Gregor's Grindhouse Top 50: Japanese Exploitation/Pinky Violence & Roman Porno

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1. Visitor Q (2001)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

Votes: 13,917

2. Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

During the Meiji era, a gambler called Ocho takes revenge on three gangsters who killed her father, shelters a wanted anarchist and confronts a British spy.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Akemi Negishi, Ryôko Ema, Yôko Hori

Votes: 2,821

Sex and Fury

3. Poruno jidaigeki: Bôhachi bushidô (1973)

81 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A nihilistic ronin joins the immoral Bohachi clan, which intends to take control over the local prostitution industry.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gorô Ibuki, Tatsuo Endô, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 499

Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight

4. Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, a brutal policewoman is released from jail and sent after them.

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Eiji Gô, Tetsurô Tanba, Hideo Murota

Votes: 778

Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs

5. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 2,817

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

6. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Yukie Kagawa, Kayoko Shiraishi

Votes: 2,109

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

7. Flower and Snake (2004)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

Tôyama, a weak-willed businessman, is in debt to the Yakuza; they also have a video of him bribing a government minister. To clear his debts, he agrees to let them drug and kidnap his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Renji Ishibashi, Ken'ichi Endô, Misaki Mori

Votes: 968

8. Kyôfu joshikôkô: Bôkô rinchi kyôshitsu (1973)

88 min | Action, Crime

Three new students at a super strict girls' school face off against the oppressive administration, a corrupt politician and a sadistic student discipline brigade.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Seiko Saburi, Misuzu Ôta

Votes: 648

Terrifying Girls' High School 2: Lynch Law Classroom

9. Beautiful Girl Hunter (1979)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mansion of a wealthy and privileged family and rapes the young wife in front of her bound ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiromi Namino, Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa, Shun Domon

Votes: 707

Beautiful Girl Hunter

10. Dan Oniroku nawa to hada (1979)

70 min | Crime

Okoma (literally, Red Cherry) was a woman gambler until she retired from the yakuza world. Two years later, she returns home, and finds that the big boss has been assassinated and his ... See full summary »

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Naomi Tani, Junko Miyashita, Yuri Yamashina, Ren Seido

Votes: 70

Rope & Skin

11. Sukeban gerira (1972)

84 min | Action

Members of the Red Helmet biker girl gang wind up in Kyoto, where they get into conflict with other girl gangs and local yakuza thugs.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Emi Jô, Linda Kimoto

Votes: 511

Sukeban 3: Girl Boss Guerilla

12. Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)

71 min | Drama, Romance

A woman must endure an extreme ritual when her ex-husband, who has recently escaped from jail, kidnaps her.

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Terumi Azuma, Hidetoshi Kageyama

Votes: 430

Wife To Be Sacrificed

13. Zenka onna: Koroshi-bushi (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After her father is exploited and killed by a yakuza gang, a tough woman, fresh out of prison, exacts her revenge over said gang with the help of three girls she met in prison.

Director: Atsushi Mihori | Stars: Reiko Ike, Miki Sugimoto, Chiyoko Kazama, Masami Sôda

Votes: 446

Criminal Woman: Killing Melody

14. Girl Boss Revenge: Sukeban (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A group of girls find themselves immersed in an Osaka gangland war when they escape from a detention transport. They form their own gang called The Gypsies.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Misuzu Ôta, Hiromi Sairaiji

Votes: 225

Sukeban 4: Girl Boss: Revenge

15. Yasagure anego den: Sôkatsu rinchi (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Reiko Ike, Makoto Aikawa, Arumi Kuri, Meika Seri

Votes: 718

Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture

16. Freeze Me (2000)

101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

54 Metascore

Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Harumi Inoue, Shingo Tsurumi, Kazuki Kitamura, Shunsuke Matsuoka

Votes: 1,642

17. Zubekô banchô: Zange no neuchi mo nai (1971)

86 min | Action

Juvenile delinquent Rika gets released from the reform school and ends up protecting the debt-ridden father of her friend from local gangsters.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Reiko Oshida, Junzaburô Ban, Nobuo Kaneko, Yumiko Katayama

