Si-Sei or Tattoo (the translated title is sometimes given as The Tattooist or The Tattooer) was Tanizaki’s first work to appear in print, appearing as part of a collection of short stories in 1910 that effectively launched his career. The tale is of a tattoo artist who abducts a young girl and indelibly monograms the large image of a spider on the flawless canvas of lily-white skin. The tattoo brings about a massive change in her personality, awakening in her an awareness of her sexuality. This is very much an atytpical Sato film – there are only two actors, one set, little nudity or sex, and quite a lot of dialogue. However, his usual obsessions are still present.
The beautiful Tomoko loves her husband Masao with all her heart. Unfortunately, the devil has taken Kawakami to exorcise Masao to get rid of the “Evil One”. The fact was established that the immortal had nested himself in Masao’s eye. Initially our savior wanted to let him out of there but it turned out that the devil had already infested all internal organs…
The title do refer to one scene that is stated as “never been done before” were one girl wants to get fucked with tampons added into her vagina forcibly. Once that happens you see one guy playing guitar with his cock, some other one breaking a stone with it. Between that there are intercauses and some weird ending. Strange film indeed.
Four teenage girls are abducted, kidnapped and tortured. Designated by numbers on their skin with a hot iron, young girls are ranked in the evening. The one that finishes last will then see punished if his comrades fail to solve a puzzle …
The female instructor Mariko gives yoga classes at a high-class club in Tokyo. She has a crush on Rika whom she gives private lessons to. When she notices bruises on Rika’s body, Mariko learns that the young woman is involved in a highly abusive S&M relationship. On order to gain the affections of her student, Mariko decides to take revenge against the men in Rika’s life.
After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.
The landlord of a boarding house in 1923 Tokyo, is keen on spying on the bizarre close encounters taking place beneath his roof. One day he sees a prostitute killing a customer, and decides he’s found his soulmate.