Jan 03

Yummy in Neon Town: I Am Ready To Be Eaten (1979) a.K.a Muchimuchi neon-gai: watashi tabegoro

Directed by Yoshihisa Nakagawa at the beginning and after drawing the figure of ladies living in red light district. Nami Misaki is overwhelming with an overwhelming bust in the leading role. Miyako Yamaguchi’s sister charm also remains in the impression.

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Dec 22

The Oath of Death (1971) aka Wan Jian Chuan Xin

Oath Of Death 71Pao Hseuh-li started his film career as a cinematographer, beautifully lensing such important films as Golden Swallow. This was one of his films as director. Lo Lieh, soon to be Shaw Brothers’ first international star, thanks to King Boxer, stars as Sung Dynasty patriot Chin Liang, who runs afoul of a corrupt and ambitious ex-friend. To avenge the villains’ treachery, he must make an oath of death, purposely maiming himself to accomplish his ultimate triumph. Continue reading

Dec 19

Forbidden Tales Of Two Cities (1975) aka Gang ao chuan qi

ForbiddenTalesofTwoCities+1975-1-bLi Han-hsiang, one of the most experienced and respected filmmakers in Hong Kong, wrote and directed this charming and fascinating comedy of amorous complications and modern morals in the very middle of his forty year career. The two cities are Macau, where a love quartet is the source for sexy merriment, and Hong Kong, where a gambler tells a charming woman why there are four shackles hanging from his apartment ceiling!

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Dec 01

Female Gym Coach: Jump and Straddle (1981) aka Onna taiiku kyôshi: Tonde hiraite

female-gym-coach-jump-and-straddle-coverIt’s coming up to competition time for the office girls of the Kara Cosmetics Company. Kei (Junko Asahina) and her co-workers are preparing their amateur rhythmic gymnastics team for an upcoming competition. In order to assist the ladies, Aoki (Funasaku Sasairi) is brought in as their new coach. As the team wonders about the coach’s ability to perform both on and off the court, Kei’s relationship with him is revealed. Long ago, Aoki slept with Kei before a competition and she lost. Now, he’s worried it will happen again! Can the coach overcome his issues and help Kei win this time?

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Nov 28

Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (1970) a.K.a 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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Nov 25

Tokyo Emmanuelle (1976)

tokyo_emmanuelle_fujin_1976_coverAfter the director’s message, “I visualize the romance of Roman Porn and I attempt to share that image,” a loosely-connected series of softcore sex scenes unfolds. The plot concerns Kyoko, a young Japanese woman married to a man in France. When he abandons her, she returns to Japan. With her sexual appetite now at a high pitch, she engages in sexual escapades with a wide assortment of people, including old friends, both male and female, and an entire soccer team.

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Nov 14

Virgin Breaker Yuki (1975) aka Gyokuwarijin Yuki

51mw6GGk-OLBased on a porno manga by Kosuke Miki and Tadashi Matsumori, this pair of short features follow the adventures of Yuki, who works in a Kyoto red-light district house of ill repute as a “tamawari,” or “virgin-breaker.” She’s the gal who gets first dibs on the new recruits to the brothel (some willing, some not), and it’s her job to break them in for future clients. The first film finds Yuki involved with a group of political rebels, and in the slower sequel Yuki thinks she’s finally found love after some studly service, but as you might expected, things don’t quite turn out the way she expected.

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