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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida ... Horihide
Masumi Tachibana Masumi Tachibana ... Osuzu
Asao Koike Asao Koike ... Horitatsu
Yumiko Katayama Yumiko Katayama ... Yumi
Mieko Fujimoto Mieko Fujimoto ... Otatsu / Daikoku-ya Owner
Haruo Tanaka 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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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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There's no such thing as "gore for gore's sake."
21 December 2008 | by dmacewenSee all my reviews

I love these bourgeois lemmings weaned on swill like The Exorcist, Alien, Jaws, The Omen, Poltergeist, The Silence of the Lambs, and other such Hollywood swill. They love to talk about "storytelling" and movies where you "care about the characters," as if that were the only one way of making a legitimate horror film (and let's face it: the "characterizations" in these films are often laughable in their pretensions and shallowness). Here's a bit of news for those who haven't figured it out yet: there's no such thing as "gore for gore's sake." There's only apologetic gore and unapologetic gore. Ishii was a terrific filmmaker. You people need to expand your horizons beyond Stephen King. (A great writer, by the way.)


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