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26 October 1974 (Japan) See more »
A woman must endure an extreme ritual when her ex-husband, who has recently escaped from jail, kidnaps her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Naomi Tani ... Akiko
Nagatoshi Sakamoto ... Kunisada
Terumi Azuma ... Kaoru
Hidetoshi Kageyama ... Kiyoshi
Tessen Nakahira ... Detective Miyoshi
Chigusa Takayama ... Haru
Tamaki Komiyama ... Detective Nakai
Saburô Shôji ... Hunter B
Bunta Tani ... Hunter A

Directed by
Masaru Konuma 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yôzô Tanaka 

Original Music by
Hajime Kaburagi  (as Taichi Tsukimizato)
Cinematography by
Masaru Mori 
Film Editing by
Atsushi Nabeshima 
Art Direction by
Izuo Tsuchiya 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Naosuke Kurosawa .... assistant director

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Also Known As:
"Ikenie fujin" - Japan (original title)
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71 min
Color (Nikkatsucolor)
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Sumptuously photographed S & M, 3 January 2004
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

Another Nikkatsu winner along the same plotlines as CAPTURED FOR SEX 2, though not quite as extreme, but more "arty".

A man kidnaps his ex-wife (the gorgeous Naomi Tani) and subjects her to various forms of humiliation and abuse. She finally stops resisting and embraces her submission.

A couple whose attempt at suicide fails are also thrown into the mix.

Films like this create a vision of hell for some, a vision of heaven for others. This is highly erotic and simple in its execution, but complex for its sexual politics.

Not great drama, but the sexual anarchy on screen is strangely beautiful and the film's general tone is deliciously subversive.

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