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Directed by: Chusei Sone
Country: Japan, 1972
Color / 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
Language: Japanese with optional English subtitles
Running Time: 72 minutes + Extras
Other titles: Showa onnamichi: Rashomon
Region: 1

Note: This DVD is out of print

Master film makes Chusei Sone (Hellish Love, Angel Guts series) turns his hand to a tale of obsession, sex and revenge in this stylish and highly regarded production.

A powerful nobleman's wife is unable to bear him an heir. He takes a mistress who becomes pregnant. When she gives birth to twins. an assassin is hired to kill both mother and baby girl, as only a male heir is required. The assassin falls in love with the woman and saves her life. She goes into hiding, taking her daughter with her. Twenty years later the girl and boy meet by chance. What follows is an avalanche of bloodshed and violence, as the girl sets out to take revenge on all those who destroyed her life.

This is the first ever US release.

Special Features:

  • Brand new anamorphic 2.35:1 scope HD transfer taken from the negative
  • The Erotic Empire - Mondo Macabro Documentary on Pink Cinema (24 mins)
  • Sharp on Sone - Film critic Jasper Sharp on director Chusei Sone (10 mins)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Nikkatsu trailers (9 mins)
  • Extensive notes & text essays
  • Mondo Macabro previews


Hitomi Kozue, Eimei Esumi, Hiroshi Chô, Moeko Ezawa, Kaoru Hazuki, Kôichi Hori, Jôji Sawada, Setsuko Ôyama.

Product CodeMDO141

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