Friday, May 15, 2009
One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman - Yuki Tanada (2008)
"Moon and Cherry" director Yuki Tanada joins forces with actress Yu Aoi to tell the story of a young woman with a criminal record who goes from town to town working odd jobs so that she can save ¥1 million.
Horrors of Malformed Men - Teruo Ishii (1969)
Teruo Ishii's controversial 1969 film "Horrors of Malformed Men" mixes shlock cinema and high culture to bring the stories of Japanese ero-guro author Edogawa Rampo to the screen. The founder of the avant-garde butoh school of dance, Tatsumi Hijikata, stars as a mad genius who, like H.G. Wells' Dr. Moreau, is conducting experiments on humans on his island stronghold.