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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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skeugh wrote: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 :)


Terrribly sorry that I can't help--was this ever even released on VHS? I'd desparately love to have this as well. Anyone know how many films in this series? The alternate titles mess me up.

In fact, perhaps someone could help me organize these fragments of info on Daiei and Toho youth/pinky violence films. Not sure if some of this is wrong or if some of these are actually the same film...

ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: HATSUTAIKEN (1968) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: SHISSHIN (1/11/69) D: Taro Yuge. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

DUMP HIP BUMP: KUREBARE YARODOMO (5/17/69) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Mari Atsumi, Junko Yashiro.

ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: ZOKU NINSHIN (7/26/69) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

YOUNG POWER SERIES: DAIGAKU BANGAICHI (11/29/69) D: Michihiko Obimori.

HIGH SCHOOL BOSS/WAY IN, WAY OUT (5/1/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Ichiro Ogura.

ELECTRIC MEDUSA/PLAY IT COOL (5/2/70) D: Yasuzo Masumura. C: Mari Atsumi, Yusuke Kawazu.

YORU NO ISOGINCHAKU/INNOCENT SINNER (7/1/70) D: Taro Yuge. C: Mari Atsumi.

HIGH SCHOOL AFFAIR (8/22/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Keiko Takahashi, Yoshiro Uchida.

HIGH SCHOOL BOSS: BOTATE ASOBI/THE ALL-OUT GAME (a.k.a. UPRIGHT STICK GAME?) (9/12/70) D: Akira Okazaki. C: Eiko Yanami, Yoko Namikawa.

SHIBIREKURAGE/THE HOT LITTLE GIRL (10/3/70) D: Yasuzo Masumura. C: Mari Atsumi, Ryo Tamura.

NEW HIGH SCHOOL BLUES/THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT (12/25/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Keiko Takahashi, Yoshiro Uchida.

HIGH SCHOOL BOSS: ALL-NIGHT (MIDNIGHT?) BROADCASTING (?/?/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Eiko Yanami, Keiko Matsuzaka.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL BOSS: BAD GIRL GROUP (?/?/70) C: Eiko Yanami.

SOFT-SHELLED TURTLE BOSS (1/27/71) D: Taro Yuge. C: Eiko Yanami, Keiko Matsuzaka.

MONA LISA OKYO (6/23/71) D: Iwataro Ishii. C: Mari Atsumi, Yusuke Kawazu.

NAUGHTY THREE-WOMEN GANG (?/?/71) D: Showa Oota. C: Eiko Yanami, Akane Kawasaki.

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Gaijin84 wrote:
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


importcds.com

seems to be popular choice these days. biggest difficulty I have is making postage cost effective; they have semi-random shipping / cancellation and preorder ideas. sometimes, as I'm in the uk, I use hdwow and wait for discounts and sales which happen frequently. I got 'fairy in a cage' blu for £10 shipped.

edit. prices there now about $11 currently.

http://www.importcds.com/Search/Guided/ ... 4294958551

lots of great prices on this seller, always worth a check.

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Unread postby Gaijin84 » 03 May 2013, 16:32

Marshall wrote:In fact, perhaps someone could help me organize these fragments of info on Daiei and Toho youth/pinky violence films. Not sure if some of this is wrong or if some of these are actually the same film...

ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: HATSUTAIKEN (1968) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: SHISSHIN (1/11/69) D: Taro Yuge. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

DUMP HIP BUMP: KUREBARE YARODOMO (5/17/69) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Mari Atsumi, Junko Yashiro.

ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: ZOKU NINSHIN (7/26/69) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

YOUNG POWER SERIES: DAIGAKU BANGAICHI (11/29/69) D: Michihiko Obimori.

HIGH SCHOOL BOSS/WAY IN, WAY OUT (5/1/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Ichiro Ogura.

ELECTRIC MEDUSA/PLAY IT COOL (5/2/70) D: Yasuzo Masumura. C: Mari Atsumi, Yusuke Kawazu.

YORU NO ISOGINCHAKU/INNOCENT SINNER (7/1/70) D: Taro Yuge. C: Mari Atsumi.

HIGH SCHOOL AFFAIR (8/22/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Keiko Takahashi, Yoshiro Uchida.

HIGH SCHOOL BOSS: BOTATE ASOBI/THE ALL-OUT GAME (a.k.a. UPRIGHT STICK GAME?) (9/12/70) D: Akira Okazaki. C: Eiko Yanami, Yoko Namikawa.

