Jan 23

Loveholic (2010) aka Chameul Soo Eoptneun (참을 수 없는)

Ji-Heun (Choo Ja-Hyun) is a thirty something single woman who suddenly loses her job, apartment and boyfriend. She then moves in with her friend Kyeong-Lin (Han Su-Yeon) and her doctor husband Myeong-Won (Jeong Chan). Kyeong-Lin appears to be the perfect housewife and lives a life of luxury. Their lives become turbulent when Ji-Heun develops feelings for Myeong-Won’s husband and Myeong-Won falls for her husband’s colleague Dong-Joo (Kim Heung-Su).

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Jan 03

Dirty Hero (1982) aka Yogoreta eiyû

Akio man Kitano bet on 0.1 seconds of ecstasy. He is a loner that does not belong anywhere in the team that crawled up from loneliness in the two-wheel racer of legend. Herd of beauty around him – designer, zaibatsu daughter, a banker’s wife, neither merely a tool. For Kitano, run it, and race action movie of a different color due to the I! Haruki Kadokawa-first coach was all that to become a world champion fast.

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Dec 22

Step Up Love Story (2011) aka Eiga-ban: Futari ecchi

A live-action adaptation of the popular comic aimed at young adults by Katsu Aki. Gravure idol Morishita Yuuri plays the lead role in this abundantly sexy and comical depiction of two newlywed virgins who attempt to develop their love for each other through sex. Onoda Makoto (Miura Riki) and Yura (Morishita) enter into an arranged marriage without any sexual experience whatsoever. After failing to consummate their union on their wedding night, they try desperately to become a genuine married couple, but Yura begins to suspect that her husband is only interested in her body.

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Dec 04

Bathhouse 911: Jellyfish Bliss (1978) aka Toruko 110-ban: Monzetsu Kurage

Yukihiko Kondo directed this forgettable Nikkatsu pinku eiga film about a brothel headhunter named Miura (Koichi Hoshino) who brings young runaway Choma (Etsuko Hara) to a bathhouse/brothel and begins her prostitution career. Miura also falls in love with Choma, which causes problems when she falls for a dangerous yakuza gangster (Nobutaka Masutomi). Regular genre viewers will recognize Yuko Katagiri, a long way from her days as star of films like Hachigatsu Wa Eros No Nioi, and Shiroi Tenshi No Yuwaku as two of the prostitutes.

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