CAT III Asian Films

Short Description of CAT III Films: CAT III, otherwise known as Category 3 is the rating system used on Extreme horror and exploitation films from the Asian market. While the films range from extremely disturbing horror to p*rnographic, this list is primarily focused on the Horror related titles. Soft p*rn for Asian films are also classified under “Pinku” (pink film) though when the filmmakers blend extreme violence, torture, gore or taboo subject matter with these elements it is more commonly referred to as a CAT III classified film.

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Film Review: Attack Girls’ Swim Team Versus the Undead (2007)

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The swim team of the local girls high school is getting ready for an upcoming competition. Their concentration is quickly derailed, however, when they are informed over the loudspeaker that a new virus is doing the rounds and they will all need to be vaccinated. Before long the virus has caused the school to be overrun with zombies, among both the faculty and student body. The swim team is immune though, since … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eat the Schoolgirl (1997)

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A young guy working for a phone sex club uses the service himself often, developing a fixation on one of the girls. His employers, a band of vicious gangsters, make home movies of their enthusiastic gang rapes; little do they know that their protégé spends his time beating off in one of the seedy rooms of their club and brutally slaying people on the street, dressed as a schoolgirl. He meets … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mad Detective (2007)

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Inspector Bun has developed a reputation for solving crimes with his clairvoyant power, which enables him to see manifestations of the different sides of an individual’s personality. His career comes to a crashing halt, however, when he inexplicably severs his ear and offers it to the chief as a retirement gift. Years later, Inspector Ho approaches Bun for help in an unsolvable case, concerning a series of crimes utilizing the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seeding of a Ghost (1983)

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Chau is out driving his taxi one night when he accidentally runs over a man – a sorcerer being chased by a mob of angry villagers for his graverobbing shenanigans. Chau takes him away from the scene, but the sorcerer warns him that once black magic has entered his life, his destiny will be marred by bad luck. As if on cue, his sexy wife starts seeing another man, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Angel of Darkness (1995)

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Mitomo Women’s College is having a major problem with its students. The teachers are unable to prevent them from peddling their ass in the streets after dark and stripping off their panties for immediate sale to complete strangers. To make matters worse, one by one, they are being raped and killed by a disgruntled customer who enjoys ripping whores – or possibly an entity even more sinister. A concerned teacher, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kyoko vs. Yuki (2000)

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Kyoko, a 17-year-old assassin, finishes her training and is sent after her first target. Meanwhile Yuki, a teenage prostitute, has lured an unsuspecting customer to a hotel room, where she knocks him around, ties him up and steals his briefcase. Before leaving, her girlfriend Maki arrives, and they engage in a little bump and grind to celebrate Yuki’s success. Kyoko finds out that the man Yuki robbed is actually her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Female Teacher in Rope Hell (1981)

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A high school student called Ranko is attacked by a vagabond on school grounds late one afternoon. Her beloved teacher Sayuri rescues her, only to take her place as the victim. Ranko tries to get help from a piano tuner who is just leaving the school. They eventually find Sayuri and her attacker in a classroom, but the man refuses to go in and save her, saying to do so … Continue reading

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Film Review: Three Days of a Blind Girl (1993)

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After complications arising from recent eye surgery, a heart specialist’s young wife is told that she is temporarily blind but will recover in two or three days. The next day, he departs for a conference in Macau, leaving her in the care of their maid. Later in the day she has an unexpected guest – an acquaintance of her husband whom she has never met. He returns to the house … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lolita Vibrator Torture (1987)

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In her search for a missing friend, a young student crosses paths with a private detective who offers his services. Once her guard is down he is able to abduct her, and she wakes up in his lair – a shipping container on the back of a truck perched atop a tall building in Tokyo. It turns out that his main preoccupation is photography, and Kozue is his latest subject. Usually, after … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Rape After (1984)

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A beautiful model spends the night at a photographer’s place following a lengthy shoot at a Buddhist temple. They both pass out after getting bombed on champagne. During the night, the model is raped and impregnated by a demon – the manifestation of the spirit trapped in a cursed statue that the photographer nabbed from the temple that day. An abortion attempt proves unsuccessful, but she is soon killed in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucky Sky Diamond (1990)

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A woman wakes up on a hospital bed, choking and writhing in agony. She quickly realizes that wherever she is, it sure as hell isn’t her local clinic. The place is dark, filthy and full of video cameras – all pointed at her. She seems to be hallucinating, and soon attracts the attention of a doctor and nurse. They try to subdue and comfort her, before preparing to conduct experiments … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995) – CAT III

