Flesh Pier (Japan, 1958) [Into the Shintoho Mind Warp]

Director Teruo Ishii, who is probably best known for The Horrors of Malformed Men (1969), shot the bulk of outdoor scenes of Flesh Pier in a guerilla style—no permits and on the fly.  Taking place […]

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on Mar, 18 · in Reviews

Japan Society celebrates the Guns, Girls & Ghosts of Shintoho

Each year, the Globus Film Series at the Japan Society in New York provides an opportunity for aficionados and newcomers alike to immerse themselves in a particular area of Japanese cinema, with the season curated […]

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on Feb, 09 · in Features
Blind Woman’s Curse (Japan, 1970)

Blind Woman’s Curse (Japan, 1970)

Directed by the notorious Teruo Ishii, who is best known for his many entries into the cinematic world of Erotic/Grotesque, Blind Woman’s Curse is a strange mix of horror and period-piece yakuza conventions. In a […]

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on Nov, 03 · in Reviews

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