Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Knot - Yuichi Onuma (2009)
When Ayako makes a visit to her local dry cleaners she never expects that a scandal from her past will be brought back to life. As a teenager she had been seduced/ abused by her teacher, Keisuke. Now disgraced Keisuke and his young wife have moved into town to take over the dry cleaning business. Very soon Ayako, Keisuke and their spouses are caught up in a knot of emotion, passion and revenge.
Black Tight Killers - Yasuharu Hasebe (1966)
Yasuharu Hasebe, director of such films as "Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter" and "Female Convict Scorpion: Grudge Song", got his start as the assistant director to Seijun Suzuki and Suzuki's crazed influence can easily be seen in Hasebe's first film - 1966's "Black Tight Killers". Daisuke Honda (Akira Kobayashi) is a war photographer turned secret agent who must battle a team of female ninja assassins to save the women he loves.