Jan 17

Wet Lust 21 Strippers (1974) aka Nureta yokujo: Tokudashi nijuichi nin

On tour with a troupe of nasty ecdysiasts, we’re treated to an onslaught of spastic masturbation, violent street theater, lesbo stage romps, uncontrollable sobbing & profuse vomiting, repentant finger dismembering, one bloody sword rampage, and a very long bedroom scene involving three couples, some spirited fucking, and a toddler who goes from playing in the floor to crawling on the bed and sitting himself right down in the middle of all the moans, groans, and hormones. The showstopper comes when a stripper goes backstage during her act, gets a quick screw from a stagehand, then rushes back out and spreads her legs over the front row patrons who get a whiff of and a gander at her tenderized cream pie!

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Jan 10

Into the White Night (2009) a.K.a Baekyahaeng: Hayan eodoom sokeul geolda

A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of resistance. Three people come under suspicion but all of them have perfect alibis and the investigation comes to a standstill. One year later, one of them is found dead and the original murder case becomes even more mysterious. Almost fifteen years pass and the lead inspector, now approaching retirement, reflects on the only case he could not solve in an otherwise successful career. Haunted by a sense of responsibility and guilt that he caused suffering by letting the murder case go unsolved, he decides to re-investigate. His persistent search brings attention to the long forgotten case and reveals a hidden relationship between the victim’s son and the neighborhood woman’s daughter. As their love grows, more crimes happen. As their sin grows, the inspector’s chase comes closer to them.

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Dec 29

The Isle (2000) a.K.a Seom (섬)

the_isle-_2000_coverMute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a fish hook, when he tries to commit suicide.

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Dec 27

Female Teacher Rope Hell (1981) a.K.a Dan Oniroku: Onna kyôshi nawa jigoku

Female_Teacher_Rope_Hell_1981_COVERA high school student called Ranko is attacked by a vagabond on school grounds late one afternoon. Her beloved teacher Sayuri rescues her, only to take her place as the victim. Ranko tries to get help from a piano tuner who is just leaving the school. They eventually find Sayuri and her attacker in a classroom, but the man refuses to go in and save her, saying to do so would risk her life. She is raped, and after the vagrant shoots his load and shuffles off, they clean Sayuri up and agree never to speak of what happened. Not long after the incident the piano tuner offers Sayuri a ride home from school, abducting her in the process and imprisoning her in his basement. As he subjects her to various forms of sexual torture, Ranko manages to figure out where she is being held – but risks being captured and violated herself.

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Dec 12

Red Violation (1980) a.K.a Akai bôkô

red-violation-1980-posterJapanese rock singer Yuya Uchida stars as, not surprisingly, a rock singer named Yuya. He sleeps with a groupie named Megumi (Megumi Saki) after a concert, and she turns out to have been a virgin. This revelation somehow touches Yuya and changes his entire outlook on women and relationships. The rest of his band laughs at him for giving up the traditional rock & roll “hump ’em and dump ’em” ethos, but Yuya decides to enter a committed, monogamous relationship with Megumi and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, as always happens in films like this, fate has other plans. Regardless of the plot specifics, Sone’s tone and presentation set Akai Boko apart from dozens of similar efforts and it remains one of his most memorable films.

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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 07

Lust, Caution (2007) Uncut a.K.a Se, jie

lust-caution-2007_coverFrustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, who is an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai, Old Wu, who has lost his wife and two sons as well as two women who had attempted to seduce Yee, now recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in yet another attempt to do away with Yee. Mai Tai Tai is chosen to befriend Yee, which she does by posing as the wife of Mak, befriending Yee’s wife and her female friends, and then eventually befriending Yee himself. Even though both get together, they do end up going separate ways, only to meet again four years later. This time Mai is all set to entrap Yee at Chandni Chowk Jewellers which is owned by an East Indian man named Khalid Saiduddin. The question does remain: Will she and her troupe succeed?

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