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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by HungFist » 05 Dec 2011, 12:58

Toei has announced two yakuza movies for April

女渡世人 (Onna toseinin) (1971)
Dir: Shigero Ozawa
Cast: Junko Fuji, Koji Tsuruta
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403382/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=814404

女渡世人 おたの申します (Onna toseinin: o tanomu shimasu) (1971)
Dir: Kosaku Yamashita
Cast: Junko Fuji, Bunta Sugawara
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978681/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=814405

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Unread post by Marshall » 17 Dec 2011, 16:27

Kurotogaki now offers subtitled boots of SUKEBAN 6 and 7. I bought the Toei R2 DVDs a year or so ago and am very excited to finally seem them translated. 7, in particular, I really enjoy. Hopefully they will move on to fansubbing the TERRIFYING GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL series next.

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by HungFist » 23 Dec 2011, 12:31

Marshall wrote: Dear Nikkatsu,

Please release the GIRLS' JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL trilogy with Junko Natsu, for fuck's sake.

Sincerely,

Marshall Crist

(age 44)
Dear Marshall,

we're sorry it took us so long. You'll be pleased to find out we're finally releasing the trilogy (via Happinet) on dvd in April 3, 2012, for fuck's sake.

Sincerely,

Nikkatsu

(age 100)

GIRL'S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: BAD HABIT (女子学園 悪い遊び) (1970)
Director: Ezaki Mio
Cast: Junko Natsu, Rumi Goto.

GIRL'S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: TROUBLE AT GRADUATION (女子学園 ヤバい卒業) (1970)
Director: Yukihiro Sawada
Cast: Junko Natsu, Ruoko Ikedo

GIRL'S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: TOO YOUNG TO PLAY LIKE THIS (女子学園 おとなの遊び) (1971)
Director: Akira Kato
Cast: Junko Natsu, Rumi Goto

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The DVD's come with
- 4 page booklet
- Trailer
- "Junko Natsu Special in View" (Japangrish) (夏純子スペシャルインビュー(音声とスチール写真)) (stills with audio)

Also available in a box set with
- 24 page photobook

- http://www.happinetonline.com/NASApp/mn ... 7953047471
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=818038

The same day also sees the low priced (2,267 / 2,380) re-releases of the Stray Cat Rock films, so if someone hasn't picked them up yet, or somehow ended up with bootlegs, here's an opportunity to redeem yourself.

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by Marshall » 23 Dec 2011, 16:51

Sweet Baby Jesus! Thank you, HungFist--I mean "Nikkatsu." Is it safe to say that other online shops will offer these? Does Amazon Japan ship to the US? I will MOST CERTAINLY buy these.

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Unread post by HungFist » 23 Dec 2011, 19:27

I'm sure they'll be available via the usual suspects... CDJapan, Yesasia... Amazon (probably) does ship to US, but it's courier only, so shipping cost a fortune if you're outside Japan. I recommend cdjapan or yesasia.

These were just announced, so they're not necessarily listed everywhere yet.

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by Marshall » 23 Dec 2011, 21:40

This pretty much wraps up my Japanese exploitation want list (until I find out about more buried treasure) although I am still smarting over the cancellation of BANKAKU ROCK. Was there ever a VHS release? Surely some enterprising young go-getter would like to download this film and sell me a burnt disc. The other major title for me is COLLEGE GIRL'S SECRET: PREGNANCY AND ABORTION with Yukie Kagawa.

Seems like I heard rumors of a few rival studios' stabs at pinky violence, not unlike Toho and their Rika series. I'm sure there are a couple of stragglers out there that have not hit my radar yet.

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I'm curious about these films. Also the director of this one did MINI SKIRT LYNCHERS (with Meiko Kaji,) a film I am dying to see.

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by HungFist » 04 Jan 2012, 15:44

Toei May

男組 (Otoko gumi) (1975)
Director: Makoto Naito
Cast: Masato Hoshi, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Hideo Murota

ビューティ・ペア 真赤な青春 (1977)
Director: Makoto Naito
Cast: Jackie Sato, Maki Ueda
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=818017

十代 恵子の場合(1979)
Director: Makoto Naito
Cast: Aiko Morishita, Yoichi Miura
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=146615

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Great to see more Aiko Morishita coming to dvd. She was a great beauty.

