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    Pinky Violence and Japanese Exploitation Thread.


    I also added exploitation to the title so we can talk about stuff like Malformed Men etc in here. Are you fools happy now?

    "Until the late 1960s, the "pink film" market was almost entirely the domain of low-budget independent companies. At the beginning of the 1970s, now losing their audiences to television and imported American films, Japan's major film studios were struggling for survival. In 1972, Richie reported, "In Japan, the eroduction is the only type of picture that retains an assured patronage."[36]

    In order to tap into this lucrative audience, major studio Toei entered the sexploitation market in 1971. In films like his ero-guro series and Joys of Torture series of the late 1960s director Teruo Ishii had provided a model for Toei's sexploitation ventures by "establishing a queasy mix of comedy and torture."[37] Producer Kanji Amao designed a group of series-- shigeki rosen (Sensational Line), ijoseiai rosen (Abnormal Line), and harenchi rosen (Shameless Line), today collectively referred to as Toei's "Pinky Violence".[38][3] Most of Toei's films in the pink film style used eroticism in conjunction with violent and action-filled stories. Several of these films have the theme of strong women exacting violent revenge for past injustices. The series was launched with the Delinquent Girl Boss (Zubeko Bancho) films starring Reiko Oshida.[39] Other series in the Pinky Violence genre included Norifumi Suzuki's Girl Boss (Sukeban) films, and the Terrifying Girls' High School films, both starring Reiko Ike and Miki Sugimoto.[40][41] Other examples of Toei's films in this genre include Shunya Ito's Sasori (Scorpion) series of women in prison films based on Toru Shinohara's manga. Starting with Female Convict #701: Scorpion (1972), the Scorpion series starred Meiko Kaji, who had left Nikkatsu Studios to distance herself from their Roman Porno series." - Wikipedia

    Ok , so the films that are available with in the US to my knowledge are...

    * Female Demon Ohyaku (196 (d. Yoshihiro Ishikawa)
    * Quick-Draw Okatsu (1969) (d. Nobuo Nakagawa)
    * Okatsu the Fugitive (1969) (d. Nobuo Nakagawa)
    * Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) (d. Shunya Ito)
    * Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41(1972) (d. Shunya Ito)
    * Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973) (d. Shunya Ito)
    * Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (1973) (d. Yasuharu Hasebe)
    * Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970) (d. Yasuharu Hasebe)
    * The Blind Woman's Curse (1970) (d. Teruo Ishii)
    * Lady Snowblood (1973) (d. Toshiya Fujita)
    * Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974) (d. Toshiya Fujita)
    * Sex and Fury (1973) (d. Norifumi Suzuki)
    * Female Yakuza Tale (1973) (d. Teruo Ishii)
    * Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974) (d. Yukio Noda)
    * School of the Holy Beast (1974) (d. Norifumi Suzuki)
    * Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom (1972) (d. Norifumi Suzuki)
    * Girl Boss Guerilla (1972) (d. Norifumi Suzuki)
    * Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess (1971) (d. Kazuhiko Yamaguchi)
    * Criminal Woman: Killing Melody (1973) (d. Atsushi Mihori)
    * Rica (1972) (d. Ko Nakahira)
    * Rica 2: Lonely Wonderer (1973) (d. Ko Nakahira)
    * Rica 3: Juvenile's Lullaby (1973) (d. Kozaburo Yoshimura)
    * Girl Boss Revenge (1973) (d. Norifumi Suzuki)
    * Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams (1970) (d. Kazuhiko Yamaguchi)

    Coming soon:

    Bohachi Bushido: Code Of The Forgotten Eight (1973) - Teruo Ishii
    Beautiful Girl Hunter (Star of David) (1979) - Nofifumi Suzuki
    Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1971) - Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
    Wandering Ginza: She Cat Gambler (1972) - Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

    Tell me, if there are any I'm missing.
    Last edited by depecheanix; 02-21-2008, 04:46 PM.

  • #2
    So...much to say about this genre...need time to form thoughts.
    Fiber > monsters

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    • #3
      Us fools iz happy now.

