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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Apr 17

Demon’s Room (1982) aka Akuma no heya

Yoshiko Sejima (Reiko Nakamura) gets a call from a man claiming to be from her husband’s company. He tells her that he will come to pick her up on behalf of her husband. It turns out that he’s a kidnapper and takes Yoshiko to a hotel, and proceeds to rape her. This man Fuji Nakatogawa (Johnny Okura) calls Yoshiko’s husband but doesn’t request a ransom. He’s just bent on humiliating Yoshiko to submission to be his sex slave.

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Mar 25

Aeran (1989) aka 애란

Her sister, Momoae, is coming here on a vacation. Yoshimura makes a trip to the capital and Hideko meets Chul Min on a walking path. Momoae seduces Chul Min. Chul Min buries Momoae under a tree. Hideko knows of Momoae’s tendencies so she understands Chul Min. Returning from the capital, Yoshimura sees Chul Min and Hideko walking intimately on the beach with the setting sun. Yoshimura takes a gun and shoots Chul Min in the shoulder and leg. As Yoshimura takes out his sword, Hideko shakes her head.

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