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Unread postby Marshall » 01 Jan 2012, 04:35

HungFist wrote:Wandering Ginza Butterfly 2: She Cat Gambler (1972)

Meiko Kaji returns in this sequel by name only follow up. She plays the same character as before, but the previous film is not referred in any way and the movies are also somewhat different in terms of style. The original found a charming balance between ninkyo yakuza atmosphere and mini skirts. Wandering Ginza Butterfly 2 also combines modern and past, but in a different way. Gambling scenes are plenty and feel almost as lifted from an early Showa era set yakuza film. Miss Kaji also spends most of her time wearing kimono. However, at the same time the pic is filled with club scenes, neon lights and early 70’s disco music, similarly to the Delinquent Girl Boss movies. The atmostphere is modern, even if many of the seminal elements have roots in the past. Comedy is also a major part of the film.

In terms of casting Wandering Ginza Butterfly 2 further closers the Delinquent Girl Boss movies. Tooru Yuri has a big supporting role – comedic of course - Junzaburo Ban plays an old man with a problematic father-daughter relationship, and Yukie Kagawa, whose absense from the first film was almost distracting, is given a rather unexciting role as a night club hostess. The biggest addition to the cast, however, is Shinichi Chiba. Chiba gives a very humoristic acting performance as a stammering small time goon who is a bit afraid of bigger players. Chiba’s action skills are put into use in the great finale where he and Kaji slaughter three times as many people as there are members in villains Fujio Suga and Hideo Murota’s gang. This is a great conclusion to a highly entertaining film that is more or less on par with the original. The storyline may not be very strong, but there is a wide variety of familiar and enjoyble genre elements on display. Fans of positively charged girl gang films should thoroughly enjoy Wandering Ginza Butterfly 2.

Synapse’s dvd is, once again, brilliant and above Toei’s own standards. Extras feature the same Kazuhiko Yamaguchi interview, Kaji biography and poster gallery, and trailers that appeared on the previous dvd. What is new is an 11 minute interview with pinky violence expert J-Taro Sugisaku. No commentary this time.

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Someone please tell me whether to buy this movie. I haven't the slightest interest in Sonny Chiba or gambling, but I like Yukie Kagawa. How's the music in the nightclub scenes?

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Unread postby HungFist » 02 Jan 2012, 19:27

How is it possible not to have the slightest interest in the greatest movie star of all time?!

+ you have Meiko Kaji and the usual Toei gang!

As for Kagawa and the music, unfortunately I can't remember anymore.

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Unread postby Marshall » 02 Jan 2012, 20:24

HungFist wrote:As for Kagawa and the music, unfortunately I can't remember anymore.


Lol. I watched some clips and this movie is not for me. Thank you for your response, though. As for Chiba, couldn't pick him out of a lineup. He may be quite a fellow, but he is not in movies that interest me. Kind of like that guy who asked about pinky violence, "People watch this stuff?" Different strokes.

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Unread postby Ivan Drago » 04 Jan 2012, 20:00

Chiba is damn cool, but a fair few of his 70s films suffer from shakey-cam during the fights that results in seizures! He also seems to lack the same talent pool as HK's greatest - it seems he ends up facing Masashi Ishibashi in every film, with the same damn choreography!
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Unread postby HungFist » 04 Jan 2012, 22:31

There was WWIII in relation to this topic some half a year ago...

I actually prefer Chiba's karate films to almost any HK kung fu films, with maybe a few exception (The Prodigal Son, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, etc.) for number of reasons

- The intensity. While Chiba's films lack the state of art choreography found in HK, they often pack more intensity. HK old school fighting has a tendency to resemble Peking Opera - actors performing endless fancy moves in fight scenes that go on forever and merely suggest the fighters posses no danger to each other. Chiba's karate films on the other hand seem more inspired by samurai movies - every single strike could kill you, which makes the fights much more intense. It's a bit ironic considering the lack of full contact, as opposed to HK's true-full contact. But of course this doesn't apply to all HK films, and some of HK's total nutcases, such as The Prodigal Son and some of Jackie fights, are in a league of their own.

