MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 37,172 this week

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

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 527 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 11 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(comic), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 80 titles
created 28 Dec 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Mar 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Star of David: Beauty Hunting (1979)

Star of David: Beauty Hunting (1979) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star of David: Beauty Hunting.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the mysterious death of her mother, a young woman chooses to enter a convent to find out what happened. As soon as the door closes to the nunnery, the nuns start torturing the woman. ... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Yumi Takigawa, Emiko Yamauchi, Yayoi Watanabe
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three new students at a super-strict girl's school must face off with a repressive school administration, the sadistic, murderous student discipline brigade and corrupt politicians over the... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Seiko Saburi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Chûsei Sone
Stars: Yûki Mizuhara, Keizô Kanie, Jun Aki
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Erotic drama set in an underground Tokyo club called The Bedroom, where the female clientele are drugged into a trance-like state and are subjected to different styles of bizarre, ... See full summary »

Director: Hisayasu Satô
Stars: Kiyomi Itô, Momori Asano, Kyôko Nakamura
Blind Love (2005)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Daisuke Gotô
Stars: Konatsu, Shôta Kotaki, Yôta Kawase
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At 24, Asima lives with her father and works as an office girl, watching men get promoted and having their pick of the young women in the steno pool. She appears removed from it all, but ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma
Stars: Asami Ogawa, Michio Hino, Tatsuya Hamaguchi
Debauchery (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) A jaded housewife joins a secret member's only club in an attempt to salvage her bored marriage in this Japanese cult classic.

Director: Hidehiro Ito
Stars: Ryoko Watanabe, Serina Nishikawa, Tatsuya Nanjô
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Yukio Noda
Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Eiji Gô, Tetsurô Tanba
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mirai, a high school girl, is transferred to an upscale private girls school. She soon finds out the school not only cultivates young minds, but also supplies young bodies to rich ... See full summary »

Director: Mototsugu Watanabe
Stars: Kyôko Hashimoto, Ayumi Taguchi, Yutaka Ikejima
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At his working place, Kozo and his colleague gangrape the boss' teenage daughter. Then, on the highway, he picks up a red-haired woman walking on the road back to his home. She ends up ... See full summary »

Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Stars: Junko Miyashita, Renji Ishibashi, Ako
Yeuk saat (1994)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A psychopathic rapist, who attacks women that wear red, runs a home for children with learning difficulties, and rapes a girl there who he sees wearing a red dress, leading to a revenge plot by the girl's social worker.

Director: Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang
Stars: Lily Chung, Money Lo, Ben Ng
Rape! (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A rape victim realizes that she enjoys sexual assault and continuously offers herself to be raped while searching for her original rapist.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
Stars: Natsuko Yashiro, Akemi Nijo, Naomi Tani
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hiromi Namino ...
Yumiko Miyahara / Pure and Innocent Girl
Shun Domon ...
Tatsuya Jinno
Shôhei Yamamoto ...
Genpei Hirukawa / Tatsuya's Real Father
Asami Ogawa ...
Kiyomi Nishizaki / High School Girl
Natsuko Yashiro ...
Jun Yashioji / Idol Singer
Yuka Asagiri ...
Machiko Sugimura / Idol Singer's Assistant
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Yasuyuki Jinno / Tatsuya's Step Father
Yûko Asuka ...
Tokie Jinno / Tatsuya's Mother
Rei Okamoto ...
Saeko Nakazato / Bar Hostess
Bin Moritsuka ...
Prof.Takayuki Miyahara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatsuya Hamaguchi ...
Hotel Receptionist
Akiko Hyûga ...
Kiyoko Toyoda / Girl with Bicycle
Noboru Mitani ...
Sakuzô / Man in Flop House
Toshihiko Oda ...
Jun's Manager
Nagatoshi Sakamoto ...
Mogi
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1979 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Star of David  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a precursor (of sorts) to "American Psycho"
6 October 2005 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

When a man's wife is raped and impregnated by a serial killer, the result is a handsome playboy who grows up with a fetish for sex, torture, and murder. This Japanese production is like a morality play with no morals, with a protagonist who is at once charming, intelligent, and unredeemable; the multi-layered script fleshes out the character and those he abducts, and makes some surprisingly insightful observations about a society fixated on religion, morals, and beauty. While not achieving a balanced mix of depravity and fascination like Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Salo," "Beautiful Girl Hunter" comes close enough, though the violence and sexual content becomes excessive near the end.

6.5/10


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Star of David: Beauty Hunting (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?