Japanese PINK FILMS Vol 3 & 4 Out in the UK May 25th
Source: Third Window Films press release
Special Thanks to Adam Torel and Claire Marty
UK distributor Third Window Films is pleased to announce the release of PINK FILMS VOL 3 & 4, the latest in their Dual-Format DVD/Blu-ray series of newly restored Japanese pink films from the 1960s through the 1980s. The set, which includes the films ABNORMAL FAMILY and BLUE FILM WOMAN plus the extra PINK THRILLS: Jasper Sharp on Pink Eiga, a 35 minute video essay on pink cinema, will be available May 25, 2020.
ABNORMAL FAMILY (変態家族兄貴の嫁さん, Hentai Kazoku Aniki no Yome-san, 1984)
Directed by Masayuki Suo
The debut film of the director of the international hit comedy SHALL WE DANCE (1996) follows the Mamiya family after the latest arrival of the voluptuous new bride of over-sexed eldest son Kôichi. Kazuo sees his new sister-in-law as a source of release from study stress, while his sister Akiko, after donning her Office Lady uniform heads straight to a workplace that offers much more in the way of financial incentive. Suo’s only ever pink film is a bawdy pastiche of the works of Ozu Yasujirô, presenting this far-from-typical family through idiosyncratic editing and compositional.
BLUE FILM WOMAN (ブルーフィルムの女, Burūfirumu no Onna, 1969)
Directed by Kan Mukai
BLUE FILM WOMAN is a feverish mishmash of horror, blackmail sexploitation and trippy nightclub sequences revolving around the daughter of a stockbroker who is brought to his knees by an unexpected financial crash. In order to stave off bankruptcy, he offers up his wife to his sleazy, reptilian creditor Uchiyama who, after prodding and pawing over her, locks her up in the shed at the bottom of the garden where his mentally challenged son Hiroshi lurks in the attic. She manages to escape from his clutches in the nick of time, only to be mown down by a passing car. With her father now reduced to a gibbering wreck, it is left to daughter Mariko to seek revenge. Rising from her job as a nightclub go-go dancer to a high-class call girl catering for prosperous businessmen, Mariko deploys all the tools of her trade to bring down those responsible for her family’s demise.
Cat No. TWFBD049
Number of Discs: 2
RRP: £19.99 (Approximately $24.59 US)
Release Date: May 25, 2020
Subtitles: English and German
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