Exploitation

Memduh Ün – Cellat aka The Executioner (1975)

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A peaceful architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife and sister are raped and murdered by street punks. He goes out and randomly exterminates all kinds of criminals on the mean streets after dark.

This obscure Turkish Death Wish version easily rivals the original one in brutality and mayhem. The last surviving print was found in relatively good condition and released on dvd by Onar Films in only 500 copies.

With Serdar Gökhan, Emel Özden, Melek Ayberk, Reha Yurdakul & Oktar Durukan. Read More »

Kazuo ‘Gaira’ Komizu – Bijo no harawata AKA Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (1986)

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from imdb,

“A tortured and raped young girl mutates into a penis-headed demon and mutilates her captors” Read More »

Teruo Ishii – Bôhachi bushidô: Poruno jidaigeki AKA Bohachi: Clan of the Forgotten Eight [+Extras] (1973)

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To die is hell, but to live is also hell.

SUMMARY
Japanese cult movie guru Teruo Ishii (HORROR OF MALFORMED MEN; BLIND WOMAN’S CURSE) directs this deranged, over-the-top adaptation from the original manga by Kazuo Koike (creator of LONE WOLF AND CUB, LADY SNOWBLOOD and RAZOR HANZO) about a privileged samurai gang in charge of recruiting women for prostitution in old Edo’s pleasure quarter. It’s a perfect match for unapologetically decadent, phantasmagorical, softcore sex and bloody, sword-swinging sadism. Fascinating, brilliant and amoral, a tour through an ancient subculture obsessed with cruel, violent death and cruel, violent sex. Tetsuro Tanba (ZERO WOMAN: RED HANDCUFFS, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE) is a standout as the hardboiled mercenary swordsman caught in the middle between the sex slave business, the corrupt Shogunate and rival gangs. When he goes into action, blood sprays, and heads and limbs fly! Read More »

Noboru Tanaka – Hard scandal: sei no hyoryu-sha AKA Hard Scandal – Sex Drifter (1980)

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Synopsis:

Junior High School Student Yudo spends his nights hanging out at the disco; his parents are more interested in dealing with their swapping partners than taking care of their son. One evening, while he is shoplifting, a young woman gives him a hand and helps him pull off the snatch. Yudo, mesmerized by the woman, follows her to find out where she lives. Then attacks her.. Read More »

Aryan Kaganof – Shabondama Elegy AKA Tokyo Elegy (1999)

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Synopsis:

Virtuoso application of digital techniques in a feature combining the genres of film noir, art film and porn. Man condemned to death and on the run (Thom Hoffman) has a last intense sexual relationship (with porn actress Mai Hoshimo).

Ian Kerkhof’s new film boldly clashes genre conventions in a digital melt that seeks to invent a new form of film-making appropriate to the new digital age. On this occasion he is working with a Japanese producer and shooting in Japan with the enormously flexible and light DV camera, ‘re-mixing’ his material on the infinitely flexible AVID editing equipment to create a film for the big screen.No surprise, this determined renegade film-maker takes the opportunity to mix crime film, art film and porn movie. Read More »

Doris Wishman – Let Me Die a Woman (1978)

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Christopher J. Jarmick wrote:
A fairly serious pseudo-documentary, which captures the lifestyles of several transsexuals in various stages of changing their gender. Dr Leo Wollman M.D. was a legitimate practicing doctor who is our guide through this one of a kind, once shocking film that features some footage of operations that are not completely revealing but not for the squeamish. There are some scenes of probing of a constructed vagina and shots of men with artificially developed breasts. Then there are several staged soft-core scenes thrown into the film to add to the hodgepodge. Dr Wollman occasionally makes statements like “not all dildos are used for medical purposes.” Note: actual on screen credits were not available to verify credits. From the advertisements: “All True! All Real! See a man become a woman before your eyes!”, “Born a Man . . . Let Me Die A Woman”, “Torn from Today’s Headlines.” Read More »

Ricardo Silva – Navajazo (2014)

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The imagined apocalypse presented to us through portraits of characters struggling to survive in a hostile environment, where all they have is each other, and the only thing they posses in common is the will to keep on living, no matter the cost.

Winner of Locarno 2014 Read More »