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Atout coeur à Tokyo pour O.S.S. 117

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on January 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Titel: Atout coeur à Tokyo pour O.S.S. 117 (Mission To Tokyo)
Production: France/Italy 1966
Director: Michel Boisrond
Cast: Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlady, Jitsuko Yoshimura
Run Time: 97min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: English, Italian, German
Subtitles: None

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A pipipip project, enhancing the French retail with English and German dubs.

US 24, an American Navy base in a small island in the Pacific, is annihilated. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a French aristocrat that is also a secret agent, OSS 117, is sent to Tokyo to investigate who did it. Soon, he finds out that a cypher girl in the American embassy had passed vital information to a Japanese gang. Eva Davidson confesses to him that she did that under cohertion, and is now ready to cooperate. OSS 117 will pretend to be Eva’s husband, to better cover the contacts between her and the gang that is pursuing more information about a second naval base. Each step is a battle for his life, and he suspects that Eva may have not tell the whole truth.

A Woman Called Sada Abe

In Exotic Nuts on January 4, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Titel: A Woman Called Sada Abe
Production: Japan 1975
Director: Noboru Tanaka
Cast: Junko Miyashita, Eimei Esumi, Genshû Hanayagi
Run Time: 77min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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A kemushi project, enhancing the Japanese retail with English subs.

Released a year before Nagisa Oshima unveiled In The Realm of the Senses to international audiences, this acclaimed feature, which tells the same story, was released in Japan. The tale of a young geisha who has an obsessive sexual relationship with a married man was drawn from a true story that shocked Japan in the 1930s. Although produced on a lower budget and never given the attention that Oshima’s film received, this is a powerful work of dark erotica.

Gente d’Onore

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on January 2, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Titel: Gente d’Onore
Production: Italy 1967
Director: Folco Lulli
Cast: Saro Urzì, Folco Lulli, Rosemary Dexter
Run Time: 86min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Italian, German
Subtitles: English, Italian

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A pipipip project. 

A group of Mafia fugitives are called out of hiding so they can escape Sicily – All they have to do is cross half the island on foot and make it to a fishing boat that will lead them to safety.

The Woman With Red Hair

In Exotic Nuts on January 2, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Titel: The Woman With Red Hair
Production: Japan 1979
Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Cast: Junko Miyashita, Renji Ishibashi, Ako
Run Time: 74min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Geneon bootleg. Considered one of Kumashiro’s best works, this intense, dark, erotic drama is an investigation of the nexus that lies between sexual desire and despair. Junko Miyashita (A Woman Called Sada Abe, Himatsuri), an icon of Japan’s ‘70s erotic films, plays a mysterious hitchhiker picked up by thuggish and macho construction worker Kenzo (Renji Ishibashi, Audition) who takes her back to his run-down and cramped apartment. Claiming that she is running away from an abusive husband, she shacks up with him. In a futile attempt to escape the bleak working class surroundings, the pair engage in a grueling and obsessive erotic relationship. Considered one of the finest examples of the infamous Nikkatsu Roman Porno genre, the prestigious film journal Kinema Jumpo named Miyashita Best Actress for her role and ranked the film as one of the top five releases of 1979.

The Wizard Of Mars

In Cheese Doodles on January 2, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Titel: The Wizard Of Mars
Production: USA 1965
Director: David L. Hewitt
Cast: John Carradine, Roger Gentry, Vic McGee
Run Time: 79min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: English
Subtitles: None

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Ripped from an original NTA Home Entertainment VHS with the original “Wizard of Mars” title instead of the re-distributed “Horrors of the Red Planet” tack-on title.

“In 1974, four astronauts, silver shoe-clad Dorothy, overweight Doc, goofy Charlie, and wooden Steve, crash land on Mars when taking readings, with only four days of supplies. They must try to survive on the surface, which is barren except for some canals with huge maggots with fins. After embarking through a golden igneous cavern, braving a storm and finding an unmanned Earth vessel, they discover a golden road which leads them to the unchanging ruins of what was once a beautiful Martian city. The Martians are modeled on the Flatheads of Oz, and their collective consciousness, the “Wizard,” forbids them to leave until they perform a very small task… ” [imdb]

La Maschera Del Demonio

In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on January 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Titel: La Maschera Del Demonio (Mask of Satan/Bloody Sunday)
Production: Italy 1960
Director: Mario Bava
Cast: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi
Run Time: 85min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Italian, German, English
Subtitles: German, English

La maschera del demonio

A shado124 project, enhancing the German retail with English subs.

“A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch’s beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl’s brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.” [imdb]

 

Grosso Guaio A Cartagena

In Charlie don't surf, Paprika Chips on January 1, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Titel: Grosso Guaio A Cartagena
Production: Italy 1988
Director: Tommaso Dazzi
Cast: Franco Nero, Barbara De Rossi, Franco Iavarone
Run Time: 87min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: Italian
Subtitles: None

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“Vanessa tenta di fare l’attrice a New York, ma con poco successo ed è in rotta col regista. Francis dopo anni di navigazione ha messo da parte diecimila dollari per acquistare un bar a Thaiti. Sembra non ci sia niente in comune… Ma Vanessa viene chiamata in Columbia perchè ha eredito dal padre una concessione diamantifera. Là scopre di avere anche un fratello, un diamante e un nemico: il potente Sanchez. Quando il diamante incontra i diecimila dollari iniziano i fuochi di artificio e i guai.” [imdb]