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Star of David: Beauty Hunting (1979)
"Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  27 October 1979 (Japan)
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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 »

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Hiromi Namino ...
Yumiko Miyahara
Natsuko Yashiro ...
Jun Yashioji
Asami Ogawa ...
Kiyomi Nishizaki
Shun Domon ...
Tatsuya Jinnô
Rei Okamoto ...
Saeko Nakazato
Yuka Asagiri ...
Machiko Sugimoto
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Yasuhisa Jinnô
Shôhei Yamamoto ...
Genpei Hirukawa
Nagatoshi Sakamoto ...
Mogi
Noboru Mitani ...
Sakuzô
Bin Moritsuka ...
Takayuki Miyahara
Akira Takahashi ...
Old Detective with Hat
Hiroshi Ichimura
Toshihiko Oda ...
Jun's Manager
Tatsuya Hamaguchi ...
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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. A year later, the son conceived by the rapist comes into the world. At the age of sixteen, he studies Nazi atrocities in history class, and feels the awakening of his inner brutality. The time has come. He launches a journey to let off a long-held grudge against the abusive foster father and to seek out a reunion with his genetic dad. He lures out his real father through newspaper ads and invites him to the secret torture chamber in the basement of the house where he confines abducted girls. Their feast of lust and perversion has now begun. Written by Nikkatsu

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Sensational stuff
29 December 2003 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

In two words: Sensational Stuff.

Films like this ("Star of David: Beauty Hunting" aka "Beautiful Girl Hunter") simply go places most other films fear to tread, and this is a route many (mostly unseen) Japanese shockers have taken.

As film's plot has already been described here, there's no reason for me to rehash that.

Suffice to say that, as an insatiable connoisseur of twisted and unique world cinema, I hold this film in very high regard and admire it for its amazing audaciousness and gorgeous aesthetics.

From the classical score, superb Bunto Sagawawa turn as an older generation rapist, to the elegantly directed scenes of graphic S & M to the erotically charged molestation scenes, this is the real deal and a credit to Nikkatsu for sinking major bucks into it.

Only the Japanese provide budgets this large for subjects this inflammatory and you've gotta love that.

The scenes of sexual abuse are both beautiful and brutal and the production design (the torture chamber, especially) is amazing.

Don't miss it!


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