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 Ishii starts 1968’s The Joy of Torture (one of four movies he put out that … Continue reading

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