Friday, December 19, 2008
Seppun (Kiss) - Kunitoshi Manda (2008)
Kunitoshi Manda, the award-winning director who brought us the 2001 drama "Unloved", returns with "Seppun (Kiss)". A young woman played by Eiko Koike (2LDK, Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims) begins a correspondence and eventually a face to face relationship with a convict (Etsushi Toyokawa) sentenced to death for the cold blooded murder of an entire family. What follows is a harrowing love triangle between the convict, the woman and the convicts lawyer (Toru Nakamura).
Female Yakuza Take - Teruo Ishii (1973) *** NOT WORK SAFE ***
Master exploitation director Teruo Ishii continues the adventures of gambler, wanderer and female yakuza Ochô (Reiko Ike) the star of Norifumi Suzuki's "Sex and Fury". This time around Ochô is on the trail of the infamous Crotch Gouging killer, but she uncovers a merciless drug ring that's trafficking their loot the in the vaginas of prostitutes. They don't call it exploitation for nothing...