Feb 07

Bloody Territories (1969) aka Kôiki bôryoku: ryuuketsu no shima

A once-powerful yakuza clan disbands as a result of a police crackdown, but one small group refuses to bow to police pressure, and launches a campaign to take over Tokyo’s drug, prostitution, and gambling rackets. Someone wants to stop them. Is it the police? Rival gang members? Or is it an entirely new group of hired killers who will stop at nothing to gain complete control of Tokyo’s “bloody territories”?

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Jul 30

Devil Woman (1964) a.K.a Onibaba (鬼婆)

Onibaba.1964.COVERAfter being forcefully inducted as a soldier into war in 14th century Japan, his wife and mother remain living in a swamp. They eke out their living by ambushing worn-out warriors, killing them and selling their belongings to a greedy merchant. The woman comes to mistrust her daughter-in-law who has coupled up with a deserter, and begins to wear a facial mask she has taken from a slain samurai. In this disguise she is at first taken for a demon by her daughter.
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Jul 18

The Concubines (1969) a.K.a Kinpeibai (金瓶梅)

The.Notorious.Concubines-COVERNot satisfied with being a 13th century house-wife, unscrupulous Chin Lien tries to exchange her rice salesman of a husband for his more attractive brother, captain of the guard Wu Sung. Rebuffed, she proceeds to Plan B: Poison her husband and begin a lusty affair with wealthy, decadent Men Ching While Wu Sung goes on a murderous rampage and Chin Lien celebrates by becoming Men Ching’s fifth wife, the lecherous husband marries Wife Number 6 and drowns himself in drunken orgies.
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