Feb 14

A Petal (1996) aka Ggotip

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.

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Jan 17

Murder on D Street (1998) aka D-Zaka no satsujin jiken

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.

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Dec 20

Human Live Stock (1999) aka Asobizuma: Hirusagari no kairaku

human_live_stock_coverTamie’s husband Shuhei is a famous novelist. However he mysteriously disappeared after WWII. One day, his old friend Mikuni shows up to Tamie’s house. He accuses Tamie of killing him. Mikuni shows her proof, in the form of a letter the novelist wrote before he disappeared. However, the truth is much more twisted than he could imagine… This period film, set in post-WWII Japan, is truly one of the more bizarre and twisted Pink Films you’ll ever see.

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Dec 12

A New Love in Tokyo (1994) a.K.a Ai no shinsekai

new-love-tokyo-1994-coverA look a the lives of two sex workers in Tokyo: Rei, who works as an S&M dominatrix, and Ayumi, in the more straightforward profession of call girl. In addition to their working life, the film also looks at their private lives. Rei is acting in an amateur theatre company (along with the receptionist from Ayumi’s escort service), while Ayumi is living with her student-boyfriend as he struggles to finally get accepted to college.

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Dec 05

Naked Killer (1992) Uncut a.K.a Chik loh go yeung

naked-killer-1992-coverThe story of a young flirty feral woman named Kitty who is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin. She’s subsequently recruited by the real killer, a hit woman who targets rapists at large and practices on drooling sex-mad psychos chained up in the attic. When they finally head out for the real thing, they take out victims in a display of midair somersaults, cracking whips, flying ropes, and flashing guns. This kind of foreplay attracts the lustful attentions of rival assassin Carrie Ng, a lesbian killer ready to abandon her purring sex kitten for the savage Chingmy.

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