      Which are the best series and which are boring and what not?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by depecheanix View Post
        Tell me, if there are any I'm missing.
        Other Violent Pink on DVD :

        Female Demon Ohyaku (196
        Quick-Draw Okatsu (1969)
        Okatsu the Fugitive (1969)


        Sub-genres of Pink :

        - Ero guro ("erotic grotesque")
        - Roman porno ("romantic pink"; studio Nikkatsu)
        - Violent Pink ("pinky violence"; studio Toei)
        - Splatter eros (self-explanatory)

        Infini-Tropolis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WodenHorde View Post
          Other Violent Pink on DVD :

          Female Demon Ohyaku (196
          Quick-Draw Okatsu (1969)
          Okatsu the Fugitive (1969)


          Sub-genres of Pink :

          - Ero guro ("erotic grotesque")
          - Roman porno ("romantic pink"; studio Nikkatsu)
          - Violent Pink ("pinky violence"; studio Toei)
          - Splatter eros (self-explanatory)
          I can't believe I forgot to include them, I only just ordered them Tuesday.

          I'm not hugely interested in the Roman Porno Nikkatsu started putting out. Ero Guro is great from what I've seen so far. Has anyone got any links to Edogawa Rampo books? A compilation book preferably.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by superfry View Post
            Us fools iz happy now.

            Which are the best series and which are boring and what not?
            To be honest none of the stuff I've seen has been boring. It's probably best to start off with Sasori (Female Prisoner), then go from there. But even then I'm only saying that because that's what I started off with. Anywhere is a good place to start.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by depecheanix View Post
              I can't believe I forgot to include them, I only just ordered them Tuesday.
              Yeah I've seen the first two ... good stuff. Especially Quick Draw.

              Infini-Tropolis

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              • #8
                Two films Synapse are putting out this spring on DVD under the Pinky Violence Collection.

                Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1971)
                Wandering Ginza She-Cat Gambler (1972)


                The "Wandering Ginza Butterfly" films starring Meiko Kaji. Both directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi (Delinquent Girl Boss Worthless to Confess, Masutatsu Oyama Trilogy).

                Infini-Tropolis

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                • #9
                  Really interested in this genre. Have only seen the Sasori (1,3, and 4) flicks.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WodenHorde View Post
                    Two films Synapse are putting out this spring on DVD under the Pinky Violence Collection.

                    Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1971)
                    Wandering Ginza She-Cat Gambler (1972)


                    The "Wandering Ginza Butterfly" films starring Meiko Kaji. Both directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi (Delinquent Girl Boss Worthless to Confess, Masutatsu Oyama Trilogy).
                    Thanks for that info. I almost just got bootlegs of them, but I'll wait now.

                    Has anyone seen the first Stray Cat Rock film? I thought it was pretty good despite the random musical interludes that were clearly included just to pad out the running time..

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for that info. I almost just got bootlegs of them, but I'll wait now.
                      Honestly, the Wandering Ginza duo are both pretty bland entries in Kaji's career. She Cat Gambler is an improvement because it at least has Sonny Chiba, but both are still kinda forgettable films.

                      Yeah, love the Stray Cat Rock series. Really amusing.
                      Fiber > monsters

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                      • #12
                        I got a book in the mail today that has a pretty decent section on Pinky Violence, titled Tokyoscope:The Japanese Cult Film Companion.

                        It also covers Yakuza Eiga, Kaiju Eiga, etc.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Doc View Post
                          I got a book in the mail today that has a pretty decent section on Pinky Violence, titled Tokyoscope:The Japanese Cult Film Companion.

                          It also covers Yakuza Eiga, Kaiju Eiga, etc.
                          You should check out Chris D.'s book THE OUTLAW MASTERS OF JAPANESE FILM. Good book.
                          www.filmsthatwitnessmadness.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DaveG View Post
                            You should check out Chris D.'s book THE OUTLAW MASTERS OF JAPANESE FILM. Good book.
                            Good to know. I have it ordered but it hasn't arrived yet.

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                            • #15
                              So far my favorites:

                              Female Prisoner the first one
                              School of the Holy Beast
                              Sex and Fury

                              Pretty Good:

                              Red Handcuffs
                              Lady Snowblood
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