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Poruno jidaigeki: Bôhachi bushidô (1973)

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


Teruo Ishii


San Kaji (screenplay), Kazuo Koike (comic) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Tetsurô Tanba ... Shinô Ashita - the Assassin
Gorô Ibuki ... Kesazô
Tatsuo Endô ... Shirobei Daimon
Ryôhei Uchida Ryôhei Uchida ... Kurokuwamon no Ozunu (Ninja)
Yuriko Hishimi Yuriko Hishimi ... Omon
Keiko Aikawa Keiko Aikawa ... Oriku
Rena Ichinose Rena Ichinose ... Otoki
Emi Katsura Emi Katsura
Ruriko Ikejima Ruriko Ikejima ... Okô
Shiro Kuno Shiro Kuno ... Hemejirô
Kyôichi Satô Kyôichi Satô ... One-Eyed Kanji
Keishiro Kojima Keishiro Kojima ... The Visitor in Bath House
Ryota Tamagawa Ryota Tamagawa
Kiyoshi Hitomi Kiyoshi Hitomi ... The Man Selling Newspaper
Shôki Fukae Shôki Fukae ... Sanjirô


In PORNO PERIOD DRAMA, Tetsuro Tanba plays a nihilistic ronin who faces down the "Clan of the Forgotten Eight", who got their name because they lost all their basic emotions like conscience, gratitude, loyalty, shame etc. With his sword Onibouchou (literally: Ogre's Kitchen Knife!) Tanba's character hacks into their ranks in ways that has limbs and severed heads fly everywhere and the blood flows in rivers! On his way, he only stops to take every woman he meets, forcefully if need be! Written by Caterpillar

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1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight
2 August 2016 | by mevmijaumauSee all my reviews

This film, also known as Bohachi Bushido: Porno Period Piece, is one of many wacky achievements by schlock-meister Teruo Ishii (based on a short manga by LWaC creator Kazuo Koike). Outrageously cheesy and sleazy, it never disappoints in delivering what it's set out to: lots of tits, lots of blood.

Tetsuro Tanba plays a stone-faced suicidally depressed ronin who joins an extremely immoral clan which turns women into prostitutes through rape and torture, only to rule over the local prostitution industry. It's never clear what the depression aspect of his character actually adds to the story, so that was kinda disappointing. Then again, this probably isn't the type of film where you can expect fully fleshed out characters.

Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of swordfights and nudity. Naked women being tortured, naked women raping nuns, naked women engaging in swordfights, naked women casually walking around, the protagonist slaughtering everyone while on opium, entertaining sleaze all around. The dialogue is sometimes didactic ("He stabs himself to get rid of opium's effects": Okay, thanks, I understood it fine), but who cares, really. Definitely check this out if you're into the pinky violence subgenre.

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