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japanese cinema


Onibaba1964 directed by Kaneto Shindô



a feudal war rages in 14th-century Japan, those left behind are struggling to survive. The wife and

the mother of a soldier make their meager living by preying upon hapless samurai who come their

way, killing them and selling their armor for food. When a friend of the soldier returns to the

women's hut, they learn the fate of their soldier, and are forced to deal with this survivor. Tensions

build as the young widow gives in to her loneliness, and the older woman fears abandonment, feels

jealousy, and plots revenge.






Sword of Doom1966 directed by Kihachi Okamoto



Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai without compassion or scruples. When he is scheduled for an

exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match,

offering her own virtue in trade. Ryunosuke accepts her offer, but kills her husband in the match.

Over time, Ryunosuke is pursued by the brother of the man he killed. The brother trains with the

master fencer Shimada. In the meantime, however, Ryunosuke earns the enmity of the band of

assassins he runs with, and it becomes a question of who shall face him in final conflict.






Pornographers 1966 directed by Shohei Imamura



Mr. Ogata lives a complicated life: he's is a pornographer making two skin flicks per day and trying

to stay beneath the radar screen of the local mob; he deeply loves his ailing wife Haru who's

cursed by the restless spirit of her dead first husband; he also has a mistress, a step-son who wants

to go to university, and a step-daughter entering adolescence. He lusts after his step-daughter, and

he asks Haru if he can marry her. Haru agrees to his plan, signs over her business to him, and a

crisis ensues when Ogata uses her nest egg to buy equipment so he and his pals can set up their

own film processing lab. Surreal images and events weave their way into Ogata's life.







Branded to Kill 1967 directed by Seijun Suzuki



The film's story centers on Hanada, a.k.a. "No. 3 Killer," the third-best hit man in Japanese

organized crime. Near the top of his game, his fortunes change when he encounters Misako, a

mysterious, death-obsessed woman who brings him a particularly difficult mission. In a famous

moment indicative of the film's eccentric sensibility, a butterfly lands on his gun's sight at the exact

moment he pulls the trigger, causing him to miss the shot. This failure means that the killer

becomes the target, and must run for his life from his former employers, and the mysterious "No. 1

Killer." While the film does contain some spectacular action sequences, the story is played less as a

suspense thriller than as a surrealistic, psychosexual nightmare, filled with grotesque imagery and

strange touches, from Hanada's fetish for the smell of boiling rice, to Misako's use of a dead bird's

corpse as a rear-view mirror decoration.







Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion 1972 directed by Shunya Ito



After being cruelly set up and deceived by Sugimi (Natsuyagi Isao), a conniving and crooked

detective she had whole-heartedly fallen in love with (and subsequently lost her virginity to...),

Matsushima Nami's desire for revenge knows no bounds. Her failed attempt at stabbing Sugimi on

the steps of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Headquarters results in her doing hard time in a female

prison run by sadistic and horny male guards. To Sugimi's surprise, Matsushima refuses to testify

against him and his connections to the mob, and now the sheer fact that she knows such secrets

makes her a liability. So Sugimi and the Japanese mafia orchestrate a plan whereby Matsushima

will succumb to an "accidental" death in prison. They enlist the help of Kagiri, another female

inmate with ties to both Sugimi and the mafia, thus their formidable plan is quickly set in motion.

Little do they realize, however, how hotly Matsushima's desire for revenge burns within her.

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Euro horror / thriller


Deep Red 1975 directed by Dario Argento




A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon

becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his

avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his

movements so closely.







Suspiria 1977 directed by Dario Argento




A young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. As she arrives, the

camera turns to another young woman, who appears to be fleeing from the school. She returns to

her apartment where she is gruesomely murdered by a hideous creature. Meanwhile, the young

American is trying to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is troubled by

bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more

sinister organization.






Inferno 1980 directed by Dario Argento





Young poetess Rose Elliot buys a book from a local antique dealer, a diary in Latin of an architect,

E. Varelli. She learns of the Three Mothers, and believes her apartment building is one of their

houses. She pleads her brother Mark, who is studying musicology in Rome, to come, because she is

afraid. Mark's friend Sara reads her letter, which he left behind in class, and discovers the school is

run by the Mater Lacrimarum, and is killed for this knowledge. The house of Mater Suspiriorum has

already been destroyed, and by the time Mark arrives in New York City, he is investigating his

sister's murder.








Tenebrae 1982 directed by Dario Argento





With Argento's trademark visual style, linked with one of his more coherent plots, Tenebrae follows

a writer who arrives to Rome only to find somebody is using his novels as the inspiration (and,

occasionally, the means) of committing murder. As the death toll mounts the police are ever

baffled, and the writer becomes more closely linked to the case than is comfortable.










Zombi 2 1979 directed by Lucio Fulci




A Zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist.

Peter West,a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way,

they meet with with Brian, a ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr.

Menard, and discover a terrifying diease which is turning the Islanders into horrifying Zombies which

devour human flesh and seem indestructable....










Gates of Hell/City of the Living Dead 1980 directed by Lucio Fulci




In the small New England town of Dunwich, a priest commits suicide by hanging himself in the

church cemetary which somehow opens the gates of hell allowing the dead to rise. Peter, a New

York City reporter, teams up with a young psychic, named Mary, to travel to the town where they

team up with another couple, psychiatrist Jerry and patient Sandra, to find a way to close the gates

before All Saints Day or the dead all over the world will rise up and kill the living.








The House Outside the Cemetery 1981 directed by Lucio Fulci





A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit

grisly murders that include be-headings, ripped throats, and stabbings with a fireplace poker.

The killer needs fresh body parts to rejuvenate his cells. He also has maggots for blood.

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Irma la douce

A comedic story of passion, bloodshed, desire and death... everything, in fact, that makes life worth living







Seriously this movie is about a good cop who gets kicked out for arresting some prostitutes only to fall in love with one.......can't turn a hoe into a housewife

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I saw this movie in Taiwan, in English I guess it's 'Diary of a Stupid Soldier,' kind of a Chinese Army version of the police academy movies. It was pretty funny, or maybe it was the funniest thing I could find on after 2 weeks of Chinese t.v. and only one news channel in English.

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