Toshiharu Ikeda

  • Toshiharu Ikeda – Chigireta ai no satsujin aka. Evil Dead Trap 3: Broken Love Killer (1993)

    The third entry in the unrelated series which began with Shiryo No Wana, Toshiharu Ikeda’s bloody horror film deals with a policewoman (Megumi Yokoyama) investigating the apparent suicide of a college coed. The prime suspects include the girl’s professor, who may have been having an affair with her, and the professor’s wife, who frequents lesbian bars. Gruesome axe murders and mutilations ensue, leading Yokoyama to a shocking discovery. Less grisly than its predecessors, this installment is perhaps the best-scripted of the three.Read More »

  • Toshiharu Ikeda – Sukeban mafia: Rinchi AKA Sukeban Mafia (1980)

    Toshiharu Ikeda made his directorial debut in 1980 with SUKEBAN MAFIA, a pinku eiga set around high school girls. After the opening requisite showdown between the female lead Onichan and one of the toughs from the local gang we witness one of the more brutal punishments you’ll see in anything pink. The Sukeban Mafia, the name the girl gang has chosen, not proper yakuza, invite Onichan and Miki to join them. First stop, working their prostitution ring. Miki is captivated by the power of the gang and ready to please but Onichan isn’t impressed. Of course the Sukeban Mafia will tolerate nothing less than complete devotion and the trouble begins…Read More »

  • Toshiharu Ikeda – Ningyo densetsu AKA Mermaid Legend (1984)

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    Based on a gekiga (adult orientated manga) penned by Kazuhiko Miyatani,this is director Ikeda’s first movie after leaving Nikkatsu over censorship disagreement. It’s a unique variation of the standard vengeance theme,sort of classy (albeit very bloody) version of I Spit On Your Grave. A fisherman,opposed to the construction of a nuclear power plant,is murdered by a gang of right-wing extremists who are puppets of the corrupt contractor.The dead man’s devoted wife concocts a plan of revenge.She slaughters the men in the goriest,the most grisly ways imaginable,thus removing any suspicion from her.In fact,the newspapers soon begin reporting stories of “a blood-fiend from the lake” and “a ghost mermaid.”Read More »

  • Toshiharu Ikeda – Shiryô no wana AKA Evil Dead Trap (1988)

    A late night TV presenter receives a snuff tape, in which a woman is brutally killed. She decides to take a crew out to a location indicated in the tape, but only death and despair await them.Read More »

  • Toshiharu Ikeda – Sei kari udo aka Sex Hunter (1980)

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    A beautiful young ballet dancer is accepted into a prestigious and exclusive dance academy. Overjoyed at the opportunity to further her career and repair her relationship with her boyfriend, she soon discovers that the academy has a much, much darker side to it–and she may not be able to escape it.
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  • Toshiharu Ikeda – Kagi AKA The Key (1997)

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    Ikuko is a mature, reserved Kyoto woman married for many years to a respectable, now-middle-aged man. The only problem in their relationship has been that her husband is dissatisfied with her lack of passion during lovemaking. All this changes after they meet the young Mr. Kimura. After the three spend the evening drinking together and Kimura has gone home, Ikuko’s husband discovers that his wife, in her alcohol-induced haze, has become far more passionate than she ever was before. The one drawback, however, is that her ardor is clearly fueled by Kimura, and not by him. Though he decides that his wife’s new- found passion is worth this unusual price, the long-term consequences may be more than he bargained for.Read More »

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