Dec 29

Woman of the Afternoon: Incite! (1979) aka Hirusagari no onna: chohatsu!

Natsuko Yashiro (aka Yujo Oribe) stars as Yuki, who picks up a gay hitchhiker after leaving her husband’s house following an argument. When the hitchhiker discovers his boyfriend having sex with a woman, he decides to keep traveling with Yuki. They reach a diner, which is filled with scummy Deliverance rejects who proceed to rape and torture them for most of the film.


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Dec 22

Planet of Amoebas (2018) aka Kankin wakusei amêba

Mizuki Rei comes across a woman lying in the middle the road wrapped in a gooey and unknown substance. With her dying words the woman warns Mizuki of an alien threat. As she reports the death and the warning she comes to understand that the woman she came across was not an isolated incident. A friend of hers disappears soon thereafter.


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Dec 22

Drifting into Chaos (1989) aka Ijô kazoku: Ani imô to

Film loosely follows plot of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, with rape in addition to murders. Two girls find themselves in a secluded country place or something, get followed by two guys in a rapevan, get raped, then get raped some more. Then they are taken to a house, forced to dinner with a crazy family living there (perverted grandpa on a wheelchair included!), then your standard after dinner activities.


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Dec 22

The Last Days of the World (2011) aka Sekai saigo no hibi

Kanou is a bored schoolboy. When a small man appears in front of him and announces that the earth will soon be destroyed, Kanou vows to spend the rest of his time doing whatever he wants to do. Kanou smashes his classmate’s head and kidnaps Yumi, who Kanou really liked, to have sex. Never having had sex before, he doesn’t know what to do. Suddenly, he hears a mysterious voice from the radio saying ‘Use your mayonnaise’. On his journey, Kanou meets a middle-aged cos-player who invites him to a party full of strange people. The police arrives and chase Kanou for his crime in the past few days. He is now questioning Kanou whether everything really happened or was just a dream.


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Dec 17

Crazy Lips (2000) aka Hakkyousuru kuchibiru

Crazy Lips DVD

After her brother is accused of murdering four people, his sister, desperate to prove his innocence, goes to a psychic for help. The price they ask, however, is far more than she expected, and the answers they give her are nothing she could ever have imagined. And what is the FBI doing investigating a murder in Japan?


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Dec 17

High Heeled Punishers (1995) aka Monzetsu!! Oshioki haihiiru

This resembles an adult version of Cat’s Eye, an 80’s manga which became an anime series, and eventually (1997) also a live-action film. Both feature a trio of ladies with a fondness for tight costumes, who run a cafe by day, while engaging in unusual overtime work. In Cat’s Eye, it was robbery; here, it’s punishing rapists, lechers, etc. in painful, genital-related ways. And, of course, two local policemen patronise the cafe, blithely oblivious to the extra-curricular activities of the trio, who leave a calling-card of a stilletto on their victims, and are known as the “High-Heeled Cats”. [The title above, which it’s generally called, seems to be a Video Search of Miami invention.]


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Dec 17

City Without Baseball (2008) aka Mou ye chi sing

The actual members of the Hong Kong Baseball Team all prove themselves to be natural actors by playing themselves in this fictional youth drama set in 2004. In a city where baseball culture is non-existent, these baseball players are a minority by choice. The experience teaches them to be free-thinkers in dealing with love, friendship and their own sexuality. It also enables them to find the will to live in the face of death and the strength to conquer losing in a spectatorless sport.


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