Here's a fansite:
http://miwako-f.web.infoseek.co.jp/actr ... ishita.htm

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

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HungFist wrote: Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (Japan, 1963) – 4/5
Private detective infiltrates yakuza gang in Seijun Suzuki’s super-hip gangster movie. The jazz-tuned film mixes strong colors, femme fatales, sports cars and men with machine guns to a maximum pop cinema effect. Joe Shishido and the ridiculously beautiful Reiko Sasamori star. Pure coolness on film!
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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by Marshall » 02 Feb 2012, 00:46

Had a difficult time of it, but finally found the GIRLS' JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL films and boxed set up for pre-order at Yesasia. Was wondering if anyone knew whether they would charge me immediately when I order it, or wait until it ships. The latter is industry standard, but there are a few crapweasels out there.

Edit: Rooted around and got the answer--they bill at time of shipping. Ordered.

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In June Toei will release the first three (of the five) Nihon jokyo-den film. Nihon jokyo-den was a sort of sister series for Nihon kyokaku-den.

日本女侠伝 侠客芸者 (Nihon jokyo-den: kyokaku geisha) (Samurai Geisha) (1969)
Director: Kosaku Yamashita
Cast: Junko Fuji, Ken Takakura, Tomisaburo Wakayama
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064731/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=822442

日本女侠伝 真赤な度胸花 (Nihon jokyo-den: makka na dokyo-bana) (Brave Red Flower of the North) (1970)
Director: Yasuo Furuhata
Cast: Junko Fuji, Ken Takakura, Bin Amatsu
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066148/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=822443

(日本女侠伝 鉄火芸者) (Nihon jokyo-den: tekka geisha) (Flint Geisha) (1970)
Director: Kosaku Yamashita
Cast: Junko Fuji, Bunta Sugawara
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=822444
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063353/

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

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also sometime this year
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HungFist wrote: GIRL'S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: BAD HABIT (女子学園 悪い遊び) (1970)
Director: Ezaki Mio
Cast: Junko Natsu, Rumi Goto.

GIRL'S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: TROUBLE AT GRADUATION (女子学園 ヤバい卒業) (1970)
Director: Yukihiro Sawada
Cast: Junko Natsu, Ruoko Ikedo

GIRL'S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: TOO YOUNG TO PLAY LIKE THIS (女子学園 おとなの遊び) (1971)
Director: Akira Kato
Cast: Junko Natsu, Rumi Goto

The DVD's come with
- 4 page booklet
- Trailer
- "Junko Natsu Special in View" (Japangrish) (夏純子スペシャルインビュー(音声とスチール写真)) (stills with audio)

Also available in a box set with
- 24 page photobook
Here's Nikkatsu's site for the Girl's Junior High School dvds:
http://www.nikkatsu.com/package/100clas ... oshigakuen

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Unread post by Marshall » 03 Mar 2012, 22:03

Thnaks for the link! It was great to see that little video promo for the GJHS series. Exactly what I was expecting. Can't wait.

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Toei July

暗黒街最後の日 (Ankoku-gai saigo no hi) (Hell's Kitchen) (1962)
Dir: Umetsugu Inoue
Cast: Ken Takakura, Tetsuro Tamba, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hideo Murota
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=829358
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055752/

暗黒街最大の決斗 (Ankokugai saidai no kettou) (1963)
Dir: Umetsugu Inoue
Cast: Koji Tsurata, Ken Takakura, Tatsuo Umemiya
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=829359
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0228017/

暗黒街大通り (Ankokugai odori) (1964)
Dir: Umetsugu Inoue
Cast: Ken Takakura, Tatsuo Umemiya
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=829360
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0228016/

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Stuff that I missed before

One title added to May Toei releases
HungFist wrote: 男組 (Otoko gumi) (1975)
Director: Makoto Naito
Cast: Masato Hoshi, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Hideo Murota

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Toei January
This month I originally skipped... so let me give you just a very brief summary. Tatsumi Kumashiro horror + three 80's and 90's drama films by other directors.

