Jul 15

Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (1970) aka Hadaka no jûkyû-sai

live_today_die_tomorrow_1971_coverAfter leaving high school, Michio Yamada (Norio Nagayama in the real life incidents) becomes involved in the shudan shushoku, a post-war Japanese government work program which involves taking almost an entire high school graduating class from the countryside to Tokyo to work for a fruit company. Some terrible things happened to his family in the past and that explains why Michio came later to have perpetrated so many killings.

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Jul 08

Sex Rider: Wet Highway (1971) aka Sekkusu raidā nureta haiu~ei

With her wedding only one day away, Mina (Mari Tanaka) spends a night with her former lover Ozaki (Kinji Takinami) at a highway motel on the outskirts of Yokohama. On her way back from her last adventure, Mina’s car hits a hippie-like youth called Ryo (Ken Yoshizawa). Shocked by the accident and, moreover, left alone by Ozaki, who hated to be involved in the trouble, Mina places the unconscious youth in the back seat and drives toward a lake. Stripping the youth and herself naked, she tries to revive him with her body. But when this fails, she tosses his body into the lake. A middle-aged hunter with a gun (Akira Takahashi) suddenly appears and says that he has seen her kill the youth. A major upset now occurs as Ryo, who she believes is dead, suddenly appears and kills the hunter after a bloody brawl. Ryo then shoves her into her car strips himself naked and demands her to love him at the wheel. He steps on the gas as he enters her and the pair, in a complete ecstasy of sex and speed, smash against the guard rail of the highway.

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Jun 27

Delicate Skillful Fingers (1972) aka Shiroi yubi no tawamure

A sensitive girl (who even cries for wrecked cars being taken to the junkyard) falls for a pickpocket, after meeting him in a café. After the man gets arrested shortly thereafter, she hooks up first with his ex-girlfriend and then a guy who spent time in jail with him. In the process she becomes initiated into a world of petty theft even as the cops close in on the gang.

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Jun 21

Daughters of Satan (1972)

James Robertson buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, Chris. Chris, gradually taken over by the personality of the witch in the painting that she resembles, allies herself with two other reincarnated witches to plan James’ death, as he proves to be a descendant of the man responsible for the witches’ fate.

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Jun 17

Bad Girl Mako (1971) aka Furyô shôjô Mako

Patronized by a gang ruling the city, Mako delinquently plays around a night club every night with her bad company. One night, a guy Hideo gets closer to her for one-night stand, and they consequently fall in love. However, Hideo is killed by the gang. Mako swears vengeance on his beloved’s murderer.

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Jun 16

Retreat Through the Wet Wasteland (1973) aka Nureta koya o hashire

A group of burglars in black tights breaks into a church to commit robbery and commits outrages upon the pastor’s young daughter. After some time, Detective Harada and his squad rush/came back to the church they robbed earlier. In the duty station, the police chief informs Harada that his ex-colleague, Nakamura, has escaped from a mental hospital where he had been hospitalized for insanity. Harada and his partner, Kato, are assigned to pursue Nakamura on the run. If Nakamura’s insanity turns out to be false, the cop buddies must terminate him and masquerade it as self-defense.

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Jun 09

Black Magic 2 (1976) aka Gou hun jiang tou

Doctors dealing with patients noticed something weird going on, such as zombies with spikes in their heads and when removed, they melt down, patients vomiting up worms, spontaneous combustions, exploding bodies, demon fetuses and the disappearance of women. A male-witch is responsible for all these calamities going on, but no other doctors believe this, until someone must go out there and stop him and prove that he caused all the gory, bizarre crisises.

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