Ghastly and Ghostly Shaw Bros flick. A sort of supernatural rape revenge, paranormal style. first half is very bleak as a poor woman is mugged, losses her fiancee and gets taken advantage of before turned into a sex slave. Continue reading
One of Japanese director Chusei Sone’s better pinku eiga films of the period, this softcore melodrama features talk-show hostess Maria Mitsui as Akemi, a laboratory technician who spends her evenings spying on her gangster neighbor (Nobutaka Masutomi) as he makes love to his stripper girlfriend (Meika Seri). The objects of Akemi’s voyeuristic attentions learn of her interests and suggest that she’d make a fine prostitute. Not surprisingly, Akemi agrees and channels her interests into this more lucrative occupation. Despite the silly plot, this well-made Nikkatsu film was a bit of a comeback for Sone, who had slipped from his reputation as the studio’s most reliable director with a series of remarkably dull efforts in the mid-’70s. This one manages to be entertaining, and was a sign of even better films to come, as Sone entered the most creative period of his career with superior efforts like Tenshi No Harawata Akai Kyoshitsu and Akai Boko.
Agent Zero is a cop that uses her own methods for dealing with criminals. After she unlawfully kills a rapist in a violent fashion, she is sent to prison and stripped of her badge. But very soon after, a rich politician’s daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang. Agent Zero is let out of prison with the mission of going undercover to find the politician’s daughter and return her to safety. Using her deadly red handcuffs, she disposes of the criminals one by one.
When a stuck-up and privileged lady of a wealthy family is left to fend for herself, her butler decides to teach her some overdue humility through BDSM. His spiral of debauchery is soon overtaken by madness, and his sex games threaten to harm more than just her social standing and pride… Continue reading
Another fantastic work from Japanese genius director Masahiro Shinoda. Based on novel by Shintaro Ishihara, this is a human drama about the complex relationship of parent and child. Continue reading
How far would you go for love? Or lust? These are the questions posed in this sinfully entertaining Sung Dynasty period effort. Split into two tales, the first one involves a devilish magistrate who tries to tempt a Buddhist monk out of his self-professed celibate control by hiring a pretty prostitute. The second story is the tragic tale of an exploited young girl, the queen of femme fatale Shaw Yin-yin, who is forced to work in an unscrupulous couple’s brothel.
Based on a traditional Japanese ghost story, the movie follows a man who falls deeply in love with a mysterious woman, only to find she belongs to the world of the dead. Continue reading
The infamous World War II cat house, The Pink Flamingo, is the setting where Frances, the warm-hearted madam, caters to the sex starved servicemen. Includes nostalgia, via the sets and period music, and a stag film within the film. Continue reading