Tokuko Watanabe

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

    1971-1980CampEroticaJapanToshiharu Ikeda

    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 »

  • Tatsumi Kumashiro – Kagi aka The Key (1974)

    1971-1980AsianEroticaJapanTatsumi Kumashiro

    An elderly college professor wants to bring the joys of sex to his wife. He bribes his son in law to shag ger because it makes him jealous and he can perform better. He keeps a journal of his fantasies in a locked cupboard, hence the title, and hopes that his wife will find the key and read it.Read More »

  • Kaneto Shindô – Sanka AKA Hymn (1972)

    1971-1980DramaJapanKaneto Shindô

    Shindo’s “Hymn” is one of many adaptions of Tanizaki’s classical novella ‘Shunkinsho’ (‘A Portrait of Shunkin’,1933). The story tells of the adoration of Sasuke for his mistress, the blind samisen-teacher Shunkin, who treats him imperiously and subjects him to cruel beatings. After an unknown intruder probably one of her pupils, who seeks revenge for her cruel behaviour, pours boiling water on the sleeping Shunkin’s face, Sasuke blinds himself in order not to behold her disfigurement. Sasuke’s sacrifice, made in response to Shunkin’s tacit wish, seals their life-long relationship.Read More »

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