Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Posted: 13 Jan 2020, 14:44
A couple of Reiko Oshida stills and photos!
HungFist wrote: ↑27 Aug 2018, 14:41Hot Springs Geisha 2 (温泉ポン引女中) (1969)
The first Hot Springs Geisha (1968) film, a harmless sex comedy and one of Teruo Ishii's dullest efforts, only managed to sneak in one or two brief topless shots. This sequel does more in the opening credits scene alone. It's a skin flick in and out, but thankfully one with an enjoyably laidback swing, drenched in 60s aesthetics, and without too many boring bits. And just when you're about to get a bit tired of it, it throws in a bizarre nude party scene with Tatsumi Hijikata's Butoh dancers! And then there's a super violent shocker final reel that makes you wonder if the filmmakers decided they should've gone the Joy of Torture (1968) route instead. Though unjustified quality wise, you can't quite help but to see the Beneath the Valley of the Dolls (1970) parallels. This is as good if not better than the two Norifumi Suzuki directed instalments (parts 4 and 5).
(same film, two titles)Guro Taku wrote: ↑29 Feb 2020, 10:43Hot Springs Pimp Geisha (温泉ポン引女中) (Japan, 1969) [DVD] - 4/5
This may be my new favorite entry in this 7 film series but that's pending a rewatch of my previous favorite, Norifumi Suzuki's Hot Springs Soft-Shell Turtle Geisha (温泉スッポン芸者, 1972). If it ends up in second place, it'll be a very close second, though. The film follows the typical structure of Toei exploitation by starting with a bang - an explosion of TITS in this case! - and then winding down for some exposition and drama for an hour before the grand, excessive finale. It's really amazing how this film was preceded and followed by absolute borefests when it's so deliriously insane. The aforementioned excessive finale starts with an orgy the rivalling geisha house throws for wealthy elites and which is all about erotic-grotesque shenenigans in Argento-esque lighting and women having sex with dogs. When that is over and you figure that must have been it, the bad guys steer a motorboat into the "enemy" geisha's HQ and gut them with the outboard motor. Director Misao Arai previously worked the same year as assistant director to Teruo Ishii on Orgies of Edo (残酷異常虐待物語 元禄女系図, 1969) and it really, really shows.