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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 23 May 2016, 18:28
by Guro Taku
Happinet have put up the cover artwork for their August titles.

The 6 Blu-rays:

Love Letter ラブレター (1981), dir. Yoichi Higashi

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Pink Curtain ピンクのカーテン (1982), dir. Yasuaki Uegaki

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Red Light District: Gonna Get Out aka Street of Joy 赤線玉の井 ぬけられます (1974) dir. Tatsumi Kumashiro

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Afternoon Affair: Rear Window 昼下がりの情事 裏窓 (1972) dir. Shogoro Nishimura

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Lady Karuizawa 軽井沢夫人 (1982) dir. Akio Ido

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Wife's Sexual Fantasy: Before Husband's Eyes 妻たちの性体験 夫の眼の前で、今・・・ (1980) dir. Masaru Konuma

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And the 3 DVDs:

White & Wet Summer 白く濡れた夏 (1979), dir. Akira Kato

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Elder Sister’s Diary 姉日記 (1984) dir. Hiroyuki Nasu

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Musashino Lovers' Suicide 武蔵野心中 (1983) dir. Toshiyuki Shibata

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Is it just me or are these all just spectacularily ugly and/or boring? The only one of the August batch that doesn't actively try to convince me to cancel my order via ocular insult is the one for Kumashiro's Street of Joy and even in that case I'd have preferred the original poster art:

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Nikkatsu has, of course, a long tradition of terrible cover art. Even the VHS of their "Roman Series" were ugly as hell and the Geneon DVDs continued this trend. I guess Happinet is just keeping tradition at this point. Clearly I am spoiled by Toei and their catalogue releases, which usually go with the original poster art (with the occasional added nipple censorship) but who in their right mind thinks these things will convince anybody to part with their hard-earned cash?

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 24 May 2016, 02:50
by Marshall
It's not just you.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 24 May 2016, 03:42
by HungFist
Fully agreed. From the old Geneons, I remember a couple of Tanaka films and a few SM films had decent cover arts, but that was it.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 15 Jun 2016, 14:17
by HungFist
Happinet has now added artworks to their October releases. Unfortunately Amazon hasn't updated their pages yet, so only small pics
- http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/category/moviej

I still can't believe Red Violation is coming out! Easily one of my favourite Roman Porno films.
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I may have said this before, but the female star of Red Violation, Megumi Saki, is my favourite Roman Porno actress. She only appeared in two Roman Porno films, though. Red Violation was the first, and Rape Ceremony the second. She also seems to be in Wakamatsu's Pool Without Water. I'd really like to see that.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 15 Jun 2016, 19:21
by Guro Taku
I thought maybe Happinet paid attention and changed their ways but no, you just picked the only cover that I don't actively hate. :lol:

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 13:22
by HungFist
December artworks:

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Lucky me, the only good looking artwork is for the only film I have on pre-order (Rolling on the Road). Well, Love Hotel and Assault! Jack the Ripper are of course fine films, but I already have them on dvd. Wet Lust: 21 Strippers is pretty good too, saw it on 35mm a few years ago. Woods are Wet I haven't seen, and High School Girl's Diary just plain sucks.

+ Bigger version of Red Violation
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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 18:19
by Guro Taku
HungFist wrote:Woods are Wet I haven't seen

Fix that ASAP! It's an outstanding film and one of the best cinematic interpretations of the works of the Marquis de Sade! Also, Kumashiro trolling the Japanese censors via giant geometric black shapes is hilarious even if it is guaranteed to forever prevent the film from getting an official release in the West.

PS: Curious to see English titles on two of these last Happinet BDs.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 18:39
by HungFist
Rolling on the Road used that title also upon its DVD release (I always wanted to buy it, but it was impossible to afford). I'm happy they used that; a much better title than Oh Women! A Dirty Song. And, well, Assault! Jack the Ripper is a pretty damn cool title too!