Votes: 339

Delinquent Girl Boss 4: Worthless To Confess

18. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Matsu is sheltered by an incestuous prostitute on her run from the police, her ex-prison mate and a cop whose arm she hacked off.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Reisen Ri, Yayoi Watanabe

Votes: 1,166

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable

19. Konketsuji Rika (1972)

92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Rika Aoki, Kazuko Nagamoto, Masami Souda, Michi Nono

Votes: 173


20. School of the Holy Beast (1974)

91 min | Drama, Thriller

In order to investigate her mother's strange death, a woman enters a sacred convent run by hypocritical, perverse nuns.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Yumi Takigawa, Emiko Yamauchi, Yayoi Watanabe, Ryouko Ima

Votes: 1,298

21. Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell (1985)

67 min | Horror

A teacher is assaulted by children at her new job in the country. Then the torture begins.

Director: Masahito Segawa | Stars: Ran Masaki, Seiichirô Fukuyama, Nobutaka Masutomi, Saori Mizuno

Votes: 275

Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell

22. Nawa to chibusa (1983)

69 min | Drama

Sayo is running a traveling SM show with her husband, where she plays the bottom, and gets increasingly bored with her life. During their tour in Kyoto, they are arranged by a well-off ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Nami Matsukawa, Ryôsei Tayama, Izumi Shima, Izumi Sagawa

Votes: 47

Rope and Breasts

23. In the Realm of Sex (1977)

86 min | Comedy

Satirizing the Roman Porno genre, and the Office Lady Journal series in particular. Naomi Tani and Yuko Katagiri appear as themselves in the film, making fun of their on-screen personae.

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa, Hirotarô Honda, Yûko Katagiri

Votes: 33

In the Realm of Sex

24. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 1,088

Horror of the Malformed Men

25. Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (1973)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rica wanting a new start leaves her friends and past life behind or at least that is what she thinks as trouble always seems to find her. She looks into a ship that exploded and all ... See full summary »

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Rika Aoki, Ryunosuke Minegishi, Taiji Tonoyama, Mizuho Suzuki

Votes: 87

Rica 2

26. Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Once again on the lam, Matsu is helped by a strip club worker who holds a grudge against the detective who's trying to find her.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Masakazu Tamura, Yumi Kanei, Hiroshi Tsukata

Votes: 870

Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song

27. Kyôfu joshikôkô: Onna bôryoku kyôshitsu (1972)

79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Delinquent girl boss meets and conflicts with an orphan girl who lives an isolated life after the dramatic deaths of her parents. She plays the piano, but stands up against her lecherous guardian, who is also a school official.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Natsuko Miura, Masataka Naruse, Ryôko Ema

Votes: 46

Terrifing Girls' High School 1: Women's Violent Classroom

28. Debauchery (1983)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

(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, Mizuho Nakagawa

Votes: 114


29. Fairy in a Cage (1977)

70 min | Drama

During World War II, the tyrannical Judge Murayama uses his military power to imprison and torture innocent people. Suspected of helping an anti-government movement, the lovely Namiji ... See full summary »

Director: Kôyû Ohara | Stars: Naomi Tani, Tatsuya Hamaguchi, Minoru Ôkôchi, Ichiro Kijima

Votes: 180

Fairy in a Cage

31. Queen Bee Strikes Again (1971)

Action, Crime, Drama

In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it's way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Yukie Kagawa, Shinsuke Taki, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 110

Sukeban 1: Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Counterattack

32. Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge (1972)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When two Girl Bosses fight each other over territory, their enmity is difficult to solve - they are equals in looks, strength, determination, and power of their respective girl gangs. So, ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Chiyoko Kazama, Asao Koike, Ichirô Araki

Votes: 67

Sukeban 2: Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge

33. Orgies of Edo (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

A collection of stories dealing with punishment towards women.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto, Masumi Tachibana, Michiko Ai

Votes: 188

Orgies Of Edo

35. Snake and Whip (1986)

70 min | Drama, Thriller

Young, ravishingly beautiful girl accepts a lucrative job as a secretary. Pretty soon company boss makes a pass at her in an abrupt manner. When outraged girl slaps him in the face, the man... See full summary »

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Ran Masaki, Yûichi Minato, Izumi Shima, Ryûichi Yabuki

Votes: 67

Snake and Whip

36. Female Prisoner: Cage (1983)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An inmate attempts to escape from prison and is confronted by the guard.

