Jun 20

My Sex Report: Intensities (1976) a.K.a Watashi no sex-hakusho

MySexReportIntensitiesOne of Japanese director Chusei Sone’s better pinku eiga films of the period, this softcore melodrama features talk-show hostess Maria Mitsui as Akemi, a laboratory technician who spends her evenings spying on her gangster neighbor (Nobutaka Masutomi) as he makes love to his stripper girlfriend (Meika Seri). The objects of Akemi’s voyeuristic attentions learn of her interests and suggest that she’d make a fine prostitute. Not surprisingly, Akemi agrees and channels her interests into this more lucrative occupation. Despite the silly plot, this well-made Nikkatsu film was a bit of a comeback for Sone, who had slipped from his reputation as the studio’s most reliable director with a series of remarkably dull efforts in the mid-’70s. This one manages to be entertaining, and was a sign of even better films to come, as Sone entered the most creative period of his career with superior efforts like Tenshi No Harawata Akai Kyoshitsu and Akai Boko.
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Jun 19

The Treacherous (2015) a.k.a Ganshin (간신)

The_Treacherous-p01Prince Yeonsan (Kim Kang-Woo) becomes engulfed with insanity as he kills those responsible for his mother’s death. He appoints his longtime friend Im Soong-Jae (Ju Ji-Hoon) and his father to the position of retainer. They are then ordered to round up beautiful women from all parts of the country to pleasure Prince Yeonsan. Women are taken regardless of their marriage status or social class, which causes widespread anger. Dan-Hee (Lim Ji-Yeon) is a beautiful woman, but she is a butcher from the lowest class. She saves Im Soong-Jae from danger and then begs him to take her to the palace. Im Soong-Jae refuses for his own personal reasons. Nevertheless, Dan-Hee soon enters the palace. Im Soong-Jae becomes conflicted and the Prince lusts after the beautiful Dan-Hee.
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Jun 18

Seven Princess Driver (2015) a.k.a 7-gong-joo dae-li-woon-jeon (7공주 대리운전)

Eight houses in Princess Villa one day gets a notice one day about an auction on the house. Oh Honey (Kwak Jin-yeong) gathers around the other residents of the villa and suggests they protect the villa from being auctioned off. However, the amount of money they have altogether is not enough to save it. After long thought, the residents of Princess Villa come up with an idea to run a substitute driver business. Their special services start spreading and their business does well but everything goes down the drain due to an unexpected incident… Will they be able to protect their shelter?
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