SHIBIREKURAGE/THE HOT LITTLE GIRL (10/3/70) D: Yasuzo Masumura. C: Mari Atsumi, Ryo Tamura.

NEW HIGH SCHOOL BLUES/THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT (12/25/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Keiko Takahashi, Yoshiro Uchida.

HIGH SCHOOL BOSS: ALL-NIGHT (MIDNIGHT?) BROADCASTING (?/?/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Eiko Yanami, Keiko Matsuzaka.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL BOSS: BAD GIRL GROUP (?/?/70) C: Eiko Yanami.

SOFT-SHELLED TURTLE BOSS (1/27/71) D: Taro Yuge. C: Eiko Yanami, Keiko Matsuzaka.

MONA LISA OKYO (6/23/71) D: Iwataro Ishii. C: Mari Atsumi, Yusuke Kawazu.

NAUGHTY THREE-WOMEN GANG (?/?/71) D: Showa Oota. C: Eiko Yanami, Akane Kawasaki.


I've done some research on this list from the AVManiacs forum. Here are the titles you've listed with corrected info (in red) and Japanese titles:

ある女子高校医の記録 初体験 ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: HATSUTAIKEN (10/30/1968) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

ある女子高校医の記録 失神 ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: SHISSHIN (1/11/69) D: Taro Yuge. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

ダンプ・ヒップ・バンプ くればれ野郎ども DUMP HIP BUMP: KUREBARE YARODOMO (5/17/69) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Mari Atsumi, Junko Yashiro.

ある女子高校医の記録 続・妊娠 ARU JOSHI KOKOI NO KIROKU: ZOKU NINSHIN (7/26/69) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Junko Yashiro.

ヤングパワー・シリーズ 大学番外地 YOUNG POWER SERIES: DAIGAKU BANGAICHI (11/29/69) D: Michihiko Obimori.

高校生番長 HIGH SCHOOL BOSS/WAY IN, WAY OUT (5/1/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Yoko Namikawa, Ichiro Ogura.

でんきくらげ ELECTRIC MEDUSA/PLAY IT COOL (5/1/70) D: Yasuzo Masumura. C: Mari Atsumi, Yusuke Kawazu.

夜のいそぎんちゃく YORU NO ISOGINCHAKU/INNOCENT SINNER (7/1/70) D: Taro Yuge. C: Mari Atsumi.

高校生ブルース HIGH SCHOOL AFFAIR (8/22/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Keiko Takahashi, Yoshiro Uchida.

高校生番長 棒立てあそび HIGH SCHOOL BOSS: BOTATE ASOBI/THE ALL-OUT GAME (a.k.a. UPRIGHT STICK GAME?) (9/12/70) D: Akira Okazaki. C: Eiko Yanami, Yoko Namikawa.

しびれくらげ SHIBIREKURAGE/THE HOT LITTLE GIRL (10/3/70) D: Yasuzo Masumura. C: Mari Atsumi, Ryo Tamura.

新・高校生ブルース NEW HIGH SCHOOL BLUES/THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT (12/25/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Keiko Takahashi, Yoshiro Uchida.

高校生番長 深夜放送 HIGH SCHOOL BOSS: ALL-NIGHT (MIDNIGHT?) BROADCASTING (10/24/70) D: Michihiko Obimori. C: Eiko Yanami, Keiko Matsuzaka.

高校生番長 ズベ公正統派 HIGH SCHOOL GIRL BOSS: BAD GIRL GROUP (12/15/70) D: Shigeo Tanaka C: Eiko Yanami.

すっぽん女番長 SOFT-SHELLED TURTLE BOSS (1/27/71) D: Taro Yuge. C: Eiko Yanami, Keiko Matsuzaka.

モナリザお京 MONA LISA OKYO (6/23/71) D: Iwataro Ishii. C: Mari Atsumi, Yusuke Kawazu.

穴場あらし NAUGHTY THREE-WOMEN GANG (10/16/71) D: Showa Oota. C: Eiko Yanami, Akane Kawasaki - Although the title doesn't translate exactly, this is the only film with this director and cast that I can find.

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Unread postby Marshall » 04 May 2013, 09:44

Wow, G84, thanks a million.

