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Inferno of Torture (1969)
"Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  2 May 1969 (Japan)
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Teruo Yoshida ...
Horihide
Masumi Tachibana ...
Osuzu
Asao Koike ...
Horitatsu
Yumiko Katayama ...
Yumi
Mieko Fujimoto ...
Otatsu - Daikoku-ya Owner
Haruo Tanaka ...
Samejima
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Mitsuko Aoi ...
Okinu
Gannosuke Ashiya ...
Onikichi
Reiichi Hatanaka ...
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Shin'ichirô Hayashi ...
Genzô
Kiyoshi Hitomi ...
Daikoku-ya's Visitor B
Yusuf Hoffman ...
Clayton
Yoshihiro Igarashi ...
Tattoo Artist A
Yukie Kagawa ...
The Head woman of a prison
Kei Katayama ...
Prostitute A
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There's no such thing as "gore for gore's sake."
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I love these bourgeois lemmings weaned on swill like The Exorcist, Alien, Jaws, The Omen, Poltergeist, The Silence of the Lambs, and other such Hollywood swill. They love to talk about "storytelling" and movies where you "care about the characters," as if that were the only one way of making a legitimate horror film (and let's face it: the "characterizations" in these films are often laughable in their pretensions and shallowness). Here's a bit of news for those who haven't figured it out yet: there's no such thing as "gore for gore's sake." There's only apologetic gore and unapologetic gore. Ishii was a terrific filmmaker. You people need to expand your horizons beyond Stephen King. (A great writer, by the way.)


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