May 10

White Lily (2016) aka Howaito Riri

Nikkatsu has rebooted the Roman porno label and recommenced production of new works reviving its function as a sandbox for playful experimentation with the aim of attaing new forms of cinematic expression. Hideo Nakata entered Nikkatsu as an assistant director and experienced several on-location shoots for Roman porno soft-core series, but this film is the first Roman porno title directed by Nakata himself. He challenges a lesbian world taking over from the old title spirits, with his respect for his master, director Masaru konuma.

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Apr 21

Chain Gang Girls (2007) aka Kûga no ori: Nami dai-42 zakkyobô

Specialized penitentiary was designed from the ground up to hold Japan’s most ruthless female inmates. That makes it doubly deadly, because while the guards may be brutal and sadistic, the inmates outnumber them by a hundred to one! At any second the final, fatal riot may erupt, stoking the flames of a thousand forbidden desires into an all-consuming inferno where it’s every woman for herself! The shocking reality of Japan’s secret prison system is exposed in Chain Gang Girls!

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Apr 17

Demon’s Room (1982) aka Akuma no heya

Yoshiko Sejima (Reiko Nakamura) gets a call from a man claiming to be from her husband’s company. He tells her that he will come to pick her up on behalf of her husband. It turns out that he’s a kidnapper and takes Yoshiko to a hotel, and proceeds to rape her. This man Fuji Nakatogawa (Johnny Okura) calls Yoshiko’s husband but doesn’t request a ransom. He’s just bent on humiliating Yoshiko to submission to be his sex slave.

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