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The Joy of Torture 2: Oxen Split Torturing (1976)

Tokugawa onna keibatsu-emaki: Ushi-zaki no kei (original title)
Two short stories set in Edo during the Shogun era. 1. During a time when Christians are persecuted vehemently, Iori falls in love with young Christian girl. When she and her family are ... See full summary »

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Yûji Makiguchi

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Seikô Shimura (screenplay), Ichirô Ôtsu (screenplay)
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Yûsuke Kazato Yûsuke Kazato ... (as Yuusuke Kazato)
Rena Uchimura Rena Uchimura ... Toyo
Akira Shioji Akira Shioji
Masataka Iwao Masataka Iwao
Ryûichi Nagashima Ryûichi Nagashima ... (as Ryuuji Nagashima)
Yûsuke Tsukasa Yûsuke Tsukasa ... (as Yuusuke Tsukasa)
Tetsuo Fujisawa Tetsuo Fujisawa
Yasumori Hikita Yasumori Hikita
Mineko Maruhira Mineko Maruhira
Miki Masuda Miki Masuda
Kyônosuke Murai Kyônosuke Murai
Yoshiaki Yamashita Yoshiaki Yamashita
Satoru Nabe Satoru Nabe
Miho Manabe Miho Manabe
Akemi Ogikubo Akemi Ogikubo
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Two short stories set in Edo during the Shogun era. 1. During a time when Christians are persecuted vehemently, Iori falls in love with young Christian girl. When she and her family are captured during a raid, his sadistic master takes her as his personal slave to torment Iori, and tries breaking her spirit by means of rape, torture and pure sadism. After Iori refuses to participate any longer he is exiled, but vows to get her back no matter what it takes. 2. When Sutezo is forced to serve the barbarous master of a brothel in order to repay his debts, he becomes friends with a young girl named Sato in process. Together, they both escape and try to get by on scams and petty theft. Written by anara

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 September 1976 (Japan) See more »

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Shogun's Sadism See more »

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One of the more notorious, and certainly brutal, 70's Asian exploitation flicks
18 August 2012 | by nasteen8See all my reviews

After a very long time, I finally tracked down a copy of this notorious flick. I had heard quite a bit about it and it's disturbing nature (I actively seek out the worst of the worst) and was rather apprehensive to say the least. Well, I definitely was not let down by this one! Holy wow, there was some incredibly sadistic torture methods and downright gut wrenching executions. I've been a hardened film viewer for some time and have seen it all, from the worst french extreme horror to the most underground Japanese flicks and this definitely ranks up with the most brutal of brutal.

Of course, this movie isn't absolutely vivid, due to the time it was released, but don't let that fool you. The violence and torture scenes are still very raw and brutal and even made me cringe a few times (and that's pretty hard to do). Everything from boiling a woman alive, roasting someone on a fire, ankle smashing and on and on. I thought I would get a cheesy 70's grindhouse flick, with all the cheese and over the top dialog expected of the usual fare, but this one smacked me right across the face from the first scene. No, this one doesn't have that silly edge to it, as many of the other flicks of this genre have. It's just downright sick and harsh from moment one. It's also a very well made movie with quite good acting and a great script. The super sadistic Shogun is VERY convincing as well as all of the victims which adds even more to the terrors that hold within. This is truly a shocker worthy of my collection and every other super gore hound's collection as well.

So, if you're seeking out another "sickest tortures on celluloid", then by all means this flick needs to be in your possession. Even if you're looking for a good period piece from the shogunate era, this will definitely suffice as well, but be warned, it is quite a ride through hell. It makes you wonder how people get away with such wanton hate and utter depravity throughout history. I give this a 9/10.. and definitely a 10 for the violence.


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