Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

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Unread postby HungFist » 08 Apr 2008, 14:01

Hana to hebi: Shiiku hen (1986)

First, the big surprise; Shiiku hen features approximately two minutes of full blooded character developement. It may not be much, but I assure you, it’s a rare treat in a Nikkatsu sm flick. Otherwise Shiiku hen, which doesn’t seem to have an english language title due to the fact that writer / bootlegger and overseas information bank Thomas Weisser failed to notice its existense, is a standard effort. The lack of new ideas is obvious, and the boring warehouse setting doesn’t help either. There’s only one memorable scene, plus a soundtrack that has a tiny bit of attempt. Neither are major merits.

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Unread postby HungFist » 08 Apr 2008, 14:07

Hana to hebi: Hakui nawa dorei (1986)

This movie had potential. Rope maniac dentist targets Ran Masaki. You’d think even a lesser director would be able to deliver a decent exploitationer from those ingredients. But not Shogoro Nishimura. The film is strangely unpassionate and doesn’t even have a good offensive swing. That is perhaps also a relief, but also surprising considering some the director’s earlier gross out achievements. But, the dentist theme is still something, and the film’s got a tiny bit of good 80s vibe. The opening credits use the kick ass music from Hebi to muchi (also 1986) but to much lesser effect.

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Unread postby HungFist » 08 Apr 2008, 14:16

Hana to hebi: Kyukyoku nawa chokyo (1987)

Ultimate Rope Discipline is the final instalment in the 80s Hana to hebi series, and for the most part it’s just what you’d expect; a mixture of boring and unexciting. However, this time I can’t help myself. The last scene is such a great, mean sprited bravura of immoral movie making that it alone deserves this film a viewing. Other highlights come in form of an under-used but impressively threatening and moody soundtrack. Occasionally the director (Masayuki Asao) also shows some eye for visuals. Such a shame the rest of the film doesn’t rise too far above the low genre standards. Still, easily the most watchable film in the series.

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Unread postby HungFist » 15 Apr 2008, 22:01

Pleasure Campus: Secret Games (Kairaku Gakuen: Kinjirareta Asobi) (1980)

Tatsumi Kumashiro impressed me with the excellent Painful Bliss: Final Twist, but here he doesn’t quite hit the target. Pleasure Campus is a hyper active high school slapstick rape comedy. It’s based on manga, and you can see it (the characters for example are more like from a cartoon than anything usually shot in live action). Kumashiro also uses constant shaky, handheld camera and lots of jump cuts. In the beginning the film feels hilarious and outrageous – utterly offensive, too – but later the endless yelling gets a bit boring. Moving the story out from the school surroundings after the first third is bad move, too. The ending is quite good, however. At 64 min the film is a good one time watch, but nothing too special.

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Unread postby HungFist » 15 Apr 2008, 22:06

Ichijo's Wet Lust (Ichijo Sayuri: Nureta Yokujo) (1972)

Ichijo's Wet Lust earned director Kumashiro the Kinema Junpo prize. The film is a somewhat character driven slice of life story of a stripper, with the real life artist Ichijo Sayuri as herself in a supporting role. The problem is that miss Sayuri is actually more interesting than any of the main film’s characters. Her Red Peony Gambler stage show is worth seeing. As a whole the pic is not badly made, in fact it doesn’t fail majorly on any area. But, where’s the catch? The main characters are rather unlikable and although it’s obvious Kumashiro is aiming at realism it doesn’t make the film much more captivating. The cinematography is pretty nice, though. I also have a strange feeling I might enjoy this more on a second viewing. So, take my comments with a reservation and keep in mind that this this is indeed a highly praised movie.

Nikkatsu has decided to honor this film with some extras. Included are Filmographies, Original Trailer, Photo Gallery, Behind the Scenes pictures and Pictures of Sayuri Ichijo. The transfer is excellent, too. Cinemalta will be releasing this film in France later this year (in their Kumashiro double pack).

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Unread postby HungFist » 15 Apr 2008, 22:14

Here's a little peek at what kind of extras you'll find on the Ichijo disc. Aside from the trailer they are just stills, but fans can certainly appriciate them. Behind the scenes footage and pictures are very rare when it comes to Nikkatsu's roman movies.

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Unread postby HungFist » 15 Apr 2008, 22:20

The day is here (in August). Toei is God.

