Tag Archives: Teruo Ishii

Teruo Ishii – Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku AKA Inferno of Torture (1969)

Synopsis:
Japan nineteenth century. High demand for tattooed geisha generates an entire industry for their “production”. Europeans pay more for tattooed beauties. Against this background, and considering the gorgeous tattooed women develop the history of confrontation between two highly skilled masters of tattoo. Read More »

Teruo Ishii – Nyotai sanbashi aka Flesh Pier (1958)

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Director Teruo Ishi’s crime action follows the investigative adventures of an undercover cop working with a prostitution ring. It’s done in an unique documentary style Read More »

Teruo Ishii – Gensen-Kan Shujin AKA Master of the Gensenkan Inn (1993)

Synopsis by AMG:
After a 14-year-absence, Teruo Ishii returned to the director’s chair with this anthology film based on the works of manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge. The main character in all four segments is a fledgling cartoonist named Tsube (Shiro Sano). In the first segment, Tsube encounters a dotty old man named Ri (Akio Yokoyama) after renting a tumble-down cottage in the country. The following day, Ri, his equally weird wife (Chika Nakagami), and his two squalid children move into his house. Soon the wife is stealing the cucumbers in his garden while the two kids devour all the food in the house. Read More »

Teruo Ishii – Hîchirimen bâkuto – Nôbarydu takahadâ AKA The Tattooed Swordswoman AKA Black Cat’s Revenge AKA The Blind Woman’s Curse (1970)

Synopsis:
Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents’ leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing blow to her eyes, thus cutting her badly, and blinding her. Amid the ensuing fight, no one notices that a black cat laps the young woman’s wound. Years later, revenge between the two clans continue, plus added dissension amongst Akemi’s people, leading to more deaths. A new member comes to help them, but she is a strange woman – and blind. The curse of the blind woman is about to fell on the dragon-lady. Read More »