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: 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)

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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.

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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 Katô, Salmon Sakeyama, Yuka Takahashi, Yuuken Yoshida and Yukio Kokago star.

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Film Review: Red Room (1999) – CAT III

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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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Film Review: The Butcher (2007) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Relentlessly gruesome, South Korean filmmaker Kim Jin-Won’s torture flick chronicles the making of a snuff film from two perspectives: that of the sadistic producers and that of the unfortunate “stars.” Their terror captured through vérité-style camera work, the victims are made to endure the agonizing screams of their fellow captives before meeting their own grim fate at the hands the titular butcher in his bloody abattoir..

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Film Review: Blue Jean Monster (1991) – CAT III

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(aka – Monster Wore Jeans)

SYNOPSIS:

A cop is killed in the line of duty, only to be reanimated by a freak event involving a black cat and a lightning bolt. Now he’s got to act normal, despite the fact that he’s a living corpse who needs to recharge with energy in order to function!

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BLUE JEAN MONSTER (1991)
Director: Kai Ming Lai
Writer: Kam … Continue reading

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Film Review: Riki-Oh: the Story of Ricky (aka Lik Wong) (1991) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally ‘through’ the feared ‘gang of four’, and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.

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As we open on the film, we follow a bus on its way to a prison facility. A title … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kichiku Dai Enkai (Banquet of Beasts) (1997) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

A leftist political group in 1970’s Japan is left without a leadership after their leader Aikawa is imprisioned. Aikawa’s girlfriend Masami is left in charge of the group, whose activities include drinking, drug use, sex, and of course the murder of traitors to the group.

REVIEW:

Directed by: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Starring: Shigeru Bokuda, Sumiko Mikami, Shunsuke Sawada, Toshiyuki Sugihara

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Film Review: Stop the Bitch Campaign (2009) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Following “Stop the Bitch Campaign” (2001) and “Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version”(2005), “Stop the Bitch Campaign” (2009) is the third version of the series which has garnered strong cult support. The third-generation of heroin is played by AV actress, Rio. Her rival named Kuni is played mysteriously by Kenichi Endo, who also played the same role in the second version. The original work is written by Hideo Yamamoto who … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unbelievable (2009) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS:

Based on a popular TV programme that explores the unseen and unexplainable, this big screen version follows a film crew to the eerie and mysterious location of Thailand. However, while shooting for a new TV programme series, the crew becomes totally unprepared for what they will encounter.

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At first start, I was gearing up to be entertained from the introduction and build up. This movie converted from TV series … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Untold Story (Human Meat Roast Pork Buns) (1993) – CAT III

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In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of Eight Immortals Restaurant, which serves delicious pork bao. The hands belong to the missing mother of the restaurant’s former owner; he and his family have disappeared; … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eccentric Psycho Cinema (7 in series) (1998) – CAT III

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Partial SYNOPSIS
Shinji Imaoka’s Bottled Vulva: Bank Teller Noriko (Binzume nyoin: ginkôin · Noriko), starring Megumi Makihara as the titular teller Noriko Kamimura. Bottled Vulva: Bank Teller Noriko is part of the J·nex-produced Bottled Vulva (Binzume nyoin) trilogy, which Hollywood Film Co. Ltd. (K.K. Hariuddo Firumu) released on VHS in Japan under its Spider label circa 1998; the two other movies in that trilogy are Bottled Vulva: High School Girl … Continue reading

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