May 13

Women in Heat Behind Bars (1987) aka Ori no naka no hoshigaru onnatachi

The lovely Shinobu Himeno is arrested and thrown into Asahi Female Prison for being an unwilling accomplice in a jewelry store robbery. She’s to serve her sentence in the infamous Cell Block 21, a dismal area full of tough, sex-starved women. Himeno is bullied and abused by inmates and guards and, after being framed for starting a fight, is taken away and tied up by the prison’s infamous Mr. Kiya. Through flashbacks, we discover why many of the women have been locked up here and soon, in one great act of defiance, they rise up to overtake the prison in a bloody, violent riot! Can the shy Himeno ever escape this living hell?

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Apr 18

Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (1970) aka Nora-neko rokku: Onna banchô

Tough girl biker Ako (pop singer Akiko Wada) comes across Mei (Meiko Kaji) and her girl gang (the Alleycats/Stray Cats) as they are about to have a knife fight in Shinjuku, Tokyo with another gang of girls. When the second gang calls in their boyfriends for help, Ako joins in and turns the tide for Mei and her gang and becomes a leader figure for the girls. Meanwhile, Mei’s boyfriend Michio (Koji Wada) wants to join some right-wing nationalists, the Seiyu Group. To prove himself, he induces an old friend Kelly (Ken Sanders) to throw a boxing match so the Seiyu Group can cash in betting against him. But when the boxer, encouraged by Ako and Mei, wins the fight, the Seiyu Group takes their anger out on Michio until Mei and the Alleycats rescue him. But Mei and the girls are now on the run from the powerful group. Mei is eventually killed and Ako leaves Shinjuku, roaring away on her bike.

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Mar 15

Disappearance: Missing Wife (2016) aka 실종: 사라진아내 (sil-jong: sa-ra-jin-a-nae)

A mysterious man, whose name is known as Yeon-woo, comes to the police station to report his wife has gone missing. Yeong-sook, the female detective, investigates the missing case along with Tae-sik. Meanwhile, Yeon-woo’s missing wife is kept in a dark room in a basement. The wicked looking kidnapper’s name is Man-sik. The horrible feeling that she might be murdered climaxes. Will Yoo-mi be murdered in the end?

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Mar 11

Two For The Bed (1992) aka Tao Se Xiang Ju

Two for The Bed 1992 AKA 桃色香居 tells the story of a man (Charlie Cho Cha-Lee) and a woman (Maria Tung Ling) who work for a Hong Kong company and who go to Japan for business. There, they meet their contact, a man who phones young women and goes hunting for them. He seduces, sleeps with women wearing red pumps and murders.

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Mar 08

Star of David: Beauty Hunting (1979) aka Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari

One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mason of a wealthy and privileged family and rapes the young wife in front of her bound husband. A year later, the son conceived by the rapist comes into the world. At the age of sixteen, he studies Nazi atrocities in history class, and feels the awakening of his inner brutality. The time has come. He launches a journey to let off a long-held grudge against the abusive foster father and to seek out a reunion with his genetic dad. He lures out his real father through newspaper ads and invites him to the secret torture chamber in the basement of the house where he confines abducted girls. Their feast of lust and perversion has now begun.

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