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Caterpillar
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:27 pm  Reply with quote



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This film just fascinates me. I like to picture a meeting in a conference room at Shin Toho Studios in late 1975 or maybe early 1976. A number of Japanese men in suits, looking the part of serious businessmen, sit around a table and discuss what kind of movies they are going to make. Suddenly, someone suggests an anthology film about vaginal mutilation. There is some hesitation but the vote in unanimous. CRUELTY OF THE FEMALE INQUISITION (Zankyaku Onna Keishi) is given the go ahead and Shinya Yamamoto is brought on board as director.

When I said anthology film I wasn't kidding. CRUELTY OF THE FEMALE INQUISITION is a series of shortish episodes that take place at various points in Japanese history. The only thing they have in common is that at the end some pussy flesh is ripped, torn, burned etc.

The first story takes place during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). A general comes home from war only to find his daughter having an affair with some young lad. That bitch must be punished! So they stick some bamboo rod up her cooch.

Second story is about a farmer who comes home from work to find his wife doing it with some priest. So he takes the huge fucking scissors he used for work and stabs her in the crotch. Repeatedly.

The remaining stories concern an ukiyoe artist's exploits, a princess getting her pussy torn apart by a bunch of horny ninjas and a female convict having her labia roasted during interrogation.

Yeah, this film is kinda fucked up.

If you have seen stuff like Teruo Ishii's JOY OF TORTURE then you can probably picture how this film works structurally. I should also say that since this is a Japanese film and was made in the 70ies you never actually see any close ups of cunt-flesh or even bush. It's all very effectively suggested and sold through the actresses performances.

No DVD release exists but the Japanese VHS (no subtitles, duh) is not too hard to track down.

You can peep the cover artwork here (not worksave):

http://www.ofdb.de/view.php?page=fassung&fid=98758&vid=165142

It may be interesting to know that director Shinya Yamamoto went on to direct the one and only Harry Reems (he of DEEP THROAT) in HARRY AND THE GEISHA (Ikenie no Onna-tachi) two years later. That film ends with Harry (who has gotten a cock transplant from a stallion) doggie-stylin' it with a horse that wears a bride outfit.

In other words, if you're a demented freak, pinku eiga is where it's at.
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gprime
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:08 pm  Reply with quote



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This film also goes by the name of "(Japanese) History Of Womens Torture". I have a fogged dvd-r under said title. It was decent, but nothing notable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:20 pm  Reply with quote



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gprime wrote:
This film also goes by the name of "(Japanese) History Of Womens Torture". I have a fogged dvd-r under said title. It was decent, but nothing notable.


Yeah, that's another of its bootleg titles. Literally, it'd translate as:

Zankyaku (Cruelty) Onna (Women) Kei (Punishment) Shi (History)

A correct translation might be "History of the Cruel Punishment of Women".

And I obviously quite disagree. The simple fact that it's a film that focuses on vagina mutilation makes it very, very notable. I'll take this one over Teruo Ishii's torture films any time, though it of course pales in comparison to something like SHOGUN'S SADISM.
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greenterror
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:56 pm  Reply with quote



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i've been meaning to check this one out for years, but i forgot about it, thanks for the remind!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 pm  Reply with quote



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Distribution rights for this film are now being offered by Geta under the title "The Cruel History of Prisoners":

http://www.getafilms.com/geta/data/z/Zangyaku_Jyokeishi/Zangyaku_Jyokeishi.html

Actually they offer the rights to a lot of 70ies and 80ies films from Shin Toho in addition to plenty of more recent pink stuff.
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