Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

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20 Jun 2019, 15:26
HPBN-147 Secret Book: Sleeve and Sleeve (秘本 袖と袖) (1974) dir. Akira Kato

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Secret Book: Sleeve and Sleeve (秘本 袖と袖) (Japan, 1974) [DVD] - 2.5/5
Passable erotic period melodrama (set in Meiji 27/1894) from director Akira Kato and based on the novel by Fuyo Oguri. Morio Kazama stars as writer and ladies-man Yonosuke, who gives inept English lessons (using Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet) and, one rainy night, is ushered into a lonely woman's house. Her husband is at the front in the war with Russia and, as our hero will soon discover, she's wearing a chastitity belt... But don't expect the ribald, comedic tone found in some of Nikkatsu's other erotic period pieces. This is, for the most part, a rather serious melodrama, just with a bunch of sex. The acting is fine and Kato directs the film as competently as expected but ultimately there isn't anything particularly memorable about it.

Hitomi Kozue getting an English lesson:
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Tuberculosis sucks!
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This guy, playing an Englishman called Dr. Lawrence, is credited as ブルウス・ベアーエン. I can figure out Bruce but I'll be buttfucked if I know what that last name is supposed to translate to!
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Great to get reviews AND screencaps of the new releases!

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I meant to post this before but didn't get around to doing it until now.

Lusty Discipline in Uniform (セーラー服色情飼育) (Japan, 1982) [VoD] – 3/5
Middle aged, well dressed professor has a crush on a cute high school girl, starts harassing her with obscene phone calls. And he's the film's hero! At first a positively ridiculous piece of Japanese pop culture - surely no other country could produce films like this - but it's only so far till you start feeling bad for the victim, and become disgusted by the filthy bastard of a protagonist. But then, what do you expect from a film written by Gaira Komizu! He wins you over again by the end. Kazumi Kawai, an insanely pretty young actress in her film debut role, plays the stalking interest. This was her first and only foray into Roman Porno, which has further elevated the film's status. She went on to act on TV and films, including Chusei Sone's Blow the Night (1983), before taking her own life by jumping off a building in 1997 at the age of 32. Title is a bit of a misnomer btw, there's little lust under this girl's uniform, and Kawai does little more than topless nudity as contractually stated. The film remains one of Nikkatsu’s most popular titles, having been released theatrically multiple times, as well as on VHS, DVD (4 times!) and BD!

The caps below are from an ancient VoD, for HD Kazumi get the BD!

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Our hero, who was also in Girl and the Wooden Horse Torture
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I have to admit I'm completely smitten over her, something that rarely happens with RP actresses
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There was a very good comment from Goro Taku in the other thread, let me copy-paste it here as well.
Guro Taku wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 10:26
It's been a while since I watched this but what I found most disturbing about it was that I felt that the script was written with a girl much younger than the lead actress in mind. The way she talked and her overall naiveté didn't seem to make sense for someone the lead actress' age. Maybe that was just me but considering some of the other stuff that Nikkatsu was putting out in the early 80ies, I wouldn't be that surprised.
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18 Nov 2019, 12:23
I didn't think about that before, but now that you mention it, yeah, maybe. The scenes between her and her mother are certainly in favor of your argument.

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I wrote a few posts regarding Nikkatsu censorship in a Facebook group, let me copy-paste them here as well. Most of the content has been discussed here before over the years but maybe this post serves as a quick summary.

Nikkatsu Censorship: Part 1

Some of you may be aware of the censorship case regarding actress Machiko Otani (大谷麻知子). Several years ago Nikkatsu pulled all her movies from distribution and ceased sales. Amazon JP listings of old VHS cassettes featuring her have been removed. Several Japanese movie databases (Allcinema, Movie Walker) have removed her name from movie credit lists. All movie director retrospectives held in Tokyo in the last 7 years or so (Noboru Tanaka, Chusei Sone x 2, Kichitaro Negishi) have omitted films Otani is in. Synapse said they tried licensing the Angel Guts series but Nikkatsu wouldn’t sell the 1stfilm because of an actress who appears in it.

