Down 23,671 this week

Beast of the East (1948)
"Outrages of the Orient" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.7/10 from 15 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Recreation of the widespread rapes and murders of Phillippino women by Japanese soldiers during WWII.

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 342 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
a list of 339 titles
created 09 Sep 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Beast of the East (1948)

Beast of the East (1948) on IMDb 3.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beast of the East.


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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See women tortured with unspeakable barbarity!


Drama | War






Release Date:

1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atrocities of the Orient  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

26 April 2001 | by (Buffalo, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

Atrocities of the Orient was released here in the states in 1959, and its content is rather shocking considering that. The film concerns the 1944 Japanese invasion of the Philipines featuring the rape and torture of natives by the "sadistic" Japanese. The version of the film that I viewed appeared to be pretty severely cut...the film was almost unintelligible. Cuts would eliminate dialogue or part of the next scene, so I have no clue where one would even find an uncut version of the film. Otherwise, this is an interesting anomoly piece, if nothing else. The film quality was rather bad, like I said, but the film was still fairly interesting, with the plight of the Filipino soldiers played out with cheaply fabricated war scenes. An interesting piece of film for history buffs, or those looking for a bizarre piece of film from years past.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Correction for the reviewer... dave_silverman
Discuss Beast of the East (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page