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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 19:46
by Guro Taku
HungFist wrote:Happinet has now added artworks to their October releases. Unfortunately Amazon hasn't updated their pages yet, so only small pics
- http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/category/moviej


2016.10.04
Skin of Roses 団鬼六 薔薇の肉体
Nasty Diver 夜這い海女
New Eros Schedule Book: An Offering of Fine Skin 新・色暦大奥秘話 -やわ肌献上-
Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell 団鬼六 美教師地獄責め
Best of S&M aka Oniroku Dan Presents the Best of Nikkatsu SM 団鬼六監修 SM大全集
That’s Roman Porno: Smile of Goddesses ザッツ・ロマンポルノ 女神たちの微笑み
女高生(スケバン)SEX暴力
Zoom Up: Rape Site ズームアップ 暴行現場
Red Violation 赤い暴行


Here's the non-ant-sized versions of the October artworks:

Skin of Roses 団鬼六 薔薇の肉体
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Nasty Diver 夜這い海女
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New Eros Schedule Book: An Offering of Fine Skin 新・色暦大奥秘話 -やわ肌献上-
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Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell 団鬼六 美教師地獄責め
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Best of S&M aka Oniroku Dan Presents the Best of Nikkatsu SM 団鬼六監修 SM大全集
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That’s Roman Porno: Smile of Goddesses ザッツ・ロマンポルノ 女神たちの微笑み
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女高生(スケバン)SEX暴力
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Zoom Up: Rape Site ズームアップ 暴行現場
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Red Violation 赤い暴行
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I missed until now that New Eros Schedule Book: An Offering of Fine Skin 新・色暦大奥秘話 -やわ肌献上- stars Sally May. That should be interesting.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 01 Jul 2016, 01:00
by Marshall
That sukeban one (seventh one down) looks like a must-own for me.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 01 Jul 2016, 01:45
by Guro Taku
That's Sukeban: sex boryoku (1973), directed by Nobuaki Shirai. It stars Yuri Yamashina (Assault! Jack the Ripper), Yuko Katagiri (Zoom In: Rape Apartments) and Masumi Jun (Virgin Breaker Yuki).

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 01 Jul 2016, 09:25
by HungFist
Marshall wrote:That sukeban one (seventh one down) looks like a must-own for me.


Saw it a few years ago and didn't care much for it (then again, I've never cared for any of Nikkatsu Roman Porno Sukeban films).

Sukeban Sex Violence (Japan, 1973) [VoD] – 2/5
Nikkatsu was no stranger to girl gang movies, having pioneered the genre with the Stray Cat Rock series. This modest roman porno is a far cry from those films or Toei’s pinky violence films. It’s 70 minutes of sex, schoolgirl fights, rock music, and more sex. It should be a sound concept, but comes out far less exiting than you might hope. Like most other sukeban films made in the Roman Porno genre (e.g. Sukeban Mafia: Dirty Insult), the main cast lacks any credibility and merely looks like a bunch of sex film stars pretending to be bad girls. There's even a comedic fat sukeban girl who is bound to get on the viewer's nerves. The most outrageous exploitation element is actually found in the poster, which, despite giving the "correct" reading “Sukeban Sex Violence”, clearly states “High School Girl Sex Violence” in kanji characters. Two birds with one stone.

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I should have a few screencaps somewhere, let's see...
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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 01 Jul 2016, 09:42
by HungFist
Oh, and thanks for the covers Guro Taku. I was too lazy to post them myself.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 05 Jul 2016, 12:54
by Varrick
On July 25 Arrow Video will release (region 1 & 2) a boxset containing the 4 films for Female Prisoner Scorpion #701 series starring Meiko Kaji...

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/femaleprisonerscorpion/

(Wish they would release a similar boxset for the 7 films of the "Girl Boss" series and/or the 4 films of the" Terrifying Girls High School" series)

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 05 Aug 2016, 09:17
by Guro Taku
The Happinet BDs continue to be a bit of a mixed bag. While they are all an obvious improvement over any previously released DVDs, they clearly employed a bit of DNR and - most bafflingly to me - a number of the BDs are actually interlaced. For the first batch in April it was 2 out of 6 BDs that were interlaced, with the June batch it was only 1 out of 6 but with the August batch it's a whopping 4 out of 6!

Here's a list:

April:

The World of Geisha (1973) - 1080i
Secret Chronicle: She-Beast Market (1974) - 1080i
Sailor fuku shikijo shiiku (1982) - 1080p
Scent of a Spell (1985) - 1080p
Madam Scandal: Let Me Die For 10 Seconds (1982) - 1080p
Madam Scandal - Final Scandal: Madam Likes It Hard (1983) - 1080p

June:

Bathhouse 911: Jellyfish Bliss トルコ110番 悶絶くらげ - 1080p
Female Teacher In Rope Hell 団鬼六 女教師縄地獄 - 1080p
Rope Torture 団鬼六 縄責め - 1080p
Oryu’s Passion: Bondage Skin お柳情炎 縛り肌 - 1080i
Sometimes… Like a Prostitute 時には娼婦のように - 1080p
She Cat 女猫 - 1080p

