Gregor's Grindhouse Top 50: Japanese Exploitation/Pinky Violence & Roman Porno

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1. Visitor Q (2001)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

Votes: 14,139

2. Sex & Fury (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

During the Meiji era, a gambler called Ocho takes revenge on three gangsters who killed her father, shelters a wanted anarchist and confronts a British spy.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Akemi Negishi, Ryôko Ema, Yôko Hori

Votes: 2,853

Sex and Fury

3. Poruno jidaigeki: Bôhachi bushidô (1973)

81 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A nihilistic ronin joins the immoral Bohachi clan, which intends to take control over the local prostitution industry.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gorô Ibuki, Tatsuo Endô, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 504

Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight

4. Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, a brutal policewoman is released from jail and sent after them.

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Eiji Gô, Tetsurô Tanba, Hideo Murota

Votes: 787

Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs

5. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 2,912

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

6. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Yukie Kagawa, Kayoko Shiraishi

Votes: 2,180

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

7. Flower and Snake (2004)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

Tôyama, a weak-willed businessman, is in debt to the Yakuza; they also have a video of him bribing a government minister. To clear his debts, he agrees to let them drug and kidnap his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Renji Ishibashi, Ken'ichi Endô, Misaki Mori

Votes: 987

8. Kyôfu joshikôkô: Bôkô rinchi kyôshitsu (1973)

88 min | Action, Crime

Three new students at a super strict girls' school face off against the oppressive administration, a corrupt politician and a sadistic student discipline brigade.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Seiko Saburi, Misuzu Ôta

Votes: 653

Terrifying Girls' High School 2: Lynch Law Classroom

9. Beautiful Girl Hunter (1979)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

One dark and stormy night Genpei, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mansion of Yasuhisa and Tokie, a wealthy and privileged couple and rapes the young wife ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Shun Domon, Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa, Hiromi Namino

Votes: 722

Beautiful Girl Hunter

10. Dan Oniroku nawa to hada (1979)

70 min | Crime

Okoma (literally, Red Cherry) was a woman gambler until she retired from the yakuza world. Two years later, she returns home, and finds that the big boss has been assassinated and his ... See full summary »

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Naomi Tani, Junko Miyashita, Yuri Yamashina, Ren Seido

Votes: 71

Rope & Skin

11. Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell (1985)

67 min | Horror

A teacher is assaulted by children at her new job in the country. Then the torture begins.

Director: Masahito Segawa | Stars: Ran Masaki, Seiichirô Fukuyama, Nobutaka Masutomi, Saori Mizuno

Votes: 292

Beautiful Teacher in Torture Hell

12. Sukeban gerira (1972)

84 min | Action

Members of the Red Helmet biker girl gang wind up in Kyoto, where they get into conflict with other girl gangs and local yakuza thugs.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Emi Jô, Linda Kimoto

Votes: 514

Sukeban 3: Girl Boss Guerilla

13. Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)

71 min | Drama, Romance

A woman must endure an extreme ritual when her ex-husband, who has recently escaped from jail, kidnaps her.

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Terumi Azuma, Hidetoshi Kageyama

Votes: 434

Wife To Be Sacrificed

14. Zenka onna: Koroshi-bushi (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After her father is exploited and killed by a yakuza gang, a tough woman, fresh out of prison, exacts her revenge over said gang with the help of three girls she met in prison.

Director: Atsushi Mihori | Stars: Reiko Ike, Chiyoko Kazama, Masami Sôda, Yumiko Katayama

Votes: 451

Criminal Woman: Killing Melody

15. Girl Boss Revenge: Sukeban (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A group of girls find themselves immersed in an Osaka gangland war when they escape from a detention transport. They form their own gang called The Gypsies.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Reiko Ike, Misuzu Ôta, Hiromi Sairaiji

Votes: 235

Sukeban 4: Girl Boss: Revenge

16. Yasagure anego den: Sôkatsu rinchi (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Reiko Ike, Makoto Aikawa, Arumi Kuri, Meika Seri

Votes: 722

Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture

17. Dream Crimes (1985)

69 min | Crime, Thriller

Gritty softcore thriller about a female assassin brutally victimized in her past and her target, who turns out to be her long lost lover. Can they escape their world of violence before her handler, a sadistic yakuza, catches up with them?

