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Entrails of a Virgin

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4.4/10 Alchetron

Director  Kazuo Komizu
Country  Japan
4.2/10 IMDb

Duration  
Language  Japanese
Entrails of a Virgin movie poster
Release date  May 31, 1986

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Entrails of a Virgin (, Shojo no harawata) is a 1986 horror film in the "splatter-eros" subgenre of pink film.

Entrails of a Virgin movie scenes

A group of photographers and their models go to a forest retreat. They engage in S&M play and lots of softcore sex. Eventually they get picked off one-by-one by a filth-covered 'demon' with an unnaturally large penis.

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Synopsis

A group of photographers and their models go to a forest retreat. They engage in S&M play and lots of softcore sex. Eventually they get picked off one-by-one by a filth-covered "demon" with an unnaturally large penis. Most of the sex scenes are fogged.

Cast

  • Saeko Kizuki – Rei
  • Naomi Hagio – Kazuyo
  • Megumi Kawashima – Kei
  • Osamu Tsuruoka – Itomura
  • Daiki Kato – Asaoka
  • Hideki Takahashi – Tachikawa
  • Kazuhiko Goda – A murderer
  • Critical reception

    In his Asia Shock; Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand, Patrick Galloway says that Komizus mix of sex and horror works as a film. He describes the film as "essentially one long fuck-fest interspersed with the occasional impaling, hanging or beheading..." and concludes, "Its all rather sordid and theres a definite misanthropy to the film reminiscent of Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique), but somehow the elements click into place, making for an uncomfortable-yet-cant-look-away film experience."

    Release

    Along with its sequel, Entrails of a Beautiful Woman, Entrails of a Virgin became a notorious example of the low-quality blackmarket VHS copies which American enthusiasts traded in the 1980s. These copies usually had no English subtitles. The film was released on DVD first on the Japan Shock label in PAL format, and then by Synapse Films in NTSC. The Synapse release was a restored, widescreen version.

    Production

    During the 1980s, slasher film-makers had begun adding increasing amounts of sexuality into their movies. Working in the pink film genre, director Kazuo "Gaira" Komizu decided to inject elements of horror into these softcore pornographic productions. The film became a box-office success.

    Sequel

    One of a series of three by director Kazuo "Gaira" Komizu, the other two were the considerably more graphic and hardcore Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (1986), as well as Female Inquisitor (1987).

    References

    Entrails of a Virgin Wikipedia
    Entrails of a Virgin IMDb Entrails of a Virgin themoviedb.org


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