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In case you don't get it: That's Delinquent Girl Boss 1-4 + Sukeban 1-2.

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Unread postby HungFist » 24 Apr 2008, 18:32

Basic infos for the upcoming Toei films

Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams (1970) (review)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Junko Miyazono, Yukie Kagawa, Nobuo Kaneko, Tatsuo Umemiya

Delinquent Girl Boss: Tokyo Drifters (1970)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Tsunehiko Watase, Yukie Kagawa, Masumi Tachibana

Delinquent Girl Boss: Ballad of Yokohama Hoods (1971)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Yukie Kagawa, Hayato Tani, Asao Koike

Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless To Confess (1971) (review)
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Reiko Oshida, Yumiko Katayama, Yukie Kagawa, Tsunehiko Watase, Nobuo Kaneko

Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee’s Counter Attack (1971)
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
Cast: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Yukie Kagawa, Rena Ichinose

Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee’s Challenge (1972)
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
Cast: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Yayoi Watanabe, Asao Koike

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Unread postby HungFist » 24 Apr 2008, 18:38

Seems like a good time to post some Reiko Oshida stuff

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Unread postby Classique » 25 Apr 2008, 16:17

Reika was just criminally cute.

The August lineup is sick.

Hopefully Exploitation Digital or Discotek nabs a few of those.


Which Fury Bancho is that vhs coverart piece from?

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Unread postby HungFist » 25 Apr 2008, 16:48

Classique wrote:Reika was just criminally cute.


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Classique wrote:Hopefully Exploitation Digital or Discotek nabs a few of those.


I don't know if it's very profitable anymore. They would lose the japanese customers and other people who are getting the Toei discs. But of course I wish they would release them.

Btw, subs for the first Sukeban film are available, and in my possession.

Classique wrote:Which Fury Bancho is that vhs coverart piece from?


No 10, 不良番長 口から出まかせ (1970) (1970)

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 Apr 2008, 11:29

Half of Toei’s pinky violence movies are still not available on dvd. These include well know films by directors like Ishii and Suzuki, but also films that are practically unknown in the west. I’ll try to list some of them (more posts to come)

三匹の牝蜂 (1970)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1970/ct001510.htm
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/molmot/20070903/p1
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19290

This film is directed by Motohiro Torii, who may be better known as screenwriter. He participated in writing Red Peony Gambler 3 and The Street Fighter, among others. The film stars Reiko Ohara, Junko Natsu, Tsunehiko Watase, Nobuo Kaneko and Asao Koike

The next two films are directed by Makoto Naito, who also did 13 Steps (get it on dvd already, Toei!) with Etsuko Shihomi, and several Furyo Bancho movies.

地獄の天使 紅い爆音 (1977)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1977/da003020.htm
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=18745
http://douga.nifty.com/cs/catalog/douga ... 9001_2.htm

番格ロック (Bankaku rokku) (1973)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1973/cw002930.htm
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19979
http://blog.livedoor.jp/n_tko/archives/50829156.html
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/langberg/e/60e24c ... 93b92cf478

Bankaku rokku stars Emiko Yamauchi, Naoya Makoto, Hideo Murota, Takashi Shikauchi and Yumiko Katayama. Romanization for the 1977 film would be Jigoku no tenshi: akai bakuon (could be wrong), and it stars Aiko Morishita, Katsuhiro Fukuda, Masanori Machida, Tatsuya Kameyama and Tadashi Naruse

くの一忍法 観音開き (Kunoichi Ninpo: Kannon Biraki) (1976)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1976/cz000410.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/film/100650,Female-Ninjas
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=18475

Aka Female Ninjas: In Bed With the Enemy. Directed by Takayuki Miyagawa. Starring Maki Tachibana, Megumi Hori, Keiko Kinugasa, Maki Karusoru and Jiro Okazaki

狂走セックス族 (Boso sekkusu-zoku) (1973)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1973/cw001170.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/film/112023,B%C3%B4s ... kkusu-zoku
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19920
http://www.otona-eiga.jp/contents/00000036.php

Directed by Takayuki Miyagawa and written by Norifumi Suzuki and Masahiro Kakefuda. Stars Tsunehiko Watase, Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Takashi Shirai, Hiroko Isayama and Yoko Mihara
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A quick look at pinky violence movies still waiting to be released on dvd: Part 2

女囚やくざ (Josuke yakuza) (1974)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1974/cx000490.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/view.php?page=film_detail&fid=127242
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=18199

Directed by Masahide Shinozuka and starring Reiko Ike, Tsunehiko Watase, Yoko Horikoshi, Kyoko Naito and Yuriko Mishima.

