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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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Tatsuya Jinnô
Rei Okamoto ...
Saeko Nakazato
Yuka Asagiri ...
Machiko Sugimoto
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Yasuhisa Jinnô
Shôhei Yamamoto ...
Genpei Hirukawa
Nagatoshi Sakamoto ...
Noboru Mitani ...
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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Star of David  »

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Not for most tastes - or those wishing to stay awake
11 February 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is a well made beautiful film about the kidnap and torture of women. Its great to look at but I have yet to determine why I should want to watch it. Don't get me wrong it has nothing to do with refined sensibilities, I can enjoy twisted exploitation as well as anyone, but there's simply something wrong.

I think the problem with it is that its rather a dull movie. Terrible things happen to good looking woman...and thats about it. There is some attempt at character, but its not all that interesting. Its as if its trying to be more than the bondage porno it is.

I had been drawn to the film when I had read several articles that mentioned its bad reputation, so when I found a cheap copy I figured I'd give it a try. Perhaps back in 1979 it was something, but today with these jaded eyes its unremarkable. I've seen films of every sort and this one didn't strike as much of anything.

Will you find it offensive? If naked tortured women offends you, or you have stayed in the mainstream in your tastes, you probably will be offended or made uncomfortable, but for anyone else, this is probably going to bore you much more than it will shock or excite you. It has not lived up to its reputation.

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