Jun 19

Black Angel Vol.1 (1998) aka Kuro no tenshi Vol.1

Ikko, the six year old daughter of a yakuza gang boss witnesses the brutal slaying of her parents and is only saved from sharing their fate by an underground hitwoman who goes by the nom-de-guerre of “Black Angel.” Years after escaping to America, Ikko returns to Tokyo as a young woman. She adopts the name “Black Angel” and is out for revenge.

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Jun 17

Bad Girl Mako (1971) aka Furyô shôjô Mako

Patronized by a gang ruling the city, Mako delinquently plays around a night club every night with her bad company. One night, a guy Hideo gets closer to her for one-night stand, and they consequently fall in love. However, Hideo is killed by the gang. Mako swears vengeance on his beloved’s murderer.

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Jun 16

Extraordinary Images! Bondage in Japan (1980) aka Gekisatsu! Nihon no Kinbaku (1980)

A tragedy about Japan during and after the Second World War, including Japanese abuses in China: Sanae is a girl who is in love with gardener Kenji. But he goes to war and she will suffer the consequences by falling into the clutches of the perverted Japanese officer Takada who killed his wife Yuki wile torturing. The curse will continue for three generations. She is torn between relationships becomes a mistress.

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Jun 16

Retreat Through the Wet Wasteland (1973) aka Nureta koya o hashire

A group of burglars in black tights breaks into a church to commit robbery and commits outrages upon the pastor’s young daughter. After some time, Detective Harada and his squad rush/came back to the church they robbed earlier. In the duty station, the police chief informs Harada that his ex-colleague, Nakamura, has escaped from a mental hospital where he had been hospitalized for insanity. Harada and his partner, Kato, are assigned to pursue Nakamura on the run. If Nakamura’s insanity turns out to be false, the cop buddies must terminate him and masquerade it as self-defense.

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Jun 06

Diary of Beloved Wife: Naive (2006) aka Dôshin

Yoko is an ordinary housewife living in an ordinary apartment block. She has no real complaints as she goes about her tedious days, although her husband, Shinichi, is rather predictable in bed. They have one son, Junichi, and Yoko feels at a loss regarding his recently-acquired adolescent interest in sex and his secret stash of erotic magazines. Junichi is about to write his junior high school entrance exams, so he’s heading off to cram school camp for New Year’s. Before going, he makes a surprising suggestion, “Why don’t you guys go somewhere for New Year’s?” Yoko and Shinichi are suddenly faced with the prospect of New Year’s apart from their son. How will this couple, who’ve already lived half of their lives, change their behavior when it’s just the two of them?

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