- The kick-ass factor. The Japanese 1970's action films were usually tightly packed (running around 85 min), ultra-violent and all around kick ass. HK martial arts films on the other hand often suffered from clumsy comedy bits and too much storyline. Neither the Japanese nor the Chinese had any storytelling talent, but the Japanese kept the storyline to absolute minimum, while too many HK films attempted to tell a dramatic story and ended up merely boring the viewer between the fight scenes.

- Toei casting! While perhaps a turn off for some, I love the fact that every time you watch a 70's Toei action film you can recognize at least a dozen cast members. They had like 20 regular actors for each genre, of which half could be found in any genre film. Masashi Ishibashi especially gets grand applause every time he makes a villain appearance (I must have seen him playing a bad guy for more than 20 times).

- Chiba. A wise man once said: "Even bad Chiba films have one good thing about them: Sonny Chiba". The most motherfucker karate asshole that ever walked the earth! Love the guy to death!

Of course some Chiba films had poor fights (no wonder with him making up to 7 martial arts films per year). The shakey cam is also true and regrettable, but I don't think it ruined the films in question. The Oyama films (especially Karate for Life) feature my favorite Chiba fights. In comparison, I don't care nearly as much for Sanada's fights, which are much more HK style...

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Unread postby Phantom » 06 Apr 2012, 01:54

This is great news. Has anybody seen Hasebe's RAPE TRAIN yet?

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Unread postby Phantom » 06 Apr 2012, 01:55

HungFist wrote:A little bit something I got inspired into doing while taking break from writing thesis...

Toei Pinky Violence in Images

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Nice effort!

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Unread postby ozzy_tom » 10 Apr 2012, 08:42

Hello! I just found this forum recently and I really like what I see :). Great topics about Japanese exploitation/cult cinema.

Anyway I have a question. Do below movies have English subtitles? Maybe some home-made subs?:

- Delinquent Girl Boss: Tokyo Drifters
- Delinquent Girl Boss: Ballad of Yokohama Hoods
- Terrifying Girls' High School: Women's Violent Classroom
- Terrifying Girls' High School: Delinquent Convulsion Group
- Terrifying Girls' High School: Animal Courage

If somebody have English subtitles for those movies, could you post them please? :lol:

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Unread postby HungFist » 10 Apr 2012, 13:50

Can't recall having come across subs for any of those...

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Unread postby ericparoissien » 27 Jun 2012, 18:10

Hi guys,
In addition to my regular mainstream movies (i have subbed about 30 so far):
http://paroissien.free.fr/mov/mov.html
I'm starting a Pink/Erotic Classics, movie subbing project.
I add a movie every week:
http://paroissien.free.fr/pink/pink.html
You can follow the progress of my subbing on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/EricParoissien
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This week:
New Pink Subtitles:
Anshitsu: The Dark Room
http://paroissien.free.fr/pink/pink.html

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 Jun 2012, 16:35

That's awesome work!

I've seen Shinjuku midare machi (without subs) and it's a rather good one by Chusei Sone. An easy going 70's time capsule / youth film, with sex, booze and rock n' roll. Could've easily been a mainstream release. Actually I'd rate it higher than some of ATG's productions or Tatsumi Kumashiro's Nikkatsu films.

Oh, and you've got some Nikkatsu action films there too. Very cool! I might watch them with your subs!

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Unread postby Marshall » 30 Jun 2012, 18:57

ozzy_tom wrote:Delinquent Girl Boss: Ballad of Yokohama Hoods


I'd murder for a subbed copy of this--by far my favorite unsubbed film in my collection.

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Unread postby Marshall » 26 Aug 2012, 04:11

Anybody know anything about Daiei's HIGH SCHOOL BOSS series, mostly directed by Michikio Obimori in 1970 and starring Eiko Yanami?

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Unread postby HungFist » 26 Aug 2012, 16:43

Whoaaa! The Evergreen Roman Porno retro comes to my hometown! Get to see Love Hotel and Retreat Through the Wet Wasteland on 35mm!! (though I own both on dvd). Plus unreleased-on-dvd gems like Rape and Death of a Housewife (Noboru Tanaka) and Chusei Sone's Hakuchu no onna gari which is supposed to be an ultra-violent survival game (promotional material below). In addition there's 10 other movies, some that I haven't seen, some that I have (Kumashiro, Konuma, more Tanaka etc.)

