Mar 11

Two For The Bed (1992) aka Tao Se Xiang Ju

Two for The Bed 1992 AKA 桃色香居 tells the story of a man (Charlie Cho Cha-Lee) and a woman (Maria Tung Ling) who work for a Hong Kong company and who go to Japan for business. There, they meet their contact, a man who phones young women and goes hunting for them. He seduces, sleeps with women wearing red pumps and murders.

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Feb 27

Real Time Wiretap Report: Pillow Talk (1993) aka (Nama) tôchô ripôto: Chiwa

A medical researcher working with a blind, mute quadriplegic patient begins to experiment with hypnotherapy as a means to fix his seemingly non-physical ailments. Unfortunately, results are almost impossible to measure on the crippled subject, so she begins monitoring other, healthy text subjects… and even tries hypnosis on herself! What she’s unlocking in the human brain may forever change medical science forever, but will she be remain sane enough – or even alive! – to present her findings?

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Feb 06

Dirty Maria (1998) aka Yogore ta onna – Maria

Taro Suwa plays Murakami, a cab driver whoever partner Mayumi has gone missing. He fears that she could have run off with another guy (and that is partly the actual situation, as she had been knocking off both her manager and also another Sawai, colleague, regarding the part) – or gotten into difficulty by involving by herself with a ‘telephone relationship club’, a solution which hooks up strangers trying to find easy, anonymous sex, no concerns asked. However, neither among these are the situation: in fact (and this is not spoilertastic, since this occasion requires location in the first eight mins of the movie), she has been murdered by a morose lady that has on a daily basis job at the beauty hair salon which his wife worked at. After offing Maria inside her living-room, she dispassionately chops the body up in the bathroom and later on, after using her daughter to college, she deposits the remains into several disparate trashbins around city.

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Jan 26

Lost Paradise (1997) aka Shitsurakuen

The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them. Based on the bestselling novel by Junichi Watanabe, is about the fated love affair between Shoichiro, a middle-aged man who has come to regret devoting his whole life to his work, and Rinko, a beautiful woman trapped in a married life filled with depression and disillusion. A man engaged to Soichiro’s daughter, Chika, has fallen in love with Rinko, and Soichiro meets with her to ask her to end the relationship. However, despite their unpleasant first meeting, soon Shoichiro and Rinko find themselves drawn to each other, and find in each other something that had been missing in their lives. Their burning passion heightens, until their yearning for everlasting, perfect love leads to a fateful decision.

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