MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,082 this week

The Joy of Torture (1968)
"Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi" (original title)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 190 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 209 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 211 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Joy of Torture (1968)

The Joy of Torture (1968) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Joy of Torture.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In PORNO PERIOD DRAMA, Tetsuro Tanba plays a nihilistic ronin who faces down the "Clan of the Forgotten Eight", who got their name because they lost all their basic emotions like conscience... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gorô Ibuki, Tatsuo Endô
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three new students at a super-strict girl's school must face off with a repressive school administration, the sadistic, murderous student discipline brigade and corrupt politicians over the... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Seiko Saburi
Orgies of Edo (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto, Masumi Tachibana
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Members of a film crew making a soft core porn are dismembered by a demon in a warehouse.

Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu
Stars: Saeko Kizuki, Naomi Hagio, Megumi Kawashima
Hell (1999)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A frenzied cult classic by Teruo Ishii, the Japanese master of all thing taboo. 16 year old Rika wants to leave a murderous cult but she is sent to Hell where she meets demons and souls who... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Mutsumi Fujita, Hisayoshi Hirayama, Michiko Maeda
Screwed (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

It has been two years since unsuccessful cartoonist, Tsube (Asano), started to live with Kuniko (Fujitani) casually in a small apartment. They are in the depths of poverty and can no longer... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Miki Fujitani, Yûko Fujimori
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there. Successful for a short time ... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Emi Jo
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Yukio Noda
Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Eiji Gô, Tetsurô Tanba
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mason of a wealthy and privileged family and rapes the young wife in front of her bound husband.... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Hiromi Namino, Shun Domon, Shôhei Yamamoto
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents' leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Sada Abe, Yukie Kagawa, Yoshi Katô
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two restaurant employees begin a torturous and sexual killing spree after they accidentally kill a hitch hiker and find that murder and mutilation is their mutual aphrodisiac.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
Stars: Tamaki Katsura, Yuri Yamashina, Natsuko Yashiro
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Teruo Yoshida ...
Shinzô / Yoshioka (plays two parts)
Masumi Tachibana ...
Mitsu
Fumio Watanabe ...
Ichinoshin Nanbara
Reiko Mikasa ...
Hana
Miki Obana ...
Myôshin - Nun
Yukie Kagawa ...
Reihô
Shin'ichirô Hayashi ...
Syunkai
Asao Koike ...
Horichô
Kichijirô Ueda ...
Minosuke
Tamaki Sawa ...
Kimichô - Geisha Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mie Hanabusa ...
Sonei
Keiko Kojima ...
Ikue
Yûko Minakaze ...
Japanese restaurant Madam
Ryôta Minowada ...
Kanta
Kinji Nakamura ...
Awajinokami Yamano
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 September 1968 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Punishment of the Tokugawa Women  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Shogun's Sadism (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very harsh Japanese torture film.
25 October 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Shogun's Joy Of Torture" is the first part in Teruo Ishii's so-called "Tokugawa Series".This episode is set in seventeenth century Japan,when members of the Tokugawa clan ruled the country with fear and terror.Punishment for those who broke the rules set by the Shogunate was brutal and severe."Shogun's Joy Of Torture" tells three terrifying stories about guilt,crime,and punishment.The film is loaded with some truly shocking torture scenes,so some unprepared viewers will be offended.Women are decapitated,burned alive,beaten,whipped or torn in two by oxen.The production values are high,the cinematography is polished and the soundtrack is moody and sad."Joy of Torture" spawned seven sequels from Teruo Ishii.All of them are truly sadistic spectacles of violence and misogyny,so fans of Japanese exploitation should check them out.9 out of 10.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Joy of Torture (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?