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Unread postby Gaijin84 » 14 May 2013, 21:21

Just a quick question that hoping someone can answer. I've seen the series of Ero guro/pinky violence films by Terou Ishii referred to as the "Tokugawa Era" series. Here is what seems to be the agreed on list:

1) Tokugawa: Woman Genealogy [Tokugawa Onna Keizu] {徳川女系図} (5/1/1968)

2) Shogun's Joy of Torture aka Female Punishment of the Tokugawa [Tokugawa Onna Keibatsushi] {徳川女刑罰史} (9/28/1968)

3) Orgies of Edo [Zankoku Ijo Gyakutai Monogatari Genroku Jokeizu] {残酷異常虐待物語 元禄女系図} (1/9/1969)

4) Shameless: Abnormal and Abusive Love [Ijo Seai Kiroku Harenchi] {異常性愛記録 ハレンチ} (2/21/1969)

5) Inferno of Torture aka Hell's Tattooers [Tokugawa Irezumishi Seme Jigoku] {徳川いれずみ師 責め地獄} (5/2/1969)

6) Yakuza's Law aka A History of Yakuza Punishment: Lynch! [Yakuza Keibatsushi: Lynch!] {やくざ刑罰史 私刑} (6/27/1969)

7) Love and Crime [Meiji Taisho Showa Ryoki Onna Hanzaishi] {明治大正昭和 猟奇女犯罪史} (8/27/1969)

8) Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight [Porno Jidaigeki: Bohachi Bushido] {ポルノ時代劇 忘八武士道} (2/3/1973) - questionable

Are there any missing and what are the general criteria to include or exclude a film? One reason I ask is that "Shameless: Abnormal and Abusive Love" and parts of "Yakuza's Law" are set in modern times, certainly not the Tokugawa Era. Are these simply determined by the subject matter and director?

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Unread postby HungFist » 15 May 2013, 08:48

I think the whole Ishii Tokugawa -definition is very loosely used (and often by people who haven't seen half of the films and/or don't even know what Tokugawa means). The films are also referred to as Ishii's torture movies, or Ishii's female punishment movies, which are equally loose (and often incorrect) labelings.

Shameless: Abnormal and Abusive Love has nothing to do with Tokugawa. It's set entirely in the 1960's.

As far as I remember Love and Crime doesn't have any Tokugawa parts either. And I suppose we can take the title (Meiji Taisho Showa Ryoki Onna Hanzaishi) as a clue, too, haha.

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Unread postby Gaijin84 » 15 May 2013, 15:38

thanks HungFist, verification of my thoughts is much appreciated!
I'll just look at these films as one director's arc of his interests and the popularity of subject matter at the time, not a definitive "series" per se

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Unread postby HungFist » 16 May 2013, 06:09

Teruo Ishii wasn't that much of a great artist. A lot of time one of his main motivations was to piss off studios and see how far they'd let him go. It was his natural talent, attitude, and technical skill, that created great genre cinema, sometimes half-accidentally.

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Unread postby gerira » 22 May 2013, 20:53

I think it is best to label most of the above mentioned Ishii-Movies as his "ero-guro-era" The whole Tokugawa-Labelling-thing is complete bullshit anyway. I agree totally with hungfist, Ishii just looked how far he could go with these "experiments".

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Unread postby HungFist » 26 May 2013, 16:01

Just to let you guys know: I did a bit of spring cleaning for the thread. I deleted a whole bunch of random chatter and outdated news, also combined many short posts. As a result the thread is now 6 pages shorter and your post count may be a bit lower than before. All the important information, reviews and conversations should still be intact, though.

This is not to discourage chatting in this thread, just an annual clean up (the first in 6 years...) to make the thread more compact and detele stuff that is no longer relevant.

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Unread postby HungFist » 20 Jul 2013, 13:47

How are Makiguchi's Virgin Breaker Yuki films? Both are playing in Tokyo on 35mm, and I might have a chance to catch them, but I'm not sure they are my cup of sake. I'm not too interested in sexploitation per se, so would need to have other elements to keep my attention, e.g. violence, stylish cinematography, groovy soundtrack etc. As a comparison, I'm not a fan of Suzuki's period pinks like Tokugawa Sex Ban (or the modern day Modern Porno Tale) either... but I do love Teruo Ishii's Tokugawa films.

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Unread postby kuroshiro » 22 Jul 2013, 03:47

where to download?

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Unread postby HungFist » 22 Jul 2013, 04:37

kuroshiro wrote:where to download?


Nowhere. You can buy the dvds from cdjapan, yesasia, amazon...

