Dec 04

Bathhouse 911: Jellyfish Bliss (1978) aka Toruko 110-ban: Monzetsu Kurage

Yukihiko Kondo directed this forgettable Nikkatsu pinku eiga film about a brothel headhunter named Miura (Koichi Hoshino) who brings young runaway Choma (Etsuko Hara) to a bathhouse/brothel and begins her prostitution career. Miura also falls in love with Choma, which causes problems when she falls for a dangerous yakuza gangster (Nobutaka Masutomi). Regular genre viewers will recognize Yuko Katagiri, a long way from her days as star of films like Hachigatsu Wa Eros No Nioi, and Shiroi Tenshi No Yuwaku as two of the prostitutes.

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Dec 04

Dan Oniroku: The Body of Roses (1978) aka Dan Oniroku: bara no nikutai

Naomi Tani plays Ritsuko , a popular madame of a nightclub. But, ever since her gangster husband got caught and imprisoned, her life has taken a turn for the worst. Now, in order to pay off his debts to a yakuza loan shark, Lady Ritsuko is forced to engage in private sex shows for the VIP clientele. After a year of these special shows, the loan is almost paid off.

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