忘八武士道 さ無頼 (Bohachi bushidô: sa burai) (1974)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1974/cx000260.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/film/101369,Bohachi- ... r-Villainy
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=18179

Aka Bohachi Code of Honor: Villainy aka Saburai – The Way of the Bohachi. This is a sequel to Teruo Ishii’s Porno jidaigeki – Bohachi bushido. Directed by Takashi Harada and stars Goro Ibuki, Reiko Ike, Emi Jo, Miki Nakai and Bin Amatsu. Toei has released this on vhs, but not dvd.

毒婦お伝と首切り浅 (Dokufu oden kubikiri asa) (1977)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1977/da000080.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/film/101835,Dokufu-oden-kubikiri-asa

aka Decapitation of an Evil Woman. By Yuuji Makiguchi (if Shogun’s Sadism is anything to go by, this is gonna be very splat splat).
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A quick look at pinky violence movies still waiting to be released on dvd: Part 3 – Seifuku Heaven

恐怖女子高校 女暴力教室 (Kyôfu joshikôkô: onna bôryoku kyôshitsu) (1972)
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http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19796
http://www.ofdb.de/film/126651,Terrifyi ... -Classroom
http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1972/cv002840.htm

Aka Terrifying Girls’ High School – Women’s Violent Classroom. Directed by Norifumi Suzuki and starring Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Rika Sudo, Ema Ryoko, Nobuo Kaneko and Rena Ichinose. This is the first part in the series

恐怖女子高校 不良悶絶グループ (Kyôfu joshikôkô: furyô monzetsu gurûpu) (1973)
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http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19971
http://www.ofdb.de/film/126648,Terrifyi ... sion-Group
http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1973/cw002770.htm

Aka Terrifying Girls' High School - Delinquent Convulsion Group. Starring Reiko Ike, Yuko Kano, Hiroshi Nawa, Yoko Mihara, Ema Ryoko, Rie Saotome, Tatsuo Endo and Rena Ichinose. Directed by Masahiro Shimura. Third film in the series.

恐怖女子高校 アニマル同級生 (Kyôfu joshikôkô: animal dôkyôsei) (1973)
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http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=20020
http://www.ofdb.de/film/126649,Terrifyi ... al-Courage
http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1973/cw003660.htm

Aka Terrifying Girls' High School – Animal Courage. Starring Reiko Ike, Nobuo Kaneko, Ema Ryoko, Rie Saotome and Emi Shiro. Directed by Masahiro Shimura. Fourth (final) film in the series.

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 Apr 2008, 12:00

A quick look at pinky violence movies still waiting to be released on dvd: Part 4 – Teruo Ishii’s Strange Love

残酷異常虐待物語 元禄女系図 (Zankoku ijô gyakutai monogatari: Genroku onna keizu) (1969)
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http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=22606
http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1969/cs000030.htm

Aka Orgies of Edo. Starring Asao Koike, Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Yukie Kagawa and Tatsumi Hijikata

異常性愛記録 ハレンチ (Ijo seai kiroku, harenchi) (1969)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1969/cs000540.htm
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=22624

Starring Asao Koike, Teruo Yoshida, Yumiko Katayama, Eiji Wakasuki and Masumi Tachibana.

緋ぢりめん博徒 (Hidirimen bakuto) (1972)
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http://www.ofdb.de/film/101966,Hidirimen-bakuto
http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1972/cv003450.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142367/

Aka The Red Silk Gambler. Directed by Teruo Ishii and based on the novel by Oniroku Dan (whoa!). Stars Eiko Nakamura, Sanae Tsuchida, Reiko Ike, Asao Koike, Bunta Sugawara and Hiroko Fuji.
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Unread postby HungFist » 30 Apr 2008, 12:13

A quick look at pinky violence movies still waiting to be released on dvd: Part 5 - Hot Springs Special Service

温泉あんま芸者 (Onsen anma geisha) (1968)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1968/cr001560.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/film/125054,Onsen-anma-geisha
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=22455

Aka Hot Springs Massage Geisha. Starring Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Yukie Kagawa, Yoko Mihara. Directed by Teruo Ishii

温泉こんにゃく芸者 (Onsen konnyaku geisha) (1970)
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http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19328
http://www.ofdb.de/film/101500,Hot-Spri ... ued-Geisha
http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1970/ct002110.htm

Aka Hot Springs Devil-Tongue Geisha. Stars Ichiro Araki, Asao Koike, Hosei Komatsu, Miwako Onaya and Taiji Tonoyama. Directed by Sadao Nakajima.

