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Inferno of Torture (1969)

Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku (original title)
High demand for tattooed geisha generates an entire industry for their "production". Europeans pay more for tattooed beauties. Against this background, and considering the gorgeous tattooed... See full summary »

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Teruo Ishii
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida ... Horihide
Masumi Tachibana Masumi Tachibana ... Osuzu
Asao Koike ... Horitatsu
Yumiko Katayama Yumiko Katayama ... Yumi
Mieko Fujimoto Mieko Fujimoto ... Otatsu / Daikoku-ya Owner
Haruo Tanaka ... Samejima
Yoshihiro Igarashi Yoshihiro Igarashi ... Tattoo Artist 1
Reiichi Hatanaka Reiichi Hatanaka ... Tattoo Artist 2
Kei Katayama Kei Katayama ... Prostitute 1
Reiko Mikasa Reiko Mikasa ... Prostitute 2
Noriko Kuroda Noriko Kuroda ... Prostitute 3
Keiko Takagi Keiko Takagi ... Prostitute 4
Yukiko Misasa Yukiko Misasa ... Prostitute 5
Michiko Tsukasa Michiko Tsukasa ... Prostitute 6
Tôru Yuri Tôru Yuri ... Prisoner 1
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High demand for tattooed geisha generates an entire industry for their "production". Europeans pay more for tattooed beauties. Against this background, and considering the gorgeous tattooed women develop the history of confrontation between two highly skilled masters of tattoo.

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Gore for the sakes of gore
24 July 2004 | by gimmedacashSee all my reviews

Whatever happened to storytelling? That's the question that I was left asking myself after wasting time watching this movie. Yes, the gore scenes are plenty and creative, but the problem is that not once can you feel any kind of sympathy for people you don't know anything about. The so-called "love story" is a rushed into the first 2 minutes of the film and does nothing to help character development. The film shows absolutely nothing worth watching, even as a gore-hound I was left not caring that much about the torture scenes. This movie gave me no reason to care about any of it's characters of their story, it just relied on gore to shock me and I found that cheap and got more angry about losing precious time on this than on the gore itself. This movie is about torture, torture of it's audience that is.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 May 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Inferno of Torture See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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