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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Nov 30

Noble Lady Bound Vase (1977) aka Kifujin shibari tsubo

NobeleLady77A wealthy land-owner “buys” his wife in order to pay off her father’s debts. Of course, hubby is into rope-bondage and rough-sex, and wifey ain’t. Six months of marriage goes by and the husband’s overbearing sister comes for a visit (who it is alluded has shared a sexual relationship in the past with her brother), and she begins meddling in the couple’s relationship when she catches the wife passing messages to a lover via one of the male housekeepers (who is also in love with the wife). Husband is alerted to the relationship by his sister, and both wife and houseboy are confronted and punished. Wifey eventually realizes that she has come to love and crave the rough treatment that she used to loathe..

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