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Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku (1969)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  2 May 1969 (Japan)
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Credited cast:
Teruo Yoshida ...
Masumi Tachibana ...
Asao Koike ...
Yumiko Katayama ...
Mieko Fujimoto ...
Otatsu - Daikoku-ya Owner
Haruo Tanaka ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitsuko Aoi ...
Gannosuke Ashiya ...
Reiichi Hatanaka ...
Tattoo Artist B
Shin'ichirô Hayashi ...
Kiyoshi Hitomi ...
Daikoku-ya's Visitor B
Yusuf Hoffman ...
Yoshihiro Igarashi ...
Tattoo Artist A
Yukie Kagawa ...
The Head woman of a prison
Kei Katayama ...
Prostitute A


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Inferno of Torture  »

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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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