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Unread postby HungFist » 24 Jul 2013, 07:29

Happinet has announced two new roman porno dvds for 2013/11/02

Love Beast: Attack (愛獣 襲る) (1980)
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- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=895670

Starring Jun Izumi and directed by Naosuke Kurosawa, who did the jaw dropping pink-giallo Zoom In: Rape Apartments (now available on R1 under the title Sex Apartments) in the same year. Weisser's (wholly unreliable) book praises the film for strong script and stylish cinematography

Rape and Death of a Housewife (人妻集団暴行致死事件) (1978)
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An ambitious coming of age drama from Noboru Tanaka, with a misleadin crude English title and roman porno labelling. I actually caught this on 35mm last year as a part of a touring Nikkatsu retrospective. Dirt aside, the print was in excellent quality, so you can probably expect a solid transfer from the dvd as well. Below is my mini-review from last year.

Rape and Death of a Housewife (1978) [35mm]
Noboru Tanaka’s docudrama based on real life case of three youngsters raping and killing the wife of a man they had made friends with. Although released under Nikkatsu’s roman porno banner, the film is a serious coming of age drama. It serves as an example of the extraordinary freedom the studio occasionally granted to its most valuable directors. In Rape and Death of a Housewife Tanaka tones down the sex and skillfully builds tension and storyline. The cast and characters are reasonably good, especially Hideo Murota as the victim’s husband. There is a nostalgic aura to the film, as well as effective use of docudrama tools, but the ending comes somewhat abrupt. With so much build up, a stronger ending would have been sufficient.

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Unread postby HungFist » 21 Sep 2013, 08:32

A few more Roman Porno debuts from Happinet on January 7, 2014

Marital War In Kibogaoka (Kibogaoka fufu senso) (希望ケ丘夫婦戦争) (1979)
Director: Shogoro Nishimura
Cast: Yūko Katagiri, Miyako Yamaguchi, Jun Hongo

Tokyo Emmanuelle (Tokyo emanieru fujin) (東京エマニエル夫人) (1975)
Director: Akira Kato
Cast: Kumi Taguchi, Fujio Murakami, Naka Fuyuki

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Pink Month

DMM’s VoD pinku channel was one of the more pleasant discoveries of the recent, packing nearly 500 Nikkatsu Roman Porno films. My one month subscription came to an end after 26 movies viewed! Gotta do another month later when I have more time as I found tons of cool stuff. The biggest discoveries were Yukihiro Sawada's Assault (1976) - a grim exploitation drama of a couple captured by three criminal on the run. The staggeringly powerful and poetic ending like straight out of a Sam Peckinpah movie. Toshiya Fujita’s hyper-realistic bad girl drama Female Delinquent: A Docu-Drama (1977) is another gem, full of great cinematography, terrific acting, and superb rock music. And as the best of them all, Naosuke Kurosawa's brilliant, existential city drama Ecstasy Sisters (1982). This one's even available on DVD. Fans of ATG films of the era should love it, and it's one of the best roman pornos ever made.

The remaining Naosuke Kurosawa films were hit and miss. Banned: Woman’s Secret Pictures (1983) is a WWII set film with Wakamatsu-esque politics, but ultimately not that impressive in terms of characters or visuals. Fake Widow (Nise mibôjin - Ichijiku hakusho, 1984) is a pretty worthless romantic pink aimed at middle aged female audiences – like an mainstream film with extra sex scenes. Surprisingly, though, the same year’s Lolita Wife (Lolita tsuma: Binetsu) is a cute and fun film with humour, good cinematography, and a baby stealing rocker! Young Lady Detectives: Heart Beat (1987) is another decently enjoyable semi-mainstream detective-romance-comedy, most notable for starring martial arts girl Michiko Nishiwaki. DVD available, too

Tatsumi Kumashiro’s incredible sleaze fest docu-drama Oh! Women: A Dirty Song (1981), starring rocker Yuya Uchida as himself, however is excellent (and out on OOP DVD that costs a fortune). Great music, great performances by Uchida and Rikiyoa Yasuoka, and loads of jaw dropping scenes. Another great discovery is Kichitaro Negishi’s misleadingly titled Rape Ceremony (1980), which is actually a superb, atmospheric, ATG esque youth film about two violent generations facing each other. Negishi’s debut film From Orion's Testimony: Formula for Murder (1978) is also quite a strong youth/drama/thriller, again with the atmosphere of an ATG film.