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During a visit to Thailand, somewhat bizarrely set in the 21st century, a group of four friends, Bon (Kwok-Pong Chan), Kong (Tsui Kam-Kong), Kent and Nam are chased out of a brothel in a dispute over payment for one of the strippers. Fearing for their lives, they come across a deserted house and take sanctuary, only to discover it is the house of Laimi (Ben Ng), a powerful Wizard, who is in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) – CAT III

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A group of three disenfranchised young men, Lung (Lung Tin Sang), Ko (Che Bin Law) and Paul (Albert Au) set off a bomb in a movie theatre. Fleeing from the scene of the crime, they run into the beautiful but dangerous Wan-chu (Lin Chen Chi), who spends her days torturing animals and arguing with her neighbours. Wan-chu threatens to turn the gang into the Police and blackmails them into committing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Niku Daruma (Psycho Snuff Reels) (1998)

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Kana tries to end her starring role in an abusive porno. For her, the end comes only after she’s been reduced to a “Tumbling Doll of Flesh”.

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Tamakichi Anaru is a Japanese director with a very disturbing vision. I really can’t think of a better way to start this review, so I’ll just reiterate that this man has some sick thoughts going through his head. He is the director of such movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version (2004)

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In Tokyo, prostitution in the name of “Enjo Kosai” is in fashion among some high school girls. A mysterious man Kuni lament such girls but cannot deny a strong desire for them. He punish the girls by having sex with them without paying them. He calls this operation “Stop the Bitch Campaign” for public justice…..

REVIEW:

There is a small hotel (well, maybe brothel would be more accurate) full of teenage girls, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Assault: Jack the Ripper (1976) – CAT III

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The title Assault: Jack the Ripper is slightly misleading. This is not a film about Jack the Ripper or a variation thereof, but rather a demented Japanese version of Bonnie and Clyde with knives instead of guns and a great deal more sex and less love. Here, a withdrawn chef in a restaurant hooks up with a bossy and slightly obnoxious waitress. After accidently killing a rather unfortunate hitchhiker one rainy night, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rampo Noir (2005)

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Rampo Noir is an omnibus comprising of four short films based upon stories by Edogawa Rampo, Japan’s foremost proponent of the erotic grotesque or ero-guro genre and founder of the Japan Mystery Writers’ Club: Mars Canal (Kasei no Unga) directed by Suguru Takeuchi, Mirror Hell (Kagami Jigoku)  directed by Akio Jissoji, Caterpillar (Imomushi)   directed by Hisayasu Sato (director of one of the most interesting Japanese horror films, Naked Blood) and Atsushi Kaneko’s Crawling … Continue reading

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Film Review: In The Realm of the Senses (1976)

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In The Realm of the Senses is based upon a real-life incident which took place in Japan on 17th May 1936. This incident was the particularly gruesome murder of Kichizo Ishida by his lover, Abe Sada: after having choked Ishida to death, Sada cut off his penis and carried it around with her until she was caught two days later.  Oshima’s film centres on the love affair between Ishida … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 6: Devil Doctor Woman (1986) – CAT III

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A nameless underground doctor who is given the moniker of ‘Devil Doctor Woman’ by her patients introduces nine of her most unusual cases in the form of a video diary. These ‘case studies’ include a family whose heads explode when they are subjected to insults, a man with a tumour with a human face, an internal organ-cum-stalker, a zombified man and a man who sweats blood. Unfortunately her cures are often more deadly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) – CAT III

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By the time of Android of Notre Dame, the fifth installment in the Guinea Pig Series, any mondo factualization of the fictional has disappeared. Instead, we have a typical cyberpunk narrative as if focalized through the fevered imagination of Manfred Clynes who posited in the 1960s that the body would become redundant at the interface of new cybernetic technologies. One day, Karazawa, a scientist who is desperately searching for a cure for a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 3: He Never Dies (1986) – CAT III

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Hideshi, a typical salary man, is not having a good week. His beautiful girlfriend, Kyoko, is sleeping with a colleague, Nakamura, and his boss at the computer company where he works has been berating him for not doing a good job. He locks himself in his flat, and not even his boss bothers to ring him up to see if everything is alright. The solution seems simple, suicide, but as befits a Guinea … Continue reading

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