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Film Review: The Joy of Torture (1968) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the Tokugawa (or Edo) period, the first in Teruo Ishii’s Joys of Torture series opens with a montage portraying a succession of women being decapitated, burnt alive at the stake and torn in two by oxen. The film then adopts a portmanteau approach of three short stories which all culminate in lengthy torture sessions REVIEW: Director Teruo ...

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Film Review: The Beauty’s Evil Rose (1992) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: The Beauty’s Evil Rose is a great title, but rather misleading – The Beauty’s Evil Parasitic Penis-monster would have been more apt, as the plot – such as it is – involves a Satanic female cult who seek to take vengeance on men, for perceived and/or real wrongs, using a parasite which is transmits deadly poison through sexual contact. ...

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Film Review: Men Behind the Sun 4 (Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre) (1995) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: In 1937, Japanese troops raid the Chinese city of Nanking to execute a planned massacre by subjecting over 300,000 helpless civilians to various tortures and atrocities before slaughtering them all. REVIEW: In 1980, while working for Shaw Brothers Studio, Chinese film director Tun Fei Mou decided he was done with kung-fu movies and considered doing a children’s movie. Around ...

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Film Review: Sex Hell (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s new arrivals day as the latest batch of hardboiled jailbait are incarcerated in the toughest juvenile detention center that never existed. REVIEW: With a title as blunt and intriguing as “Sex Hell“, one might either assume a Hell-centered genre movie or a film about rape and trafficking. Typical for these older films, the original title was actually released ...

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Film Review: Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell (1985) – CAT III

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Oniroku Dan: Bikyoshi jigokuzeme (original title) SYNOPSIS: Ran Masaki plays a beautiful teacher who is transferred to a remote mountain school where she is gang-raped and abused by the male students. REVIEW: Plot: Completely irrelevant. The disc does not come with subtitles, which is a moot point because they would be useless. When subtitles are irrelevant you know you are ...

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Film Review: Madame O (1967) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: At the tender age of sixteen, Seiko (Michiko Aoyama) was sexually abused by three men. This horrifying attack scarred her mentally and resulted in her getting pregnant and infected with syphilis. Now a well-respected doctor in Japan, she practices medicine by day and prowls the city streets at night in search of lovers. Possessing a raging desire for revenge ...

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