Description: Opens with a journalist reporting on the 1997 Kobe earthquake, as he remembers a trip made as a young boy. Then, he and family took a boat trip from Awaji to Beppu in order to bury the ashes of his elder brother, killed in the just-ended WWII. The lad spends much of the trip trying to talk his elder brother out of running away. They encounter an array of characters on the journey. Most prominent among them a black marketeer who, like the elder brother, feels that the “new ways” can only benefit him, and work against the boys’ father, who is strict and traditional.
Description: Nami, a young woman, is released from the prison after serving 3 years for killing a man. She becomes a hostess to support a sick woman thanks to whom she was released before her term. While trying to manage her own life and helping the sick woman she becomes involved in a Yakuza scheme to take over the bar she works for. She has to use her wits and skills at pool table to save the bar and her own life.
Also known as: Kaidan hebi-onna, Ghost Story of the Snake Woman
Description: Chobei, the wealthy landlord of a rural village, incurs a ghostly wrath after he causes the death of a poor farmer living on his land. One day, after forcing the man’s wife and beautiful daughter to work as servants in his household, he kills a snake that the farmer’s wife had tried to protect, and finds himself slowly going mad, glimpsing rotting corpses and deathly spirits all around him. Even his son Takeo cannot escape, and begins to notice that his new bride has certain peculiar characteristics…like scales and green skin! Can Chobei set things right before the spirits of the dead come to claim him and fulfill the promise of the Snake Woman’s Curse?
Description: In the setting of the Hokuriku region, where the snow and cold winds rage, for the first time in true-life yakuza film history, director Kinji Fukasaku shows the battles among yakuza who value land over tradition in this unconventional,’violence’ film. Hiroki Matsukata stars as Noboru Kawada, a Hokuriku yakuza who will use any measure for survival, disregarding parents,brothers, and tradition.
Description: Takashi, a bank robber, dreams of his final heist and escaping to Brazil. But in his way, stands a woman that loves him, his dead partner’s brother, a corrupt cop, a motocycle gang and every police officer in the Kanto region, which ends up in a demolition derby that has to be seen to be believed!
Description: Maiko is a housewife who does not satisfied with the sex life with her old husband, Shusaku. One day Maiko’s student Kaito and his wife, Ayano, move to her neighbor. While Maiko teaches her new neighbor Kaito cooking, they both discover their mates unsatisfactory. Kaito’s wife Ayana wants to know some wise old man through mating website. She found Mr Dolittle and set up to meet him. When she saw her neighbor Shusaku at the meeting site, she left. She contacted Mr Dolittle that night and set up to meet him again.
Description: She’s tantalizing. Spellbinding. Irresistible. And yet freelance photographer Uemura fights his attraction for the beautiful Mari with all his might. For not only is she the wife of the prominent head of a prestigious hospital, but all of those who’ve previously had affairs with this sensual succubus seem to have expired prematurely. It’s a losing battle, however, and Uemura soon finds himself pulled into the arms of the voluptuous Mari and the jaws of a trap designed to suck men dry and spit out the husks. For it seems that Mari’s husband, Ginjiro, is all too aware of who’s been sleeping in his wife’s bed, and the sexual predation that follows will pull Uemura into a world of bondage and depravity. From the novels of the late legendary SM Master Oniroku Dan, comes a twisted tale of ties that bind until only death can part them – THE CURSE M!
Description: Sachiko and Yoshida are newlyweds, and have just moved into a newly-constructed apartment with completely white rooms. It’s reasonable to expect that they would be enjoying their newlywed life, but Sachiko is refusing to go along with Yoshida’s sexual demands. One day, Yoshida’s junior colleague, Kato, shows him a video. Its title is White Room: Evening Classroom Inspection, and in it a girl is shown holding a photograph of her mother against her thigh while engaged in fondling. But the astounding thing is that it is a room in their newly-constructed apartment! Yoshida stealthily takes the video home, but Sachiko sees what it contains.
Description: The film is simply about a sexually repressed, frigid, middle-aged (?) woman who has a loveless marriage. She can no longer hear music as a result of her condition. She forms a sexual relationship with her brother hoping to quench her desires. She enlists the help of a psychiatrist to cure her frigidity and get to the root cause of her symptoms.
Description: They taste great, because they taste like you do down there! No other cigarette tastes that great! Chiho has prohibited her husband, Takahashi, from smoking while she is trying to become pregnant. Takahashi hasn’t told his wife he was laid off, and has a paid sexual encounter with a high-school student, attracted by the pungent odor of her cigarettes, Peace Regulars. That evening, Chiho became outraged by the foul odor of the Peace Regulars saying it reminded her of an elderly relative having shoved the same brand of cigarettes into her genitals in the distant past. In fact that memory was not Chihos, but that of her twin sister, Kaho.
Description: Centers around two serial killers: mastermind Yasunaga and helper Chinatsu. The two risk being found out when the police question them as witnesses to a gruesome murder they themselves may have committed.
Description: Szenjirou Arakauma has just been released from prison. Teaming up with his old partner Tonpatchi, he wants to get laid, and start a new life. Problem is, being an ex-yakuza member makes it hard to go straight.
Description: Junko and Kohei were each other’s first relationship, and got married. A white apartment, a white blouse, and white underwear; their relationship was pure. But then Junko put on conspicuous lingerie and a black dress, and went to attend a class reunion. Suspicious, Kohei followed behind her until she disappeared into a hotel with Okada, a former junior high school classmate. Kohei had learned from his mother to obsessively despise `filth,’ and vowed to make Junko utterly filthy. So, he presented his own wife to a gang rape club.
Description: Naomi (Jun Izumi) and her business partner Tadashi run a neighborhood bar, sharing the profits, as well as each other. One evening, a yakuza gangster swaggers into the bar with a stack of money for Tadashi. he takes Naomi in an exchange. She is trained as a high-class hooker and is, seemingly, grateful for getting the opportunity to experience the joy of sex. However, appearances are deceiving. Secretly, Naomi is carrying grudge against the yakuza and she finally has the opportunity to take revenge.
Description: Yoko is an ordinary housewife living in an ordinary apartment block. She has no real complaints as she goes about her tedious days, although her husband, Shinichi, is rather predictable in bed. They have one son, Junichi, and Yoko feels at a loss regarding his recently-acquired adolescent interest in sex and his secret stash of erotic magazines. Junichi is about to write his junior high school entrance exams, so he’s heading off to cram school camp for New Year’s. Before going, he makes a surprising suggestion, “Why don’t you guys go somewhere for New Year’s?” Yoko and Shinichi are suddenly faced with the prospect of New Year’s apart from their son. How will this couple, who’ve already lived half of their lives, change their behavior when it’s just the two of them?