Oct 02

Like a Rolling Stone (1994) aka Bô no kanashimi

Tanaka is a yakuza who collects ‘protection money’ from establishments. He has just been released from jail, where he had spent eight years, and finds out that his boss wants to get rid of him. Tanaka is not an archetypal yakuza; he travels by public transport. But he does have two mistresses: Ayumi, who runs a nightclub, and Yoshie, a brothel-keeper. When Tanaka’s boss ends up in hospital, second man Kurauchi exerts increasing pressure on Tanaka. Tanaka deliberately has himself wounded by a fighter to dodge several of Kurauchi’s demands.

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Sep 29

XX Beautiful Hunter (1994) aka XX: Utsukushiki karyuudo

Shion is the most merciless assassin of the Magnificat crime group. However, when her hand and heart hesitate to murder the man she loves, her superior marks her for death. Torn from the crime lords who were her only family, Shion must choose between a life of killing and a life on the run.

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Sep 19

Keep on Masturbating: Non-Stop Pleasure (1994) aka Renzoku onanie: midareppanashi

A man with a troubled past including incest with a younger sister and the murder of a woman travels to an isolated countryside town in Nagano. There a local who mistakes him for a famous television actor shows him the town’s sites, including a strip bar in which the performers remove Heian era costumes. The film’s narrative is in an allegorical and disjointed manner with references to Buddhist concepts. The title bears no relation to the story, and there are no masturbation scenes in the film. Loosely based on Kenji Nakagami’s short story Aragami.

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Sep 14

Toriko II : Kankin-jima (1995) aka Toriko 監禁島

The second series of violence eros “POWER-TORIKO-” series which arranged a sexy idol in the 1990s and recorded a big hit. A beautiful newscaster was kidnapped on a solitary isle in the ocean. And what was waiting there was “Overcast” exceeding the limit by the empress who reigned on the island ….

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