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聖獣学園
April 11, 2006 12:38 PM   Subscribe

A guide to Japanese female exploitation films of the 70’s on DVD
posted by PenguinBukkake (21 comments total)

 
Personal favorite: School Of The Holy Beast (NSFW), masterpiece of the unjustly overlooked Asian nunsploitation genre
posted by PenguinBukkake at 12:39 PM on April 11, 2006


for those interested in Mexican nunsploitation there's always Satanico Pandemonium
posted by PenguinBukkake at 12:42 PM on April 11, 2006


(coming soon on Criterion)
posted by PenguinBukkake at 12:42 PM on April 11, 2006


This post wouldn't be nearly as good if it were made by someone whose nickname wasn't PenguinBukkake.
posted by keswick at 12:47 PM on April 11, 2006


What does the Japanese in the title mean?
posted by inigo2 at 12:50 PM on April 11, 2006


This thread needs more tentacle porn.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:54 PM on April 11, 2006


Oh, and thanks PB, interesting.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:54 PM on April 11, 2006


聖獣学園 is the title of the nunsploitation film.
posted by wfrgms at 1:34 PM on April 11, 2006


I think it's interesting how the article should be immediately followed by near-english meaningless spam commentary. The Asian culture is so inscruitable!
posted by thanotopsis at 1:42 PM on April 11, 2006


Got to second "School of the Holy Beast" - best whipping with roses scene ever. And the star (Yumi Takagawa) is gorgeous. This was her debut performance, and I don't think she if ever did nudity onscreen again. Er, if you care about that sort of thing.
posted by stinkycheese at 1:55 PM on April 11, 2006


Happily, I was able to find Holy Beast on Netflix, but not Satanico Pandemonium. :(
posted by eas98 at 2:03 PM on April 11, 2006


Good stuff, thanks PenguinBukkake.
posted by jack_mo at 2:03 PM on April 11, 2006


Not enough pictures in the main article. Fascinating stuff.
posted by graventy at 2:19 PM on April 11, 2006


Related essay from Criterionco.com: Branded to Kill

"Flipping around the channels of late-night TV in my Tokyo apartment in 1984 I came across what seemed like a B movie from the ’60s. The studio: Nikkatsu. The star: Joe Shishido. The director: Seijun Suzuki. I was not at all prepared for what I was about to see, and I remember spending much of the following hour or so riveted to the screen with my mouth open. That night changed my life and set me on a journey to explore the darker side of a culture known predominantly for its classical beauty."
posted by soiled cowboy at 2:27 PM on April 11, 2006


A guide to Japanese female exploitation films of the 70’s on DVD
posted by PenguinBukkake[!]


Eponysterical?
posted by arcticwoman at 3:05 PM on April 11, 2006


I watched Female Yakuza Tale [NSFW trailer] last week. Incredible cinematography, set design, and choreography, but it's hard to get past all the raping and torturing.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 3:11 PM on April 11, 2006


Espy, that 'trailer' showed me everything I could stand in that movie. Flushing that out into a full-blown movie sounds arduous, and watching that film, 'good for acquired tastes'.

Great historical value, though.
The art was pretty cool.
posted by Busithoth at 7:41 PM on April 11, 2006


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posted by Citizen Premier at 8:09 PM on April 11, 2006


CthulhuBukkake 2.0?
posted by TheNakedPixel at 10:12 PM on April 11, 2006


For those that care about this sort of thing: Santanico Pandemonium was the name of Salma Hayek's character in From Dusk Till Dawn.

i know that Rodriguez/ Tarantino are a nerds for B-movie cinema, but it is nice to see the origins of this stuff every once in a while.
posted by quin at 10:58 PM on April 11, 2006


kewl. why watch good movies when you can watch crap!
posted by dydecker at 1:24 AM on April 13, 2006


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