Japanese cult movie guru Teruo Ishii (HORROR OF MALFORMED MEN, BLIND WOMAN'S CURSE) directs this stylishly deranged adaptation of the original manga by Kazuo Koike (LONE WOLF AND CUB, LADY SNOWBLOOD, and RAZOR HANZO). Tetsuro Tanba (YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, ZERO WOMAN: RED HANDCUFFS) plays Shiro, a mercenary ronin swordsman. Believing life and death to be the same hell, he attempts suicide, but is revived by two lovely prostitutes who are members of a local gang, the Bohachi. This is an organization of men and women who have discarded god, servitude, loyalty, trust, propriety, justice, conscience, and shame. The Bohachi oversee the selection and conditioning of beautiful young women for forced prostitution in old Edo's pleasure quarter, and recruit Shiro to rid them of their competition. He springs into action, sending limbs, heads, and kimonos flying, and the blood flowing in rivers!
Starring: Yuriko Hishimi, Goro Ibuki, Tetsuro Tamba
Directed by: Teruo Ishii
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Interview with lead actress Yuriko Hishimi
Interview with J-Taro Sugisaku writer of the Teruo Ishii section
of the Toei Pinky Violence book.
Liner notes and film history by Chris D of the American Cinematheque
Audio commentary with J-Taro and Takao Nakano
DT019 - Color - NTSC - Dolby Digital 2.0 - 81
Min - Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Widescreen
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen - Region 1 - 1973 - DVD-9 -
Release date: April 29, 2008