Director: Naosuke Kurosawa | Stars: Rei Akasaka, Kiriko Shimizu, Takashi Naitô, Kazuhiro Yamaji

Votes: 35

Dream Crimes

18. Freeze Me (2000)

101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

54 Metascore

Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Harumi Inoue, Shingo Tsurumi, Kazuki Kitamura, Shunsuke Matsuoka

Votes: 1,652

19. Zubekô banchô: Zange no neuchi mo nai (1971)

86 min | Action

Juvenile delinquent Rika gets released from the reform school and ends up protecting the debt-ridden father of her friend from local gangsters.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Reiko Oshida, Junzaburô Ban, Nobuo Kaneko, Yumiko Katayama

Votes: 342

Delinquent Girl Boss 4: Worthless To Confess

20. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Matsu is sheltered by an incestuous prostitute on her run from the police, her ex-prison mate and a cop whose arm she hacked off.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Reisen Ri, Yayoi Watanabe

Votes: 1,226

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable

21. Konketsuji Rika (1972)

92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Rika Aoki, Kazuko Nagamoto, Masami Souda, Michi Nono

Votes: 176


22. School of the Holy Beast (1974)

91 min | Drama, Thriller

In order to investigate her mother's strange death, a woman enters a sacred convent run by hypocritical, perverse nuns.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Yumi Takigawa, Emiko Yamauchi, Yayoi Watanabe, Ryouko Ima

Votes: 1,325

School of the Holy Beast

23. Nawa to chibusa (1983)

69 min | Drama

Sayo is running a traveling SM show with her husband, where she plays the bottom, and gets increasingly bored with her life. During their tour in Kyoto, they are arranged by a well-off ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Nami Matsukawa, Ryôsei Tayama, Izumi Shima, Izumi Sagawa

Votes: 51

Rope and Breasts

24. In the Realm of Sex (1977)

86 min | Comedy

Satirizing the Roman Porno genre, and the Office Lady Journal series in particular. Naomi Tani and Yuko Katagiri appear as themselves in the film, making fun of their on-screen personae.

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa, Hirotarô Honda, Yûko Katagiri

Votes: 35

In the Realm of Sex

25. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 1,145

Horror of the Malformed Men

26. Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (1973)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rica wanting a new start leaves her friends and past life behind or at least that is what she thinks as trouble always seems to find her. She looks into a ship that exploded and all ... See full summary »

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Rika Aoki, Ryunosuke Minegishi, Taiji Tonoyama, Mizuho Suzuki

Votes: 88

Rica 2

27. Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Once again on the lam, Matsu is helped by a strip club worker who holds a grudge against the detective who's trying to find her.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Masakazu Tamura, Yumi Kanei, Hiroshi Tsukata

Votes: 917

Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song

28. Kyôfu joshikôkô: Onna bôryoku kyôshitsu (1972)

79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Delinquent girl boss meets and conflicts with an orphan girl who lives an isolated life after the dramatic deaths of her parents. She plays the piano, but stands up against her lecherous guardian, who is also a school official.

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Natsuko Miura, Masataka Naruse, Ryôko Ema

Votes: 52

Terrifing Girls' High School 1: Women's Violent Classroom

29. Debauchery (1983)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

(Japanese with English subtitles) A jaded housewife joins a secret member's only club in an attempt to salvage her bored marriage in this Japanese cult classic.

Director: Hidehiro Ito | Stars: Ryoko Watanabe, Serina Nishikawa, Tatsuya Nanjô, Mizuho Nakagawa

Votes: 116


30. Fairy in a Cage (1977)

70 min | Drama

During World War II, the tyrannical Judge Murayama uses his military power to imprison and torture innocent people. Suspected of helping an anti-government movement, the lovely Namiji ... See full summary »

Director: Kôyû Ohara | Stars: Naomi Tani, Tatsuya Hamaguchi, Minoru Ôkôchi, Ichiro Kijima

Votes: 188

Fairy in a Cage

31. Sweet Whip (2013)

118 min | Mystery

When Naoko was a freshman in high school she was kidnapped and imprisoned by a man who lived next door. For one month, she went through hell. Finally, she killed the man and escaped.

