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Transfer student Mizuki is bullied mercilessly by her classmate. Nevertheless, she is always able to maintain her composure. Kirie, who is also bullied, becomes interested in Mizuki and longs for her. The two become close. (imdb)
A timid young woman who lives with her domineering mother accepts an Adult Video scout's offer to "become somebody else" by performing in porn videos. As she rises in popularity, the boundaries between her two lives begin to disintegrate. (imdb)
Seizou, a tattoo artist, dreams of creating lasting works of art that exist long after he passes. One day, he sees the perfect canvas: the unblemished back of a female grad student.
Four short films, based on stories by Japanese mystery writer Rampo Edogawa, explore dark themes of obsession, sex and death. In "Mars Canal," a naked man wanders alone through a swamp recalling a former lover. "Mirror Hell" follows a serial killer with a fixation on hand mirrors. "Caterpillar" centers on a crippled veteran, his sadistic wife and their unhealthy relationship. And in "Crawling Bugs," a chauffeur plots to seduce a starlet.
Former Nikkatsu starlet Moeko Ezawa from 1972's memorable Nureta Kuchibiru plays the mother of a crazy family attempting to come to an understanding, while an other family comes to an unfortunate end when their alienated daughter kills them with a chainsaw
Young and beautifull germophobe Ritsuko moves into a picture perfect neighborhood with her parents, being monitored by a research team who want to cure her of her debilitating phobias. Will her new neighbors be able to cure her of her irrational view of the outside world, or will coming face to face with this fairy-tale setting only drive her further inside of her subconsciousness?
A heavily supernatural take on the 1922 Japanese short story YABU NO NAKA, which inspired the world famous Kurosawa film RASHOMON! A noble samurai is found dead in a bamboo forest near Kyoto, and several witnesses all have differing accounts as to what really instigated this heinous and bizarre crime... but where does the truth lie?
Alisa's father tells her that "there is nothing beyond the sea" in an attempt to keep his fully grown daughter captive in his island home to feed his incestuous desires. One day day, she just starts swimming and ends up in a city in Japan meeting different people while her father searches for her.
A police detective investigating a vicious string of homosexual murders discovers that the latest victim appears to be the married executive who was his college lover ten years before. (Robert Firsching)
Erotic drama set in an underground Tokyo club called The Bedroom, where the female clientele are drugged into a trance-like state and are subjected to different styles of bizarre, fetishistic sex by the male clientele.
Cult filmmaker Hisayasu Sato achieved a bizarre sort of success with his 1990 film Uma To Onna To Inu, leading him to return to the same tainted well with this warped look at a woman who lives in the middle of nowhere with a horse for a lover. The horse is also her best friend, and they communicate through telepathy as well as engage in intimate acts too unnatural to describe here. Unfortunately for all concerned, some photographers and models show up to upset the idyllic romance. (All Movie Guide)
Lesbian-themed tale of a schoolgirl who entices her gullible (not to mention slightly warped) female teacher by positing that they are predestined to dance together on the day the world ends.
A necrophiliac (Kazuhiro Sano) lives in a secluded house with a female amnesiac and a woman who murdered her sister. Sato centers his attention on the psycho-sexual deterioration of his protagonists. The film is quite unsettling with two graphic bestiality scenes involving a dog and a horse. (imdb)
This viciously sadistic tale of an orgy of rape and violence in a Japanese high school, scripted by co-star Taketoshi Watari, pushes the brutality envelope a bit far even for Sato, without any of the redeeming characterizations or social observations seen in his usual work. Hiromi Kurita, Megumi Hayase, and Yoko Aimoto are along for the distasteful ride. (Robert Firsching)