Koyu Ohara’s Pink Hip Girl sequels didn’t match the excellent original. Love Attack (1979) is a pale shadow of its predecessor, feeling like a low budget American TV show a lot of the time. It does feature the cool disco hit Funky Disco Princess, though. Proposal Strategy is a much better effort, bringing back the travel theme, dispatching its heroines to the snowy Hokkaido. The film is essentialy a youth pic suitable for teen audiences as well. Personal bonus from locations; the film takes place in three cities; one of them I have visited more than 10 times, another one I have lived in, and the third one I currently reside in. I can recognize essentially every location used in the film.

Oh Takarazuka (1984) is another enjoyable, but not exceptional, Ohara pop-art film. This time Ohara helms a cute harem fantasy (male high school teacher in a all girls’ school) that is like straight out of a comic book. Cool old fashioned rock soundtrack na,d leading girl Jun Miho, who was the most beautiful actress ever to appear in a roman porno film. Akai tori ame (1980) is a far less successful feature with ridiculous (serious) youth drama screenplay starring Nikkatsu’s rape queen Yuki Kazamatsuri. It does have some cool rock and disco moments, though.

Masaru Konuma’s Getting Raped (1976) turned out an enjoyable, pretty well scripted crime thriller despite the Weissers’ utterly negative review. Has a few rapes, no normal sex scenes at all! DVD is out, too. More Weisser insanity in their review for the rather good neo noir Rouge (1984). Who knows where they (and Allmovie’s Robert Firsching) copied their reviews as they explain in much detail an ending that isn’t in the film. Add to the mystery, the Japanese movie website Movie Walker explains yet another different ending that isn’t in the film. I doubt there could be alternate versions of the film (this one is 94 min minus studio logos), though Ishii’s original screenplay could differ from what was put on the screen.

Shogoro Nishimura’s Female Teacher: Twice Raped (1983) is a pretty boring violent pinku melodrama full of sex scenes, but also some nice genre nostalgia. Never understood why Nishimura’s movies were so popular. Depending on how you count, it’s either part 9 or 13 in the series, not 8 like some sources claim. One Summer Experience: Sexy Virgin (1976) is another failure, a surreal and somewhat original, but clumsy film with forced sex scenes. Even much worse is photographer Nobuyoshi Araki’s snooze fest of a comedy, High School Girl Fake Diary (1980). Fairy in a Cage (1977) I can appreciate in theory for its social themes and accuracy in historical details, but SM movies just aren’t for me, nor was this one. And finally, bottom of the barrel, Hell in a Bottle (1986). The poster art is great, and indeed there is a girl in a bottle at the end, but otherwise this is just a series of cheap sex scenes, much more like an AV flick than a real Nikkatsu film.

I may post a bit longer mini-reviews of some of the films later if I have enough time.

Female Delinquent: A Docu-Drama (1977) and Pink Hip Girl: Proposal Plan (1980)
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From Orion's Testimony: Formula for Murder (1978) and Oh! Women: A Dirty Song (1981)
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Hell in a Bottle (1986) and Sukeban Mafia: A Dirty Insult (1980)
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Unread postby Marshall » 17 Nov 2013, 06:17

Hmm. I know there was GIRL BOSS MAFIA from March 1980 and GIRL BOSS MAFIA: DISGRACE from September 1980. I'm guessing the latter is the same as GBF: A DIRTY INSULT, but it would be interesting to know if perhaps there are actually three (or more) in the series.

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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Unread postby HungFist » 17 Nov 2013, 07:05

Marshall wrote:Hmm. I know there was GIRL BOSS MAFIA from March 1980 and GIRL BOSS MAFIA: DISGRACE from September 1980. I'm guessing the latter is the same as GBF: A DIRTY INSULT, but it would be interesting to know if perhaps there are actually three (or more) in the series.


I figured out I must have missed something when I said I watched 26 films and there's only 20 titles listen in my post :lol:

Yes, Dirty Insult and Disgrace are the one and same film unless I'm totally mistaken. Sukeban Mafia: Chijoku is the Japanese title. It's an inferior sequal to Toshiharu Ikeda's original. Very much a by-the-book sexploilation film. Genre nostalgia is there, yes, but not much more. Imagine Toei's weaker sukeban/high school films, add sex, take away most of the violence, and replace the Toei cast with Nikkatsu starlets acting tough. That being said, I wasn't a big fan of Ikeda's film either, but this certainly weaker yet.

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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Unread postby HungFist » 17 Nov 2013, 07:21

right, I forgot I had written a review of this. Here goes.