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Mitsu Dan, Yuki Mamiya, Tsuyoshi Nakano, Yôzaburô Itô

Votes: 273

Sweet Whip

33. Queen Bee Strikes Again (1971)

Action, Crime, Drama

In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it's way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Yukie Kagawa, Shinsuke Taki, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 110

Sukeban 1: Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Counterattack

34. Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge (1972)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When two Girl Bosses fight each other over territory, their enmity is difficult to solve - they are equals in looks, strength, determination, and power of their respective girl gangs. So, ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Reiko Ike, Chiyoko Kazama, Asao Koike, Ichirô Araki

Votes: 67

Sukeban 2: Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge

35. Orgies of Edo (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

A collection of stories dealing with punishment towards women.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto, Masumi Tachibana, Michiko Ai

Votes: 213

Orgies Of Edo

37. Snake and Whip (1986)

70 min | Drama, Thriller

Young, ravishingly beautiful girl accepts a lucrative job as a secretary. Pretty soon company boss makes a pass at her in an abrupt manner. When outraged girl slaps him in the face, the man... See full summary »

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Ran Masaki, Yûichi Minato, Izumi Shima, Ryûichi Yabuki

Votes: 70

Snake and Whip

38. Female Prisoner: Cage (1983)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An inmate attempts to escape from prison and is confronted by the guard.

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Mina Asami, Ryoko Watanabe, Nami Matsukawa, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 121

Female Prisoner Caged

39. Female Teacher Rope Hell (1981)

81 min | Drama

Sayuri ,a female teacher is abducted ,imprisoned and tortured by a pervert.

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Junko Mabuki, Miki Yamaji, Ryôichi Kusanagi, Shinji Sekikawa

Votes: 65

Female Teacher Rope Hell

40. Rope Cosmetology (1978)

67 min | Drama

Kanako meets a BDSM artist, who teaches women an extreme form of erotic submission - how to act like female dogs. It's ruff and he even brings a real dog for her, but she goes with it. This improves her and her geeky husband's marriage.

Director: Shôgorô Nishimura | Stars: Naomi Tani, Aoi Nakajima, Tayori Hinatsu, Akira Takahashi

Votes: 129

Rope Cosmetology

41. Sex Hunter (1980)

67 min | Drama

A beautiful young ballet dancer is accepted into a prestigious and exclusive dance academy. Overjoyed at the opportunity to further her career and repair her relationship with her boyfriend... See full summary »

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda | Stars: Erina Miyai, Ayako Ôta, Rei Asô, Terry Hawkins

Votes: 123

Sex Hunter

42. The Naked Seven (1972)

80 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A gang consisting of seven women roams around the country to steal and resell everything that makes money. When the gang leader falls in love with a samurai and agrees to steal guns for him... See full summary »

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Mari Tanaka, Keiko Tsuzuki, Yuri Yamashina, Keiko Aikawa

Votes: 65

The Naked Seven

43. Tokyo Bad Girls (1970)

Action, Drama

The first film in the Delinquent Girl Boss series sees Rika as a freshly graduated reform school delinquent. After a brief introductory sequence on campus, we flash forward to the outside ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Reiko Oshida, Masumi Tachibana, Yukie Kagawa, Keiko Fuji

Votes: 100

Delinquent Girl Boss 1: Blossoming Night Dreams

44. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 261

The Joy of Torture

46. Noble Lady Bound Vase (1977)

73 min | Drama, Romance

Yoshitarô, a wealthy but ignorant landowner buys, who lives in the modern city. One day the landowner's sister moves in with them after she runs away from her husband. She is fascinated by ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Hitoshi Takagi, Tokuko Watanabe, Akira Hanagami

Votes: 61

Noble Lady Bound Vase

47. Tattooed Flower Vase (1976)

74 min | Drama

Ms. Yoshino - respectable lady and attractive widow leads a quiet peaceful life with his teenage daughter Takako . However, their life changes radically when fate confronts both with Hideo ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Takako Kitagawa, Hiroshi Chô, Genshû Hanayagi

Votes: 181

Tattooed Flower Vase

48. Flower & Snake II (2005)

118 min | Drama

Tooyama, an aging impotent art critic, sends his much-younger wife, Shizuko, to Paris to evaluate the work of Ikegami, an artist he sponsors. She discovers she's curious about ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Ken'ichi Endô, Fujiko, Mieko Arai

Votes: 386

Flower & Snake 2