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Mina Asami, Ryoko Watanabe, Nami Matsukawa, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 116

Female Prisoner Caged

37. Female Teacher Rope Hell (1981)

81 min | Drama

Sayuri ,a female teacher is abducted ,imprisoned and tortured by a pervert.

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Junko Mabuki, Miki Yamaji, Ryôichi Kusanagi, Shinji Sekikawa

Votes: 53

Female Teacher Rope Hell

38. Rope Cosmetology (1978)

67 min | Drama

Kanako meets a BDSM artist, who teaches women an extreme form of erotic submission - how to act like female dogs. It's ruff and he even brings a real dog for her, but she goes with it. This improves her and her geeky husband's marriage.

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Naomi Tani, Aoi Nakajima, Tayori Hinatsu, Akira Takahashi

Votes: 128

Rope Cosmetology

39. Sex Hunter (1980)

67 min | Drama

A beautiful young ballet dancer is accepted into a prestigious and exclusive dance academy. Overjoyed at the opportunity to further her career and repair her relationship with her boyfriend... See full summary »

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda | Stars: Erina Miyai, Ayako Ôta, Rei Asô, Terry Hawkins

Votes: 119

Sex Hunter

40. Tokyo Bad Girls (1970)

Action, Drama

The first film in the Delinquent Girl Boss series sees Rika as a freshly graduated reform school delinquent. After a brief introductory sequence on campus, we flash forward to the outside ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Reiko Oshida, Masumi Tachibana, Yukie Kagawa, Keiko Fuji

Votes: 97

Delinquent Girl Boss 1: Blossoming Night Dreams

41. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 257

The Joy of Torture

43. Noble Lady Bound Vase (1977)

73 min | Drama, Romance

Yoshitarô, a wealthy but ignorant landowner buys, who lives in the modern city. One day the landowner's sister moves in with them after she runs away from her husband. She is fascinated by ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Hitoshi Takagi, Tokuko Watanabe, Akira Hanagami

Votes: 59

Noble Lady Bound Vase

44. Tattooed Flower Vase (1976)

74 min | Drama

Ms. Yoshino - respectable lady and attractive widow leads a quiet peaceful life with his teenage daughter Takako . However, their life changes radically when fate confronts both with Hideo ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Takako Kitagawa, Hiroshi Chô, Genshû Hanayagi

Votes: 180

Tattooed Flower Vase

45. Flower & Snake II (2005)

118 min | Drama

Tooyama, an aging impotent art critic, sends his much-younger wife, Shizuko, to Paris to evaluate the work of Ikegami, an artist he sponsors. She discovers she's curious about ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Ken'ichi Endô, Fujiko, Mieko Arai

Votes: 380

Flower & Snake 2

46. Flower and Snake (1974)

74 min | Drama, Thriller

The elderly Senzô Tôyama (Nagatoshi Sakamoto) orders his employee, Makoto Katagiri (Yasunori Ishizu), to kidnap and train his wife Shizuko (Naomi Tani) in order to break her pride so that she will submit to his desires.

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Hijiri Abe, Willy Dozy

Votes: 280

Flower & Snake '74

48. Jitsuroku Abe Sada (1975)

85 min | Biography, Drama

A true-life tale of a broken woman whose hedonistic tryst with a high-class restaurateur resulted in a horrific crime of passion that littered Tokyo headlines in 1936.

Director: Noboru Tanaka | Stars: Junko Miyashita, Eimei Esumi, Genshû Hanayagi, Yoshie Kitsuda

Votes: 479

A Woman Called Abe Sada

Cruelty: Black Rose Torture