The reasons behind this case are not clear to me. If anyone knows, please clue me in. The only piece of info I can find is this Japanese language message board post from 2013, where someone claims he/she saw a message from Otani's family member "about 7 years ago" saying "Otani died deeply regretting her film career".

7年程前、ネット上で遺族の方から「大谷は数年前に亡くなり、芸能活動を大変悔やんでいました」との内容の投稿がありました。ご冥福をお祈りします. https://r18theater.info/board/yyregi.cgi?room=roman...

If that is correct, it would appear her family has requested Nikkatsu to pull her films from distribution. However, I cannot find any confirmation for the claims above, nor for her death.

She had a very short career lasting only about 6 months, during which she appeared in films by several notable directors, e.g. Angel Guts: High School Co-ed (Sone, 1978), Pink Salon: Five Lewd Women (Tanaka, 1978) and High School Girl (Negishi, 1979).

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Nikkatsu Censorship: Part 2

Sometime in the 80s the pink film industry agreed to stop exploiting high school girls in pink film advertising. This resulted in many old films being re-titled. Sometimes the results were… ironic. In many titles ”high school girls” (女子高生 or 女高生) became “school girls” (女子校生 or 女校生). Is that any better? The funniest part is that "high school girl” (joshikôsei / jokôsei) and “school girl” (joshikôsei / jokôsei) have the exact same pronunciation. They just replaced the “high” (kô) kanji with the school (kô) kanji. You can see this for example with Angel Guts: High School Co-ed (1978) where the poster spells “High School Girl” (女高生 天使のはらわた) but for the VHS cover it was changed to “School Girl” (女校生 天使のはらわた.

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There were other name changes as well. For example “Sailor suits” (セーラー服 / Sêrâ-fuku) became “uniforms” (制服 / seifuku). e.g. Young Girls' Holding Cell (セーラー服鑑別所 or 制服鑑別所) (1982).

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It seems the censorship has since loosened since many of Nikkatsu’s Japanese DVD and BD releases have reverted back to the original titles e.g. Lusty Discipline in Uniform (1982) which went from the original theatrical “Sailor Suit” (Sêrâ-fuku shikijô shiiku / セーラー服 色情飼育) to the theatrical re-release “Uniform” (Seifuku shikijô shiiku / 制服色情飼育) and finally back to “Sailor Suit” (Sêrâ-fuku shikijô shiiku / (セーラー服 色情飼育) for its DVD and BD releases.

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Guro Taku wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 15:26
Koichiro Uno's Wet and Riding (宇能鴻一郎の濡れて騎る) (1982) dir. Junichi Suzuki

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Koichiro Uno's Wet and Riding (宇能鴻一郎の濡れて騎る) (Japan, 1982) [BD] - 2/5
Koichiro Uno was that other writer of erotic novels that Nikkatsu used as the basis for many of their films. He didn't get nearly as many adaptations as Oniroku Dan, though. One thing all his works have in common is a female narrator and this gets carried over into the film versions as well. Here we get Junko Asahina as bored housewife Yoko telling us about her sexual fantasies and her husband's libidinal shortcomings until a condom salesman gives her a demonstration of his wares and a liberated female friend gets her involved in the partner-swapping lifestyle. It is all ... slightly amusing, I guess. Nobutaka Masutomi in a ridiculous get-up is the best thing about it in his two short scenes as a perverted jazz dance instructor (!) who fingerbangs his students to teach them how to relax.

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HungFist wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 06:29
Girl and the Wooden Horse Torture (Japan, 1982) [VoD] - 3.5/5

This popped up on Japanese streaming site U-Next.
Luckily, the new HD remaster is also on amazon now. I second the rating. Would be interesting to find out how much Ishii changed the source novel because things really are a bit more interesting than in your average Oniroku Dan bondage/enema (don't worry, there's explosive diarrhea in this as well) epics. I mean, he definitely changed the names to his usual Nami/Muraki dynamics, right?

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A couple of Reiko Oshida stills and photos!

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