霧の子午線 (1996)
- http://www.toei-video.co.jp/data/hs/vca ... 03458.html

東雲楼 女の乱 (1994)
- http://www.toei-video.co.jp/data/hs/vca ... 03456.html

生きてるうちが花なのよ 死んだらそれまでよ党宣言 (1985)
- http://www.toei-video.co.jp/data/hs/vca ... 08045.html

地獄 (Jigoku) (The Inferno) (1979)
Dir: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Cast: Mieko Harada, Kunie Tanaka, Renji Ishibashi
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=86071
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0202931/

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Toei March

白昼の死角 (Hakuchyu no shikaku) (1979)
Dir: Tooru Murakawa
Cast: Isao Natsuyagi, Sonny Chiba, Tetsuro Tamba, Mikio Narita
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079262/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=146675

悪魔が来りて笛を吹く (Akuma ga kitarite fue o fuku) (1979)
Dir: Kosei Saito
Cast: Toshiyuki Nishida, Isao Natsuyagi, Tatsuo Umemiya
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224596/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=810931

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by Marshall » 31 Mar 2012, 19:44

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The DVD's come with
- 4 page booklet
- Trailer
- "Junko Natsu Special in View" (Japangrish) (夏純子スペシャルインビュー(音声とスチール写真)) (stills with audio)

Also available in a box set with
- 24 page photobook

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Unread post by HungFist » 04 Apr 2012, 13:04

Marshall wrote: Got a shipping notification!
Saw this in a shop today... and Torn Priestess... Gotta save money for now, though.

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Unread post by Marshall » 05 Apr 2012, 02:04

Wow, imagine a world where you could walk into a store and see this on the shelf. American retailers would never carry anything like this anymore.

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

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HungFist wrote:
HungFist wrote:This is gonna make someone seriously happy.

In February Toei will be releasing four films by Yuji Makiguchi

戦後猟奇犯罪史 (Sengo Ryôki Hanzaishi) (Bizarre Crimes of Post-War Japan) (1976)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807185

徳川女刑罰絵巻 牛裂きの刑 (Tokugawa onna keibatsu-emaki: Ushi-zaki no kei) (Shogun's Sadism) (1976)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807186

毒婦お伝と首切り浅 (Dokufu Oden to Hitokiri Asa) (Decapitation of an Evil Woman) (1977)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807187

女獄門帖 引き裂かれた尼僧 (Onna gokumon chou: hikisakareta nisou) (Torn Priestess) (1977)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807188
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I enjoyed TORN PRIESTESS; Toei dvd is impressive. SADISM I like. But DECAPITATION and CRIMES both look good. Anyone seen these two yet?

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HungFist wrote:If you're close to Tokyo, you have a chance to see 30 Teruo Ishii films theatrically. And if you're not close to Tokyo, then now is the time to start thinking how to change that.

Celebrating the release of the new documentary film Ishii Teruo: Eiga Tamashi, Cinema Vera will screen 30 of Ishii's movies June 31-September 3. The selection includes many of his early films (scifi, noir), seminal pinky violence works, and some 1990's movies.

A little bit disappointed with the selection to be honest (I was hoping for more unreleased 70's gems) but there's a lot of great stuff there. May drop by for a few days if I get a chance.

http://www.cinemavera.com/schedule.html

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Hung Fist, did you see the Ishii doco? What did you think?

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Unread post by HungFist » 07 Apr 2012, 03:13

I didn't see the Ishii doc yet.

Shogun's Sadism I've seen a long time ago from the Japan Shock dvd... might revisit it on Toei dvd some day.

Bizarre Crimes of Post-War Japan is disappointing... it's much like Ishii's Love & Crime, a "true accounting" of various real life crimes but with less memorable execution, not all that much exploitation, and an irritating narration by the hysteric pop star Pinko Izumi. The most interesting part is to see Hideo Murota play the same character Ken Ogata played in Vengeance is Mine a few years later...

The other two I haven't seen, but I might rent them if I can find them... need to invest a bit more on viewing equipment first, though.

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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by HungFist » 10 Apr 2012, 14:53

Toei June Low Priced:
http://www.toei-video.co.jp/priceoff12th/index.html

All kinds of cool stuff (that you probably already own some of), like

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