温泉みみず芸者 (Onsen mimizu geisha) (1971)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/person/p0377040.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/film/101354,Onsen-mimizu-geisha
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19554

Aka Hot Springs Mimizu Geisha. With Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike and Asao Koike. Third in the series. Directed by Norifumi Suzuki.

温泉スッポン芸者 (Onsen suppon geisha) (1972)
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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1972/cv002000.htm
http://www.ofdb.de/film/101356,Onsen-suppon-geisha
http://www.walkerplus.com/movie/kinejun ... h&id=19740

Aka Hot Springs Kiss Geisha, with Miki Sugimoto, Yoko Mihara, Nobuo Kaneko and Ema Ryoko. Directed by Norifumi Suzuki. Fourth (final) in the series.

And finally, unrelated to the Onsen geisha series:

驚異のドキュメント 日本浴場物語 (Nippon yokujo monogatari) (1971)
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203741/
http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1971/cu000050.htm

Aka Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths. Directed by Sadao Nakajima
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Unread postby HungFist » 05 May 2008, 21:59

Discotek's Bohachi Bushido has been delayed a few times, but it seem like the disc is now available from their website. Other retailers mention 20.5 as the release date.

So, everybody who doesn't own the film yet, order it now. It's the best chambara film to come out since Lone Wolf and Cub.

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First reviews:
http://10kbullets.com/reviews/b/bohachi ... ten-eight/
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/33288/bo ... ten-eight/
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=67896
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Unread postby Classique » 28 May 2008, 15:26

Damn this release is loaded.

Watched the interview with the actress and it was pretty fun.

Spent at least 20-30 minutes reading the manga they included which is a pretty good chunk of it and it's great to see how closely the movie followed it.

Got thru a little bit of the J-Taro interview.He comes off a little bit at first
like a guy who just watches pinky films because he's a pervert :lol:
but as the interview goes further he definately gets in to things alot deeper and shares alot good views and takes on things.

The liner notes/about the film portion is great and informative though the
person who wrote it has the tendency to flex his grammatical muscles
with these ridiculously big words from time to time.

I can't compare on the pq because i'm not too savvy when it comes to
that aspect but from what I remember it looked like a port of the Toei release.

Hooray for Discotek!

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Unread postby HungFist » 28 May 2008, 16:20

Good to hear. I hope the Beautiful Girl Hunter disc will be as good.

I ran into a film that went totally unnoticed from before; Aesthetics of a Bullet (Teppodama no bigaku) 鉄砲玉の美学 (1973). It’s a ATG film, but with a full Toei crew; Sadao Nakajima, Miki Sugimoto, Tsunehiko Watase, Asao Koike.... Of couse no dvd ever.

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http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1973/cw000330.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324207/
http://www.ofdb.de/film/146786,Tepp%C3%B4dama-no-bigaku

I also edited a few more missing Toei films into the earliers posts. Check if interested.

The some stuff I found from yahoo

6 CD’s. Reiko Ike and Sanda Julien mentioned somewhere

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No, don’t ask. I don’t know.

Another yahoo discovery

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No, I don’t know what this is either. But I’d dare to guess it’s a book!

And finally, lets add a bit to the August Toei hype; still for Sukeban Blues: Queen Bee’s Challenge (1972), out soon on dvd.

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Unread postby DanielN » 29 May 2008, 00:02

Hi Hungfist, just thought I'd come out of lurking to thank you for the good job you and other posters in this thread are doing keeping us informed on this fun genre of films.

While there are plenty of available titles I have yet to see, I'd like to add this to the "waiting to be released on DVD" list.

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Reiko Ike moonlighting at Nikkatsu studio for what looks like a cool movie.

Sorry, it seems I can't post the Japanese title.

