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Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

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 »

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Teruo Ishii

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Teruo Ishii
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Cast

Credited cast:
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida ... Shinzô / Mitsu's brother / Yoshioka (plays two parts)
Masumi Tachibana Masumi Tachibana ... Mitsu / Shinzô's sister
Fumio Watanabe ... Ichinoshin Nanbara
Reiko Mikasa Reiko Mikasa ... Hana
Miki Obana Miki Obana ... Myôshin - Nun
Yukie Kagawa Yukie Kagawa ... Reihô
Shin'ichirô Hayashi Shin'ichirô Hayashi ... Syunkai
Asao Koike Asao Koike ... Horichô
Kichijirô Ueda ... Minosuke
Tamaki Sawa Tamaki Sawa ... Kimichô - Geisha Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mie Hanabusa ... Sonei
Keiko Kojima Keiko Kojima ... Ikue
Yûko Minakaze Yûko Minakaze ... Japanese restaurant Madam
Ryôta Minowada Ryôta Minowada ... Kanta
Kinji Nakamura Kinji Nakamura ... Awajinokami Yamano
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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, and now sister Mitsu is forced to give herself to her brother's boss Mr. Mino in order to help pay for Shinza's doctor bills. The second segment is about the arrival of mother Reiho and her servant Rintoku at the Jukuin monastery. The monastery is located near a temple inhabited by priests and one day when one of them named Shunkei runs by Reiho he arouses something inside of her. The final segment is about a tattoo artist named Horicho who has just given Kimicho his greatest tattoo to date. While showing his work off to a group of people, a man named Lord Nambera walks by mocking the tattoo and its lack of realism.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 September 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Punishment of the Tokugawa Women See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by The Joy of Torture 2: Oxen Split Torturing (1976) See more »

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Japanese torture extravaganza!
23 October 2000 | by RobertNorwaySee all my reviews

Teruo Ishii's extremely provocative movie set in the 1600 in feudal Japan. 3 short stories dealing with punishment and torture. The first deals with incest where a woman is beaten and tortured to death for having an affair with her dying brother. The second is about lesbian nuns and the third story shows a crazy tattoo artist who kidnaps a woman to use as his canvas. Even though this movie is over 35 years old, the effects and the gore are amazing! Humans burned at barbeques, decapitations and more torture than you could possibly wish for makes this classic videonasty a must have for all fans of good and gory movies!

Don't miss out on the even more extreme sequel; The Joys of Torture 2: Oxen Split Torturing!


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