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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Film Review: Evil Brain From Outer Space (1964)

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SYNOPSIS: “A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must rescue Earth from the menace of the evil brain while battling armies of monsters the brain sends against him.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Before I start this week’s review, I would like readers to be aware that this film was made in a less sophisticated … Continue reading

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