Jun 04

Memoirs of a Lady Ninja 2 (2011) aka The Secret Female Ninja 2

51fvdQX3udLDuring Japan’s feudal era, Mitsuhide Akechi worked to foil Nobunaga Oda’s ambition for the unification of the entire country. To this end, Akechi had his eyes set on many of Oda’s vassals, including leyasu Tokugawa. To protect Tokugawa’s life, the kunoichi Kaede is sent to keep an eye on him as he travels through the mountains of Igo. Hiding in plain sight as a boxwood inn, she discovers that a skilled killer and his crew are already gathering in the area. Will a single lady ninja be able to complete her mission in the face of so many armed and dangerous men?
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Jun 02

Four Seasons: Natsuko (1980) AKA Shiki Natsuko

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Natsuko is a woman of 20 who feels entrapped in her long-running relationship with another man—she wants out of a “nowhere” life and into something better. To that end, she hooks up with a photographer and poses for him in the nude—if only to break away from her restricted existence for awhile. Continue reading

Jun 01

Strange Story Of yuki (1992) AKA Bokuto kidan

52633-f889eaNoted filmmaker Kaneto Shindo directs this erotic drama adapted from the autobiographical book by renowned writer Nagai Kafu. Kafu, a noted rake and whoremonger, became one of Japan’s more celebrated literary figures by documenting fleeting pleasures and subtle human interactions as he frequented Ginza cafes and Yoshiwara brothels.
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