This bizarre hybrid of the road, ghost, and sex genres tells the tale of Tsutomu, who pays a visit to a couple of friends, then disappears after one night. The couple set out to find Tsutomu, and along the way, they encounter another couple filming themselves having sex outdoors. The four then continue to search for Tsutomu, which brings a startling revelation, bringing them all closer together. This oddball example of Japanese “Pink” cinema is definitely not for children, or those whose tastes run toward the ordinary.
Cat’s father died suddenly, leaving an archaelogical journal countaining the Japanese’s secret treasure from the Second World War which was buried in the Philippines forest. She invited her close friend Anna and Maruko to the Philipines for leisure and treasure hunting…
A woman is transported from the past into modern HK. She is being pursued by a long haired old man with magic powers, but finds help from the descendants of her maid and boyfriend. She works as a model, but life is disrupted by either bad dreams of the magic man or, later, his actual appearance.
A young girl is caught up in the 1980 Gwangju massacre, where Korean soldiers killed hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters who opposed the country’s takeover by the military the year before. Flashbacks show the girl seeing her mother shot to death in the massacre. The film spurred the Korean public to demand the truth behind the incident, and their government eventually opened previously classified files on the massacre.
A strange murder mystery tale about a lady who asks a forgery artist (Hiroyuki Sanada) to forge a series of rare bondage / torture paintings for her. Upon discovering that the client was actually the original model in those paintings, he murders her. The first half of the film focuses on all of the main characters, including the buildup to the crime. There is not much mystery here as they clearly show how, when & where the crime was committed. Then the movie goes on with how the investigation takes place – led by Kogoro Akechi (which by the way, happens to be Japan’s most recognized ‘super detective’ on par with Sherlock Holmes). There is also a lot of erotic bondage and nudity in this film, making it borderline pinku. However, the bondage scenes are mostly quite short, used instead to depict the strange offbeat feel to the film.