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: 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 not watching the Cat III version … Continue reading

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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 against man, she destroys them with the one weapon they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Organ (1996) CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Two undercover detectives investigating a black market organ harvesting scheme find themselves in trouble when the black market criminals find out who they really are. One detective is able to escape but the other is left behind and subjected to a variety of horrible things. The detective that was able to flee vows to find his missing partner and exact his revenge on his abductors. Will our hero be able … Continue reading

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Film Review: Entrails of a Virgin (1986) – CAT III

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 SYNOPSIS:

A pair of sleazy soft-core p*rn creators take their models out in the middle of nowhere for a photo shoot. On the way back they get lost and end up having to stay all night at a house they had come across. What they don’t know is that there is a demon stalking the area who calls this place home, and he enjoys killing anyone he comes in contact with. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rusted Body: Guts of a Virgin 3 (GĂ´mon kifujin) (1987) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Oversexed female interrogator with a penchant for sadomasochism and torture plots a scheme with her deviant troupe to extort the considerable fortune of a city embezzler.

REVIEW:

Director: Kazuo “Gaira” Komizu

Cast: Keiko Asano, Saeko Kizuki, Ayu Kiyokawa, Ryota Sakanishi, Hirokazu Yoshihara, Hitomi Kazama

The Examination: Sicko exploitation film from 1987 featuring a few disgusting scenes of torture along with mondo sex. Right up your alley, you say? Careful what you wish for…

Here comes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Splatter Naked Blood (Nekeddo burâddo: Megyaku) (1995) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

A scientist named Eiji has developed a new chemical called ‘MySon’ that can turn pain into pleasure. He decides to put three girls who attend the experiment held by Eiji’s mother in the test. Meanwhile, Eiji has a crush on one of the girls, Rika. ‘MySon’ influences the girls gradually. The gluttonous woman wishes to have the best food in the world, but she ends up eating herself. The vain … Continue reading

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Film Review: Intruder (1997) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Yieh Siu Yan is a deranged women wanted by the authorities of Taiwan. She will steal the identity of a lonely young woman to get back to Hong Kong. After that, she successfully passes every custom point and decides to become a hooker to kidnap a lonely guy to complete his enigmatic evil plan. The victim is Chen Chi Min, a poor divorced taxi driver who has a lot of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cruel Restaurant (Zankoku hanten) (2008) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

There’s something strange going on with the filling in those dumplings the town’s raving about… What the hell are they made of?

REVIEW:

Director: Koji Kowano

Cast: Mihiro Taniguchi, Sakae Yamazaki, Katsuya Naruse, Yusuke Iwata, Miho Funatsu

The Examination: You truly won’t believe how the dumplings are prepared in this gonzo sex ‘n splat circus.

One thing about Asia’s Cat III films, you can count on the limits being pushed to the utmost extreme … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beautiful Girl Hunter (1979) – CAT III

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(aka Star of David: Beauty Hunting)

SYNOPSIS:

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REVIEW:

BEAUTIFUL GIRL HUNTER (1979)
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
Producer: Yoshio Murai & Yoshihiro Yuhki
Writers: Masaaki Sato & Jiku Yamatoya
Actors: Yuka Asagiri * Yuko Asuka * Shu Domon * Hiromi Namino * Hiroshi Nawa * Asami Ogawa * Rei Okamoto

Every movie begins with the potential that you may be getting into something worthwhile, rewarding, or totally off … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devils Fetus (1983) – CAT III

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Mo tai

SYNOPSIS:

A monster preys on innocent victims.

REVIEW:

DEVIL FETUS (1983)
Director: Hung Chuen Lau
Writer: Man Wah Tsang
Editor: David Wu
Producer: Wei Lo
Actors: Eddie Chan * Yung – Chan Chin * Pak – Kwong ho * Tan Lau * Saan Leung * Hsiu – Ling Lu * Shai fei Ouyang

Well, I quit my scumsucking job that I hated with the … Continue reading

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Film Review: All Night Long (1992) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Three youths of differing walks-of-life develop an unhinged friendship after witnessing the gory slaying of a young girl and ultimately turn into murderers themselves on a night filled with bad karma.

REVIEW:

Director: Katsuya Matsumura

Cast: Eisuke Tsunoda, Ryosuke Suzuki, Yoji Ietomi, Hiromasa Taguchi, Ryoka Suzuki, Yumi Goto, Yumi Kayama

The Examination: Hard-to-find Japanese extreme series makes its way to DVD courtesy of Tokyo Shock in the first of three films overseeing the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Room 2 (New Red Room: The Broken Dolls ) (2000) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Daisuke Yamanouchi directs this shocking film that depicts a card game in which the winners dole out increasingly violent and perverse punishments to the losers. Just how creatively cruel can the winners get? And how much abuse will the losers take before they quit the twisted game? Miyuki KatĂ´, Salmon Sakeyama, Yuka Takahashi, Yuuken Yoshida and Yukio Kokago star.

REVIEW:

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Film Review: Red Room (1999) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

A cult hit amongst gore enthusiasts, this campy splatter flick takes its plot cues from reality TV game shows. Four young people are locked in a room and play cards. When someone loses, they must endure some of the most gruesome torture imaginable. Luckily, the winner walks away, or limps rather, with $100,000. The success of this bare bones horror gem, directed by Japan’s V-cinema staple Daisuke Yamanouchi, spawned a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Daughter of Darkness (1993) – CAT III

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Mie men can an zhi nie sha

SYNOPSIS:

Police suspect a young teenager who was horrifically abused by her family and raped by her father of finally snapping and slaughtering them all.

REVIEW:

DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS Director: Kai Ming Lai Writer: Kai Ming Lai Actors: Yuk – Kwan Chan * Pia Chin * Lily Chung - Kai – Kui Ho * Hugo Ng * Tony Wong   My big movie date is tonight! … Continue reading

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Film Review: Grotesque (aka Gurotesuku) (2009) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

A young couple get abducted by a perverse sadist named Tachikawa who ties them both up in his basement and begins torturing them. If either of them happens to pass out from the intense pain, he revives them with smelling salts before going back to work.

REVIEW:

Grotesque is really a mix of emotions. Brilliant, disgusting, well written, sadistic and painful to your sense beyond belief. Now if you are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

The second video, Za ginipiggu 2: Chiniku no hana (1985) is said to be based on a snuff film sent to the director Hideshi Hino by a crazed fan. In it, a man dressed as a samurai drugs a woman and proceeds to cut her apart, and finally adds her body parts to an extensive collection. The snuff film rumour has been shown to be a contemporary legend; the … Continue reading

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