Film Review: Muzan-E (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: A young female reporter is investigating the disappearance of an adult film actress, Mai Tsurumi, who is rumored to have met her end in a snuff movie. The reporter interviews various people working in the porn trade, including a researcher, director, producer and a couple of actors. She even visits the set of an adult video, witnessing the grotesque workings of a fetish porn production firsthand. Eventually, her crew gets their hands on a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kyoko vs. Yuki (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: 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 target, and she attempts … 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: Well if you’ve read my review on Red Room you already know the premise … Continue reading

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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 sequel even more disgusting. … Continue reading

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