August:

Pink Curtain ピンクのカーテン - 1080i
Love Letter ラブレター - 1080i
Red Light District: Gonna Get Out 赤線玉の井 ぬけられます - 1080i
Afternoon Affair: Rear Window 昼下がりの情事 裏窓 - 1080p
Wife’s Sexual Fantasy: Before Husband’s Eyes 妻たちの性体験 夫の眼の前で、今... - 1080i
Lady Karuizawa 軽井沢夫人 - 1080p

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 12 Aug 2016, 19:59
by Guro Taku
Guro Taku wrote:Norifumi Suzuki's STAR OF DAVID: HUNTING FOR BEAUTFUL GIRLS 堕靡泥の星 美少女狩り (1979) will get a Blu-ray release from Shock Entertainment in Germany. Supposedly their contract specifies that they will be the first to release the film in HD. No release date yet but I'd guess late 2016/early 2017.


Comes out September 15th. German subs only.

As usual with German releases, there's a number of different covers to choose from:

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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 20 Aug 2016, 17:50
by Marshall
Finally found a pre-order link for this. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BBBN-3070 Trying to keep my expectations very low.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 15:27
by Varrick
Marshall wrote:Finally found a pre-order link for this. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BBBN-3070 Trying to keep my expectations very low.


the page is empty

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 15:56
by HungFist
Varrick wrote:
Marshall wrote:Finally found a pre-order link for this. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BBBN-3070 Trying to keep my expectations very low.


the page is empty


It seem that CDJapan has stopped delivering Roman Porno titles abroad. They've all been removed from the site. They are, however, still up on their Japanese site Neowing

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 16:53
by Marshall
Weird and disappointing. I got an order confirmation and haven't received a cancellation notice. But the page is blank for me too now.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 19:12
by Guro Taku
I have the entire October batch on order and so far haven't received a cancellation notice either. Guess I'm done shopping at CDJapan after 15 years. Amazon (who have had the "we don't ship porn to foreigners" policy for many years) is consistently cheaper, especially with pre-orders, and if I have to go through a Japanese middle-man company to get my stuff I'll make damn sure I make up for the extra expense somewhere else.

Here's something CD Japan put up on their site:

Acknowledgement: unavailable items

We are sorry to inform you: due to unforeseen circumstances we are currently taking down a part of our listings from CDJapan indefinitely. We are sorry for any inconveniences that might have caused you, and thank you for your support.


That's very vague and doesn't even state which items are affected. It does make it sound like this wasn't their decision. I have no idea what the Japanese laws are like regarding this kind of thing or if there has been a recent change.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 03 Sep 2016, 08:04
by Guro Taku
Synapse are still releasing pink films once in a while:

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This one's coming out November 8th. It's funny/frustrating that they're still slowly working their way through the 27 titles of their first license batch - which they announced in 2009! At this rate they won't get around to the titles of the second batch (announced a mere 2 years ago) before 2020.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 16:00
by Guro Taku
HungFist wrote:
Varrick wrote:
Marshall wrote:Finally found a pre-order link for this. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BBBN-3070 Trying to keep my expectations very low.


the page is empty


It seem that CDJapan has stopped delivering Roman Porno titles abroad. They've all been removed from the site. They are, however, still up on their Japanese site Neowing

The issue seems to be resolved. Every Roman Porno title I checked is available again.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 16:13
by HungFist
Guro Taku wrote:
HungFist wrote:
Varrick wrote:
Marshall wrote:Finally found a pre-order link for this. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BBBN-3070 Trying to keep my expectations very low.


the page is empty


It seem that CDJapan has stopped delivering Roman Porno titles abroad. They've all been removed from the site. They are, however, still up on their Japanese site Neowing

The issue seems to be resolved. Every Roman Porno title I checked is available again.


That's good to know. Thanks.

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 02:08
by Marshall
Guro Taku wrote:
HungFist wrote:
Varrick wrote:
Marshall wrote:Finally found a pre-order link for this. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BBBN-3070 Trying to keep my expectations very low.


the page is empty


It seem that CDJapan has stopped delivering Roman Porno titles abroad. They've all been removed from the site. They are, however, still up on their Japanese site Neowing

The issue seems to be resolved. Every Roman Porno title I checked is available again.


Phew!