Aug 11

Assault! (1976) aka Boko!

This is one of the better films from the Nikkatsu studio’s hard-edged strain of pinku eiga roughies, a violent subset of films trading on beatings, rape, and torture without necessarily falling into traditional S&M film trappings. Nobutaka Masutomi stars as a bar-owner named Kuroki, forlornly waiting for his adulterous wife (Hitomi Kozue) to get back from messing around with her boyfriend (Akira Takahashi). She returns, but because she’s been fooling around with gangsters she brings trouble with her. Kuroki gets tied up and beaten, his wife and customers get tortured and raped, and it is finally up to the mousy cuckold to set things right, Straw Dogs-style. Because this is a Japanese film, however, Kuroki finishes off his vengeful killing spree by murdering his unfaithful wife as well as her attackers.

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Aug 10

Hotel de Sade (2013) aka Jiu dian de Sade

Believing that he killed his daughter instead of saving her from kidnappers, Zhang Li is dismantled. He finds himself lured to China seeking solace in pain and blood at Paradise Hotel where every carnal and beastly desire is satiated. With a savage boss, the terrifying Burnt Man at the helm of the underground brothel, no perversion is turned away.

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Aug 10

Vengeance Demon (1969) aka Fukushûki

A brother and sister live as outcasts from their hamlet due to a belief that mental illness runs in their family. A group of villagers plot to steal their property by beating and hanging the brother and gang-raping the sister. Believing the brother to be dead, scheming to kill the sister, and making both deaths look like accidents… unbeknownst to them, the brother survives and proceeds on a mission to slaughter those responsible in the hamlet.

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Aug 01

Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976) aka Ilsa, la belva del deserto

Finding a new employer, and looking not a day older since the end of World War II, Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves. An American millionaire’s daughter, a movie star, and an attractive equestrienne are among his latest victims.

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