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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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Credited cast:
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida ... Shinzô / Mitsu's brother / Yoshioka (plays two parts)
Masumi Tachibana Masumi Tachibana ... Mitsu / Shinzô's sister
Fumio Watanabe 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. Written by lament

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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

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Color (Fujicolor)

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

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Very harsh Japanese torture film.
25 October 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Shogun's Joy Of Torture" is the first part in Teruo Ishii's so-called "Tokugawa Series".This episode is set in seventeenth century Japan,when members of the Tokugawa clan ruled the country with fear and terror.Punishment for those who broke the rules set by the Shogunate was brutal and severe."Shogun's Joy Of Torture" tells three terrifying stories about guilt,crime,and punishment.The film is loaded with some truly shocking torture scenes,so some unprepared viewers will be offended.Women are decapitated,burned alive,beaten,whipped or torn in two by oxen.The production values are high,the cinematography is polished and the soundtrack is moody and sad."Joy of Torture" spawned seven sequels from Teruo Ishii.All of them are truly sadistic spectacles of violence and misogyny,so fans of Japanese exploitation should check them out.9 out of 10.


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