Jul 17

Slave Widow (1967) a.K.a Dorei mibojin (奴隷未亡人)

slave-widowAfter her husband kills himself, future prospects for the demure and beautiful Mitsuko Fuji look incredibly bleak. Fortunately, her dead husband’s largest creditor, Mr. Kito, is there to offer a shoulder to cry on as he offers to settle all her debts. But, sure enough, Kito’s charity comes with certain strings attached; namely that Mitsuko becomes his personal sex slave. Things become even more complicated when Kito’s son Kazuhiko falls for the helpless widow, throwing into jeopardy his own marriage plans.
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Jul 13

Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967) a.K.a Kôya no Dacchi waifu

Inflatable-Sex-Doll-of-the-Wastelands-1967-coverA private detective is hired to find a woman who has apparently been murdered in a snuff film. It turns out the woman’s not dead, but very much alive, and he gets sucked into a torrid affair with her that leaves him questioning his sense of reality.
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Jul 06

Retaliation (1968) a.K.a Shima wa moratta

Retaliation.1968-pJiro, an ex-convict, comes back to the street after eight years. The gang to which he belonged is nearly disbanded; only the aging boss in his sick bed remains. Still loyal to the ex-boss, Jiro approaches the powerful Hasama family to ask for assistance. Hasama kindly offers him a job: to settle the dispute in the rising manufacturing city where two opposing gangs battle over the land. Hasama promises Jiro that he will be given control over the land if he completes the task. Jiro heads first to the city with six other outlaws summoned by Hasama. However, Hasama suddenly breaks the promise and Jiro is driven to desperate measures.
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May 19

The Shogun and the Three Thousand Women (1968) aka Tokugawa onna keizu

tokugawa-onna-keizu-pTokugawa onna keizu follows the harem life – one man, and an endless amount of young beautiful women whose only function is to please their lord. It results into 90 minutes of slightly naughty, often silly entertainment. The amount of nudity is generally high – especially in the massive contest scenes such as topples sumo wrestling – but some of the main actresses still remain clothed throughout. Many genre requlars can be spotted in the film – Yukie Kagawa, Yoko Mihara, Naomi Tani (before becoming a Nikkatsu sm queen) and Ishii’s trusted male leads Teruo Yoshida and Asao Koike.
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Apr 07

The Embryo Hunts In Secret (1966) aka Taiji ga Mitsuryō Suru Toki (胎児が密猟する時)

theembryohuntsinsecretA man keeps his girlfriend tied up in his small apartment and tortures her. She is undressed, subjected to various types of bondage, whipped, and tortured with a razor blade. He also brushes her hair, applies make-up on her, and breaks down and cries in the fetal position. In the end the girl gets free and has her revenge.
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Feb 13

Double Suicide (1969) aka Shinjû: Ten no Amijima

20120821051903295Set in Osaka in the 18th century, the film centers on the doomed romance between Jihei (Kichiemon Nakamura), a down and out married paper merchant passionately in love with doe-eyed courtesan Koharu (Shima Iwashita), whom he cannot afford to buy out of servitude. Koharu herself has also fallen in love with Jihei; she even starts turning away other patrons to be with him. Their love is further imperiled by Tahei (Hosei Komatsu), a rich, obnoxious merchant who flaunts his ability to buy Koharu’s indenture. Suicide is the only way for the two to be together.
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Jan 31

Provocation (1996) aka Provocazione

provoBeautiful Amelia dream about a tender and sensual love with the engineer, Rolando. Because her husband Carlo, the owner of a small hotel, very rough with her. Besides, Carlo had his eye on the young Marilinda. Amelia cannot cope with the deepest feelings. Forgetting everything, she threw herself into the sea of love.
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