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Unread postby HungFist » 29 May 2008, 00:42

Thanks and welcome. Nice to hear this thread has been helpful :)

Whoa, I totally missed the existence of that film (黒い牝豹M). I didn't even know Reiko ever worked with Nikkatsu. The film is directed by Koreji Kurahara, who did Bad Girl Mako with Junko Natsu (coming to R1 next year)

I'd love to see 黒い牝豹M on dvd. Maybe some US distributor would be wise enough to license it. Sadly it seems Geneon has stopped releasing Nikkatsu films on dvd, so I can't see anyone releasing it on R2J anytime soon. There seems to be an old VHS, though

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 May 2008, 14:53

Mantis Wife’s Confession (Satsuki Midori no Kamakiri Fujin no Kokuhaku) (1975)

Yuuji Makiguchi started his career as an assistant director in several notable Toei productions (such as Teruo Ishii’s The Joy of Torture and Tai Kato’s Red Peony Gamber 3). He later gained popularity among western cult fans with his hyper violent period splatter Shogun’s Sadism (1976). Mantis Wife’s Confession shares little resemblance to those films. Midori Satsuki stars as a vamp who destroys one poor man’s life after another. Finally she seduces a professional killer, which brings a tiny bit of action into the comedy oriented film. Being a Toei production, Mantis Wife’s Confession looks like real movie rather than a cheap exploitation production. Unfortunately the storyline is running circles, and there’s little to get excited about. A couple of good jokes make you laugh a few times, and one surprise has found its way into the film; Ema Ryoko plays a housewife. She gets into a fight, but her shirt stays on and doesn’t even get ripped. Truly amazing.

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 May 2008, 14:54

Story of a Nymphomaniac (Genroku (maruhi) monogatari) (1975)

And there goes my unquestioned trust for Toei. Why would the greatest film studio on earth even bother to produce such a worthless soft core romp? This Ikuo Sekimoto film has a non-existent and terribly boring plot, and not a single interesting character. There’s one great line of dialogue, a single scene of good comedy, and some nice music here and there but that’s it. The film doesn’t really even manage to disguise itself as high class production - which is something that many of Toei’s exploitation films have succeeded in – because the smutty content and unambitious storyline neutralize the effect of the random pretty images and decent production values. Teaches you to think twice before you spend 4500 yen on a Ikuo Sekimoto film.

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 May 2008, 14:56

Ooku ukiyo-buro (Concubine's Palace) (1977)

Ikuo Sekimoto’s previous film (Story of a Nymphomaniac) was so utterly worthless that I didn’t dare to set my hopes very high this time. But Ooku Ukiyoburo isn’t all bad. The most promising part comes around 30 minutes when several moody, audio visually beautiful scenes follow each other. There’s also a bit of storyline and a half-epic shogun’s inner palace setting. But, of course, the endless sex scenes are hard to survive without falling asleep. If 20 minutes of humping was edited out from the current 80 min running time Ooku Ukiyoburo might be a rather decent erotic period drama. Now it’s watchable and occasionally impressive, but takes some effort. The film stars Masaru Shinga and Eiko Matsuda (Ai no corrida).

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 May 2008, 15:01

All three dvds are typical Toei releases. Good looking, natural transfer. You can spot a tiny bit of edge enhancement in a few scenes if you look real hard. Extras are original trailers and stills. Teaser trailers, if such exist, are not found on the discs.

Note that the running time of Ooku ukiyo-buro is 80:31. Spannick at advdg reported that this dvd (and the old Toei VHS) is not fully uncut. The old German VHS featured footage not found on the Toei print. However, some bits that were not found on the German release are present on this Toei dvd. It seems alternate versions exist, and no one really knows if a fully uncut master still exists.

I’ll try to get the May Norifumi Suzuki dvds reviewed / commented sometime in the summer. I should be receiving the dvds any day now, but I’m quite busy at the moment. I’ll also try to re-watch Ooku jyuhakkei (Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem) and finish that review that I stared writing last summer (d’oh). And maybe do a comparison to the international version of the film (which is missing half of my favourite scenes).

Also, I found this handy site with some info and pics for Toei pink films:
http://www.otona-eiga.jp/list_6.php

And here's another reason to move to Japan:
http://www.laputa-jp.com/laputa/program/zubekou/#top

Finally, found something for Christina fans

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... -cover.jpg
(Journey to Japan, coming from Studio S in August)
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