Aug 23

The Criminals (1976) aka Heung Gong kei on

An anthology film featuring three true-crime stories that took place in Hong Kong in the early 1970’s. Part 1: Hidden Torsos’ A woman and her daughter are murdered by her abusive boyfriend. Part 2: ‘Valley of the Hanged’-A man murders his wife and her lover. Part 3: ‘The Stuntmen’ – A gang boss is murdered by his wife’s lover.

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Aug 23

Homicides: The Criminals Part II (1976) aka Xiang Gang qi an 2: Xiong sha

An anthology film featuring four true-crime stories that took place in Hong Kong in the early 1970’s:

Part 1: ‘The Deaf Mute Killer’ – A deaf and mute man is pushed to murder after being wrongly accused of rape.
Part 2: ‘Mama San’- A brothel madam has a man killed for not paying his debts.
Part 3: ‘The Informer’ – A traffic cop is murdered by a police informer and his gun stolen.
Part 4: ‘Nude in a Box’ – The discovery of the body of a dead woman results in a man being put on trial.

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Jul 19

Tattooed Flower Vase (1976) aka Kashin no irezumi: ureta tsubo

l_286749_bd3e2c1e Ms. Yoshino – respectable lady and attractive widow leads a quiet peaceful life with his teenage daughter Takako . However, their life changes radically when fate confronts both with Hideo – young attractive guy truly romantic nature . Spending time with Takako , he nevertheless feels more attracted to her mother , and this momentum is mutual – he brings up Lady Yoshino ecstatic frenzy, because appearance is reminiscent of his late father – kabuki actors , with whom he had a long affair at last .

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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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