Jun 09

Office Lady Rape: Disgrace (1986) AKA OL bôkô: Yogosu! (OL暴行玷污)

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The true story of a pair of college students who attempted a double suicide to end their doomed romance becomes fare for legendary pinku-eiga director Hisayasu Sato in this feature. Fatalistic and sad, this is one of the more depressing Japanese softcore films, and Sato makes it even worse by including footage from the lovers’ actual 8 mm experimental film throughout the story. Continue reading

Jun 02

Four Seasons: Natsuko (1980) AKA Shiki Natsuko

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Natsuko is a woman of 20 who feels entrapped in her long-running relationship with another man—she wants out of a “nowhere” life and into something better. To that end, she hooks up with a photographer and poses for him in the nude—if only to break away from her restricted existence for awhile. Continue reading

May 31

Curse (1988) AKA Chu nu jiang

01Ma is married to a bad-tempered old basttard in a wheelchair, but also loves a young man. When he is killed by her equally awful cousin, Ma has a spell cast to keep her at the same age until her lover reincarnates. Forty years on, Ma (now Maria) has not aged, and she finds him. But he (now named Robert) is happily married to Amy. When Robert travels to Manila, Maria follows him, and finds a sorcerer to cast a love spell. Amy finds out, and tries to take her husband back.

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