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- http://www.nikkatsu.com/100th/rp100/lineup

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Unread postby marukomu » 09 Sep 2012, 07:44

Marshall wrote:
Marshall wrote: Say, that sure looks like Reiko Ike on the poster for the 14th entry in the series. Can anyone confirm? She doesn't seem to be listed in the credits (at least that I've found.)


This guy seems to think it's her.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOLVES-OF-THE-C ... 2321aa4848

Hardly definitive, but I think I'm gonna blind-buy the DVD.


Her name is on the poster in that ad. It's the fifth line down on the left. 池玲子

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Unread postby HungFist » 28 Sep 2012, 04:34

HK Video will release a Teruo Ishii box set titled Sex and Fury Vol. 1 on November 12. The set will contain Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (Un Amour abusif, déviant et dévergondé) (1969) (available also from Toei) and Porno Jidaigeki Bohachi Bushido (Les 8 Vertus bafouées) (1973) (available also from Toei and Discotek). And yes, that's Reiko Ike from Norifumi Suzuki's Sex & Fury in the cover art, for some reason...

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- http://www.1kult.com/2012/09/25/dvd-sex ... ruo-ishii/

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Unread postby kemushi » 20 Oct 2012, 20:39

HungFist wrote:And yes, that's Reiko Ike from Norifumi Suzuki's Sex & Fury in the cover art, for some reason.../


That's really odd, even if they'll possibly release SEX & FURY as part of Volume 2, as I suspect. Maybe there was some shuffling around of titles and they didn't bother to change the cover art? Frankly, the only good thing I expect to come from this release are the subtitles for IJOU SEIAI KIROKU: HARENCHI. Since both included films already exist as Toei releases I fully expect HK Video to follow their established pattern and just do shoddy NTSC-PAL conversions. The only two times they did genuine PAL transfers was when they were dealing with films unavailable on NTSC DVD at the time: ORGIES OF EDO and YAKUZA'S LAW.

By the way, IJOU SEIAI KIROKU: HARENCHI has also just been released on DVD in Germany, following a previous VHS release there:

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The German dub from the VHS is included, as is the Japanese audio and German dubtitles.

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Unread postby Gaijin84 » 12 Dec 2012, 15:24

HungFist wrote:In our series "fuck me, when did this come out?" (answer: today): Rape Hunter: Target Woman (Rape Hunter: Nerawareta Onna) (レイプハンター 狙われた女) (1980)

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- http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/BBBN-3008

This film was directed by Nikkatsu's action film specialist Yukihiro Sawada (Retreat Through the Wet Wasteland) and features quest appearance by none other than Yusaku Matsuda.

So how on earth did a Nikkatsu Roman film come out all of a sudden? Geneon stopped releasing them a few years ago already. Well, by the time they started going oop, Happinet started re-issuing them. But no one told me they were also adding new titles to the DVD catalogue...

A handful of other Nikkatsu titles, such as Morning of Ecstasy (Kōkotsu no asa) (恍惚の朝) (1972), have come out, too. Yasuharu Hasebe's Secret Honeymoon: Rape Train (Maruhi Honeymoon: Boko Ressha) ((秘)ハネムーン 暴行列車) (1977), and Shinichi Shiratori's Toruko buro maruhi gaiden: nisō gokuraku (トルコ風呂(秘)外伝 尼僧極楽) (1975) are among the titles set for future release:
http://ameblo.jp/dyodiary/entry-10708094639.html

You can also keep Happinet's catalogue site on eye. You can recognize the new titles easily. The re-issues are priced at 2800 yen, while the DVD debuts are 3800 yen:
http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/ ... ej?genre=2

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Hi Takuma - any word on these releases? Having trouble locating them on Amazon.jp.

