Win Toei’s INFERNO OF TORTURE Blu-ray From Arrow Video US!
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Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
Arrow Video US is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the new Blu-ray of Toei’s INFERNO OF TORTURE (徳川いれずみ師 責め地獄, Tokugawa Irezumi-shi Seme Jigoku, 1969). Exploitation legend Teruo Ishii (HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN, ORGIES OF EDO) delivers one of his most extreme visions of violent eroticism in this, the sixth in his abnormal love series.
Tattoos and torture await women forced into servitude. Unable to repay a local lender, Yumi (Yumika Katayama) takes up an offer to serve as a geisha for two years with a promise of freedom once her debt is repaid. She quickly realizes that this is less a house of geishas than an extremely cruel brothel specializing in supplying western visitors with tattooed playthings. Taken under the wing of one of the leading tattoo artists vying for a coveted spot in the Shogun’s good graces through his work, Yumi’s body becomes a battleground as a rival artist becomes determined not to lose his spot at the top. When the madam, Otatsu (Mieko Fujimoto) trains her eye on the blossoming relationship between the benevolent artist Horihide (Teruo Yoshida) and his model, she makes sure that her stay is less than hospitable, inspiring the torturous inferno of the title.
Following Ishii’s legendary SHOGUN’S JOY OF TORTURE and ORGIES OF EDO, the prolific filmmaker still manages to turn up the heat in this incredibly violent and salacious entry in a filmography unlike any other. From the film’s opening scene depicting some of the most perverse violence ever captured on screen, through to the shock ending that will leave the audience’s mouths agape, there’s nothing quite like INFERNO OF TORTURE. Tender romance clashes with vile sadism as a sea of tattooed female flesh floods nearly every frame of this film depicting Japan’s Edo period as only Ishii could.
The INFERNO OF TORTURE Blu-ray is now available from Arrow Video US. The movie features a High Definition (1080p) presentation with the original uncompressed mono Japanese soundtrack and optional English subtitles. Extras include an audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes, Erotic Grotesque Nonsense & the Foundations of Japan’s Cult Counterculture, the trailer, and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillipss. This first pressing also comes with an illustrated featuring new writing on the film by Chris D. The suggested retail price is $39.95.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There are four (4) prizes, each consisting of one (1) INFERNO OF TORTURE Blu-ray.
B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada.
C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize.
D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.
Duration of contests:
A. The “INFERNO OF TORTURE Blu-ray” contest runs from July 23 until 11:59pm on August 3, 2020.
How to enter:
A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
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A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first four randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest.
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D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.
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At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.