Dec 27

Female Teacher Rope Hell (1981) a.K.a Dan Oniroku: Onna kyôshi nawa jigoku

Female_Teacher_Rope_Hell_1981_COVERA high school student called Ranko is attacked by a vagabond on school grounds late one afternoon. Her beloved teacher Sayuri rescues her, only to take her place as the victim. Ranko tries to get help from a piano tuner who is just leaving the school. They eventually find Sayuri and her attacker in a classroom, but the man refuses to go in and save her, saying to do so would risk her life. She is raped, and after the vagrant shoots his load and shuffles off, they clean Sayuri up and agree never to speak of what happened. Not long after the incident the piano tuner offers Sayuri a ride home from school, abducting her in the process and imprisoning her in his basement. As he subjects her to various forms of sexual torture, Ranko manages to figure out where she is being held – but risks being captured and violated herself.

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Dec 22

The Oath of Death (1971) aka Wan Jian Chuan Xin

Oath Of Death 71Pao Hseuh-li started his film career as a cinematographer, beautifully lensing such important films as Golden Swallow. This was one of his films as director. Lo Lieh, soon to be Shaw Brothers’ first international star, thanks to King Boxer, stars as Sung Dynasty patriot Chin Liang, who runs afoul of a corrupt and ambitious ex-friend. To avenge the villains’ treachery, he must make an oath of death, purposely maiming himself to accomplish his ultimate triumph. Continue reading