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Unread postby HungFist » 13 Dec 2012, 17:41

Gaijin84 wrote:
HungFist wrote:A handful of other Nikkatsu titles, such as Morning of Ecstasy (Kōkotsu no asa) (恍惚の朝) (1972), have come out, too. Yasuharu Hasebe's Secret Honeymoon: Rape Train (Maruhi Honeymoon: Boko Ressha) ((秘)ハネムーン 暴行列車) (1977), and Shinichi Shiratori's Toruko buro maruhi gaiden: nisō gokuraku (トルコ風呂(秘)外伝 尼僧極楽) (1975) are among the titles set for future release:
http://ameblo.jp/dyodiary/entry-10708094639.html

You can also keep Happinet's catalogue site on eye. You can recognize the new titles easily. The re-issues are priced at 2800 yen, while the DVD debuts are 3800 yen:
http://www.happinet-p.com/jp3/releases/ ... ej?genre=2

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Hi Takuma - any word on these releases? Having trouble locating them on Amazon.jp.


The Hasebe one hasn't come out, the other two have
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=145108
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=144005

Happinet is also releasing Angel Guts 3&5 on dvd (also available on R1) + re-releases of parts 2&5. Part 1 and 6 (and is there still some more?) remain unavailable on R2J.

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Real nice artworks, as often is the case with Takashi Ishii products.

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Unread postby Gaijin84 » 13 Dec 2012, 20:52

On the Pinku front, I noticed that Amazon (US) has a bunch of Nikkatsu Roman Porno early 80s films for sale now, put out by Impulse Pictures under the "Nikkatsu Erotic Films Collection" header. Anyone check these out yet? Apologies if this is covered in another thread. Here are the ones I could find (links to Amazon page):

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Unread postby HungFist » 14 Dec 2012, 05:32

avmaniacs users have been covering these:
http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showthr ... 534&page=1

Zoom In: Sex Apartments (aka Rape Apartments) is a small gem; a pink giallo of jaw dropping audio-visual brialliacy, got it on R2J. Sex Hunter: Wet Target appears interesting too, a revenge/action pink directected by Yukihiro Sawada whose police corruption thriller Retreat Through the Wet Wasteland is among great discoveries of Nikkatsu pseudo pink cinema.

I haven't been following pink releases much recently, rather the opposite, I just had my friend visit my FI home and box the pinkus before I come for a visit with the kanojo during the holidays. No need to traumatize the poor thing - yet :lol:

I did slip into the theater to catch a few of the Evergreen Roman Porno retro screenings on 35mm, though a badly timed cold and astronomical ticket prices had me stay home most of the time.

* and yes, I know roman porno isn't technically pink cinema, but give me a rest you purists out there, it's too much to ask to separate Japanese skin flicks into a dozen different categories referred with different terms. Can't we just do with three or four terms? Hell, half of my Japanese friends have never heard the term "pinku eiga" (pink film)... I have to explain it to them every time.

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Unread postby Marshall » 14 Dec 2012, 13:44

There is one that Amazon refused to carry because of the cover art. I think it was EROS SCHOOL: FEELS SO GOOD. My favorites so far have been TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL: CONTINUES (which plays a lot like a pinky violence film) and ZOOM IN: SEX APARTMENTS.

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Unread postby logboy » 14 Dec 2012, 15:32

even though i can get them for $9 each, i've held off on many of them as those that i've bought haven't been upto much. 'sex apartments' is the only one i'd say was great, everything else pretty mediocre, except, at a push 'eros school' for being pretty outlandish at times. watched 'sex hunter - wet target' this week and i'd say the politic edge that can be seen there is pretty cliched and not that imaginative to my eyes (perhaps i don't know much about the whole usa-japan post-war thing) and so wondering, for the most part, what they were thinking (if they were) when they made these choices. unless they were hoisted upon them.

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Unread postby Gaijin84 » 14 Dec 2012, 15:39

logboy wrote:even though i can get them for $9 each


Where can you get them that cheaply? The best I could find was on DDD for ~$11-15 with free shipping over $25

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Unread postby skeugh » 02 Feb 2013, 15:51

hey not sure where to put this but ive been looking for - Kokosei Bancho : Shinyahoso (1970) aka Girls' high school Boss : Midnight broadcasting...if anyone has this or knows where i can purchase it please let me know.... thanks :)


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