Shoujo Jigoku: Kankin! (1984)

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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

Moving to Million Films from the low-rent Tokatsu studio, Japanese exploitation filmmaker Kaoru Umezawa got a larger budget than usual for this violent softcore pinku eiga film, but didn't skimp on the torture or the sleaze. The film stars Asuka Urano as a venomous madam at a successful nightclub who becomes furious when her lover (Kaoru Kaze leaves her for one of the hostesses. Using her ties to the criminal underworld, the scorned madam has the illicit lovers caught and brought back to the nightclub's basement, where she and her henchmen brutally torture the pair. Reiko Katsura co-stars in this curious throwback to the torture-filled ero-gro (erotic-grotesque) films which dominated Japanese exploitation filmmaking in the late 1960s.