Apr 17

Demon’s Room (1982) aka Akuma no heya

Yoshiko Sejima (Reiko Nakamura) gets a call from a man claiming to be from her husband’s company. He tells her that he will come to pick her up on behalf of her husband. It turns out that he’s a kidnapper and takes Yoshiko to a hotel, and proceeds to rape her. This man Fuji Nakatogawa (Johnny Okura) calls Yoshiko’s husband but doesn’t request a ransom. He’s just bent on humiliating Yoshiko to submission to be his sex slave.

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Mar 18

Sadistic Yoga (2006)

The female instructor Mariko gives yoga classes at a high-class club in Tokyo. She has a crush on Rika whom she gives private lessons to. When she notices bruises on Rika’s body, Mariko learns that the young woman is involved in a highly abusive S&M relationship. On order to gain the affections of her student, Mariko decides to take revenge against the men in Rika’s life.

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Mar 07

Brief Encounter (1988) aka Yu yan qing nong

Lung (Tony Poon), a rookie bodyguard falls in love with the first subject he’s overseeing, May (May Cheung). She has come to Hong Kong with false hopes of being a singer but she’s unwillingly set to enter the world of prostitution instead. Into this equation comes a model agency head (Margaret Lee – We’re Going To Eat You) who’s determined to conquer the love of Lung.

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Feb 28

Fatal Desire (1998) aka Ye xing ren wu

Cat’s father died suddenly, leaving an archaelogical journal countaining the Japanese’s secret treasure from the Second World War which was buried in the Philippines forest. She invited her close friend Anna and Maruko to the Philipines for leisure and treasure hunting…

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Feb 05

Seeding of a Ghost (1983) aka Zhong gui

A Hong Kong taxi driver suffers after being cursed by a sorcerer he accidentally hit with his cab. After the driver’s wife is raped and killed by teenage hooligans, he pleads with the sorcerer to lift the hex and restore his wife to the land of the living. Otherworldly zombie chaos ensues.

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Jan 17

Murder on D Street (1998) aka D-Zaka no satsujin jiken

A strange murder mystery tale about a lady who asks a forgery artist (Hiroyuki Sanada) to forge a series of rare bondage / torture paintings for her. Upon discovering that the client was actually the original model in those paintings, he murders her. The first half of the film focuses on all of the main characters, including the buildup to the crime. There is not much mystery here as they clearly show how, when & where the crime was committed. Then the movie goes on with how the investigation takes place – led by Kogoro Akechi (which by the way, happens to be Japan’s most recognized ‘super detective’ on par with Sherlock Holmes). There is also a lot of erotic bondage and nudity in this film, making it borderline pinku. However, the bondage scenes are mostly quite short, used instead to depict the strange offbeat feel to the film.

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