Jun 15

Exciting Eros: Hot Skin (1986) aka Exciting ero: atsu hada

The mother does half-nude aerobics until her son rapes her, and the daughter falls into bed with a female teacher. Despite the shocking goings-on, the film is much more in keeping with Sato’s usual themes of alienation and corrupted innocence than its brutal predecessor.

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Jun 02

Prostitute (1983) aka Oiran

oiran.1983In the 19th century, a Japanese prostitute is about to move to America with her lover when he dies. Saddened, she moves to America alone and becomes a succesful prostitute. However, her dead lover reappears on her knee as a mole, which she kisses. Her customers, feeling that this is weird, abandon her; she asks her husband to return to the spirit world, on the condition that she would never marry again. He returns, but a few months later she marries an American millionaire. On the night of their honeymoon, the prostitute’s vagina is possessed by the vengeful spirit of the dead lover, which causes the millionaire’s penis great pain…

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May 08

Seoul Rainbow (1989) aka Seoul mujigae

Yu-ra yearns for money and fame while Jun wants to go back to his hometown. Yu-ra scolds Jun. Jun helps Yu-ra in her efforts to become a star. In her reach for stardom, Yu-ra is unaware that a person is helping her out from behind the scenes. Once Yu-ra achieves her goal, her actions are restricted and she is treated like a prized pet. Yu-ra realizes that her dream of being the top is a mask of falsehood and pain and she misses Jun’s love. She tries to escape her reality but instead her reality tightens its hold on her. Finally, Yu-ra ends up in a mental institution where she is forced into being an amnesiac. Jun learns of Yu-ra’s disappearance and he pursues her until he finds her in the mental institution.

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