Sukeban Mafia: A Dirty Insult (Japan, 1980)

Delinquent girl films lived their golden age in early 1970’s when Toei was churning out hard boiled pinky violence movies such as Sukeban (seven films, 1971-1974) and Terrifying Girls’ High School (four films, 1972-1974). Nikkatsu also jumped the bandwagon with films such as True Story of Sex and Violence in a Female High School (1973) and Sukeban Sex Violence (1973). Toshiharu Ikeda’s Sukeban Mafia (1980) was a late addition to the genre that had lost its popularity after the mid 70’s. Nobuyuki Saito’s Sukeban Mafia: A Dirty Insult is a follow-up to Ikeda’s successful film.

Ikeda’s film was no great thrills, but for a Nikkatsu production it featured some good ideas and energetic scenes. Saito’s sequel is a by-the-book cash-in with few merits. It follows two high school girls who are saved from the gangsters by the local girl mafia, only to find out the female mafia doesn’t make a much better friend.

Saito emphasises dull sex scenes over violent content. There is little creativity or energy to be found in the production, not to mention the wholly unconvincing cast of Nikkatsu pink starlets trying to play tough. There is no comparison to Toei’s films which frequently utilized real gangsters as consults and even actors.

What little excitement remains comes from a handful of fun scenes featuring a small army of high school girls, and some good music in bar scenes. The genre itself is nostalgic, though, as today’s z-grade sukeban films make even Nikkatsu’s low budget productions seem like a class act in comparison.

Director Saito was known as a promising screenwriter and assistant director, being involved in many ambitious projects such as Yukihiro Sawada’s Peckinpahian violence study Assault (1976) and Chusei Sone’s time capsule Shinjuku midaregai: Ikumade matte (1977). Saito’s own early directorial effort Woman of the Afternoon: Incite (1979) is also a small cult gem. Unfortunately Sukeban Mafia: Dirty Insult has none of the ambition and freshness of those films.

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edit: after "discovering" this review that I had written a month ago and forgotten all about, I summarized it into a mini review for another thread, only to find out I've already posted a mini review there 2 weeks ago Image I give up. Too much pink.

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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

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Assault (1976)

Nikkatsu’s former action film director Yukihiro Sawada helms a violence study somewhat similar to Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs. The film follows a married couple kidnapped by a gang of ruthless killers and kept captive until the husband takes a stand.

Although a rough exploitation drama for the main chunk of it, the film features some stunningly powerful and melancholic moments, including a violent eight minute climax set against perfectly timed songs by Hako Yamasaki and Yusaku Matsuda.

Unlike many other Nikkatsu films of the time, the film does not romanticise violence and rape. Any slight eroticism found early on suffers a quick inflation when we see a villain digging a bullet out his stomach with scissors, and a rape victim violently screaming and fighting against throughout an attack scene. The latter goes against the genre conventions of the time, though the film’s female roles are eventually ungrateful to say at least.

In addition, Sawada shows eye for atmosphere and characterization. There is a melancholic undertone throughout the film, starting from the beautiful opening scene that introduces the husband – alone and abandoned by his wife, who returns home at night and picks the wedding ring from the bottom of an aquarium.

It is the film’s middle third, bleak but perhaps not that poignant, that suffers in comparison to the brilliantly crafted opening and closing scenes.

The songs featured in the unforgettable climax are "Tsuna Watari" by Hako Yamasaki and "Aru kodomo no hanashi" by Yusaku Matsuda.

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Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Unread postby HungFist » 22 Nov 2013, 09:32

Two more Nikkatsu titles from Happinet on 2014/03/04

Delicate Skillful Fingers (白い指の戯れ) (1972)
Director: Toru Murakawa
Cast: Ichiro Araki, Hiroko Isayama, Hajime Tanimoto, Yoko Ishido
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=912061

Wet Lust: Opening the Tulip (濡れた欲情 ひらけ!チューリップ) (1975)
Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Cast: Masami Ishii, Kiyoyasu Adachi, Kanpei Hazama, Meika Seri, Naomi Tani
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=912060

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Delicate Skillful Fingers is quite famous, Tooru Murakawa's debut film for which Kinema Junpo declared him as one of the best directors in Japan. The film was also included in Nikkatsu's nation wide roman porno retro last year. There is an old dvd release of it actually, from 2003, but this is surely a new remaster.

Reissues of Path of the Beast and Lovers are Wet will also be released.


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