which Pat’s parents refuse to attend.

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Oct 24

Maid’s Secret: Welcome Home (2007) aka Meido no hi · mi · tsu

They’re beautiful, they’re exotic, and in this particular case, what’s underneath that Maid uniform may not even be human! After all, if you’re an otherworldly spirit and you’re trying to hide your existence from the world, what better way to do it than working at a restaurant where the waitresses dress as maids and pretend to cater to their customers’ every whim? Starring international AV star Maria Ozawa. Maid’s Secret: Welcome Home is a cute enough show that plays up a few different areas well enough to get by. The sex is appealing, it has some fun with the supernatural – I especially liked the talking wall that hits on women walking by – and it runs with the cosplay and maid material in a decent way. It’s cute and harmless for the most part but it also felt like the torture stuff didn’t fit in with the rest of the show. Maid’s Secret: Welcome Home is mostly harmless and it plays up the titillation aspect nicely with attractive actors and decently done scenes for what it is.

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Oct 18

The Love Ranger (2011) aka Aira Take sentai airinjâ

The time is 20XX, Japan has been invaded and is now ruled by the evil secret society “Die! Die! Die! Die! Squadron” which aims to dominate the world. Japanese society grinds to a halt as the population is so confused by the squadron. Airi Owashi (Jessica Kisaki), the leader of the Love Rangers, and named Ranger Red, is kidnapped by the squadron and transformed into a mechanitron for their world invasion project. However, Airi manages to escape and gets back with her old comrades, Rami Samejima (Airi Kijima), Love Ranger Blue, and Buritoni Hyodo (Aoi Hozumi), Love Ranger Yellow. They continue fighting against “Die! Die! Die! Die! Squadron” to save the world and bring peace and harmony. The Three girls’ mottos are “Love, Friendship, Passion, Union and Victory!” Will the power of their love be able to save the world? The dangerous battle between Love Ranger and “Die! Die! Die! Die! Squadron” begins!

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Oct 16

Ryuji (1983) aka 竜二

This is an excellent piece of cinema, about life of yakuza (gangster) and his family. Ryuji tries to quit yakuza and spend a decent life with his wife Mariko and daughter Aya…but as he’s used to getting easy money, it’d become hard for him to work hard and get little. Eventually he’s back to where he belongs.

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Oct 07

Red Angel (1966) aka Akai tenshi

In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of amputations. In the crowded wards, she gives sympathy to some of the soldiers, including sexually servicing one who has lost both arms and has no hope of returning home. She falls in love with Dr. Okabe, and follows him to the front, even though he is impotent from his morphine addiction.

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