Jan 19

Insiang (1976)

Trapped in the slums, Insiang finds living with her disapproving, sharp-tongued mother, Tonya, trying. Tonya, having long ago been abandoned by her husband, takes her bitterness out on those around her. In a fit of anger, she finally throws out her husband’s relatives who have been living with her, but it’s not for the sake of their not bringing in money anymore, which it seems on the surface. She’s making way for her boyfriend, Dado, to move in. Dado, the town bully, is young enough to be her son, and this new living situation becomes the talk of the town. It isn’t long before he forces himself upon Insiang. Tonya is at first outraged but soon takes Dado’s side and blames her daughter for her own rape. Insiang leaves home to seek support and solace from her ardent would-be boyfriend Bebot, but he proves to be another Lothario as well. Forced to return home, Insiang turns this inescapable situation upon itself to exact revenge.

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Jan 19

Chinese Fortune Cookies (1979)

Made in Thailand. Oriental Beauties fill the screen as an exciting story of murder, rape and revenge unfolds. A fascinating tour of Asian bars, bath houses and massage parlours with every kind of sexual action. A touch of violence adds to the suspense of the “best oriental adult film” of the year. Winner of the Golden Erotica Award.

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Dec 04

Bathhouse 911: Jellyfish Bliss (1978) aka Toruko 110-ban: Monzetsu Kurage

Yukihiko Kondo directed this forgettable Nikkatsu pinku eiga film about a brothel headhunter named Miura (Koichi Hoshino) who brings young runaway Choma (Etsuko Hara) to a bathhouse/brothel and begins her prostitution career. Miura also falls in love with Choma, which causes problems when she falls for a dangerous yakuza gangster (Nobutaka Masutomi). Regular genre viewers will recognize Yuko Katagiri, a long way from her days as star of films like Hachigatsu Wa Eros No Nioi, and Shiroi Tenshi No Yuwaku as two of the prostitutes.

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Dec 04

Dan Oniroku: The Body of Roses (1978) aka Dan Oniroku: bara no nikutai

Naomi Tani plays Ritsuko , a popular madame of a nightclub. But, ever since her gangster husband got caught and imprisoned, her life has taken a turn for the worst. Now, in order to pay off his debts to a yakuza loan shark, Lady Ritsuko is forced to engage in private sex shows for the VIP clientele. After a year of these special shows, the loan is almost paid off.

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