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Beast of the East (1948)

Outrages of the Orient (original title)
Recreation of the widespread rapes and murders of Filipina women by Japanese soldiers during WWII.


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Credited cast:
Linda Estrella
Alma Rosa Aguirre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teddy Benavidez ...
(as Teddy Benavides)
Bimbo Danao
Mona Lisa
Fernando Royo


A docu-drama recreating the rape and plundering conducted by WWII Japanese troops against the Filipino people. A curious mixture of documentary and exploitation, with shots of Japanese soldiers ripping shirts off young women. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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See women tortured with unspeakable barbarity!


Drama | War






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1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atrocities of the Orient  »

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1.37 : 1
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An interesting Anomoly
28 April 2001 | by (Buffalo, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

The story here is concerned with the efforts of the Filipino citizens to combat the invasion of the Japanese in 1944 during WWII. It starts off looking like a war film, with cheaply simulated battle scenes. Of course, it is more of a propaganda piece depicting the Japanese as sadistic maniacs only concerned with rape, beheadings, and pillaging. The print I viewed seemed to be heavily cut (?), and I have to say I doubt this film has been seen in years...it is very obscure with very rough subject matter for its time. It is an interesting piece, for those who are interested enough to sit thorough it. Like I said, the version I saw looked to be heavily cut, and it was almost unintelligible. Pieces of dialog were missing, and various unrelated shots were inserted that made the plot nearly impossible to follow completely. For history buffs, or fans of bizarre filmmakking, this one is definitely a unique work, but again, I doubt a complete version of the film exists.

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