Monday, April 28, 2014

Byron Mabe - The Head Mistress (1968)


A man pretends to be an imbecile so that he may work at an all girl's school.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hisayasu Sato - Rezubian reipu: Amai mitsujû AKA Lesbian Rape: Sweet Honey Juice (1991)


A love & rape triangle between two female coworkers (Mastuda and Ako) and a "gun rapist" (whose silencer is made of a tube test ^^).
Matsuda can not wait to get married and have child, Ako is infuated with Matsuda, and the "gun rapist" has feelings for Ako.
Bad things are bound to happen...

Yasuharu Hasebe - Reipu 25-ji: Bôkan AKA Rape! 13th Hour (1977)


Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange Sazen, he searches for a stolen urn which has hidden significance to his clan. But Tange Sazen has his own reasons for seeking the urn.

Yasuzo Masumura - Manji (1964)


A dutiful, unhappy lawyer's wife falls in love with a young, mysterious woman she encounters at an art class. Soon their affair involves her husband and the young woman's impotent lover and together the four slowly descent into a web of tangled passions.

Masumura was the first Japanese student to attend Italy's prestigious Centro film school, whose alumni include the likes of Michaelangelo Antonioni, Liliana Cavani and Dino de Laurentiis. Filmed in glorious scope, Masumura fills his screen with simple, yet effective compositions. The direction is even, with his cast of players, most of whom have a long association with the director, embodying their roles wonderfully, exuding the passion and turbulence caused by their tangled affair. The exposition is well paced, as twists in the plot emerge with each meeting. The melodrama is high in true Japanese fashion, as pacts and allegiances shift the balance of power throughout the picture. While able to capture the sensuality of his subjects, Masumura does so without excessive voyeurism or blatant sexuality. The result is an exquisite photoplay, rich in the pitfalls of human desire, with interesting and dire unexpected.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shogoro Nishimura - Hana to hebi: jigoku-hen aka Flower & Snake -Sketch of Hell (1985)


IMDb review:

Pause for a disco dance in the midst of all the rape and torture

This is the first of the many remakes of Masaru Konuma's 1974 classic, based in turn upon the writing of Oniroku Dan. Again a big enema scene is at the centre of this telling of the tale and whilst it is a bit wince inducing, it does not quite have the nasty edge of the original. Beautifully, colourfully and gleefully shot, this is an amazingly focused tale of capture, bondage but more especially humiliation. Much is made of the two naked female protagonists being mother and step-daughter and despite the explicit close-ups of the proceedings, there is always room to show the men and women enjoying the 'spectacle'. The serious tone is set at the start and apart from a pause for a disco dance in the midst of all the rape and torture and the eye popping and completely OTT ending, things remain on that level throughout. Amazing and it is only regrettable that the English language does not seem to have words to describe just how amazing Japanese cinema can be.

Shogoro Nishimura - Hana to hebi: hakui nawa dorei AKA Flower and Snake 4 - White Uniform Rope Slave (1986)


This film is originally from the famous erotica author Dan Oniroku's novel Flower And Snake series. Dentist Oba is handsome and successful, but he remained single over the years. Oba is treating his nurse, Naoe, as his sex slave. He also satisfies himself sexually when he anesthetizes his female patients. When he meets Miki, he can't help but turn her into another sex slave. Miki and her Master, Mrs. Ito, are lesbians. When Miki is kidnapped by Oba, Mrs. Ito is also imprisoned by Oba…
– DVD cover blurb

Shogoro Nishimura - Dan Oniroku nawa to hada AKA Rope and Skin (1979)


Synopsis: Okuma was a woman gambler until she retired from the yakuza world.
Two years later, she returns home, and finds that the big boss has been
assassinated and his daughter is having trouble keeping things in line
against the rival gang headed by the men who killed her father. Okoma
decides to take things into her own hands.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dale Trevillion - Play Time (1994)


In a lot of ways, Play Time is a very silly, and perhaps even very bad, movie. The acting ranges from bland (the male leads) to somewhat melodramatic (the female leads). Many moments are quite laughable, and force you to hit your hand against your forehead. But this is a sex movie. What? Were you expecting to see scenes straight out of a John Ford picture? Didn’t think so! As a real movie, Play Time is pretty mediocre, but as a sex movie, Play Time rocks.

Nuri Akinci - Bu Balik Baska Balik AKA Emanuella (1975)

turkish erotic comedy.