May 26

Innocent Thing (2014) aka 가시 (ga-si)

3044151873226575683Joon-Ki (Jang Hyuk) is a popular P.E. teacher at a girl’s high school. He is married to Seo-Yeon (Sun Woo-Sun) who is expecting their first child imminently. During swimming class, a student named Young-Eun (Jo Bo-Ah) climbs up to the highest diving platform and jumps into the swimming pool. Joon-Ki jumps into the water and saves her. Days later, Joon-Ki is leaving school on a rainy late afternoon and runs into Young-Eun who is completely drenched. Joon-Ki takes Young-Eun back into school to change clothes. They spend time together in a classroom, with Young-Eun behaving in an flirtatious manner. Soon, Joon-Ki’s marriage to Seo-Yeon is threatened.

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May 19

Spider Forest (2004) aka Geomi sup

TV Producer Kang Min (Kam Woo-Sung) enters Spider Forest for a documentary. He enters a cabin and discovers two brutally murdered bodies. One is his girlfriend Hwang Soo-Young (Kang Kyeong-Heon) and the other is his colleague Choi Jong-Pil (Cho Sung-Ha). Kang Min also senses someone watching him and runs after that person into to the forest. He’s soon knocked unconscious. When he awakens again he continues his chase into a tunnel. Kang Min is then struck by a speeding car.Two weeks later, Kang Min awakes from a coma. Kang Min must piece back together his memory. What really happened in the forest?

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May 13

Women in Heat Behind Bars (1987) aka Ori no naka no hoshigaru onnatachi

The lovely Shinobu Himeno is arrested and thrown into Asahi Female Prison for being an unwilling accomplice in a jewelry store robbery. She’s to serve her sentence in the infamous Cell Block 21, a dismal area full of tough, sex-starved women. Himeno is bullied and abused by inmates and guards and, after being framed for starting a fight, is taken away and tied up by the prison’s infamous Mr. Kiya. Through flashbacks, we discover why many of the women have been locked up here and soon, in one great act of defiance, they rise up to overtake the prison in a bloody, violent riot! Can the shy Himeno ever escape this living hell?

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May 13

Terrifying Girls High School Animal Courage (1973) aka Kyôfu joshi kôkô: Animal dôkyôsei

We find Reiko Ike once again cast as a tough schoolgirl who eventually has to band together with her enemies to upset the reign of their private Catholic high school administration where institutionalized sexual abuse is endemic. Tables are turned finally on the principal, various sanctimonious teachers as well as a visiting American principal, who drives a vulnerable virgin to suicide when he deflowers her! Ike teams up with a guy on his own quest for revenge and the climax sees the prinicpal and other adult evildoers publicly humiliated and exposed before the entire student body.

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