Where Have All the SM Pink Films Gone?




The sad fact is a lot of the classic films I report on here cannot even be found in Japan let alone outside Japan. This probably isn't common knowledge so it comes as little surprise when I am asked, as happened recently, how someone who is not in Japan can get his hands on these golden oldies.

The most recent query had to do with History of Japanese Torture Punishment (日本拷問刑罰史), the 1964 film produced by Shintoho which is considered to be the first full-fledged SM film in Japan.

As far as I know, this film does not exist any longer. Perhaps Shintoho have a copy in a vault somewhere. Or maybe a lone print is slowly deteriorating in someone's attic. To my knowledge, this movie has not been released on tape or DVD.

I would be very happy to be proved wrong about this.

Here's a fellow who knows more about these things than I do. He has put together a list of top Japanese SM films. Amazingly, of the 25 listed, even he has not been able to see seven of them. In fact, he has not seen the first four, followed by three others further down the list.




History of Japanese Torture Punishment, 1964


1964

History of Japanese Torture Punishment

日本拷問刑罰史

小森 白

小森白プロ

名和弓男原作 モノクロ


1965

Red Gate Anecdote Torture Lynching Violence

Miura Hiroshi

Maeda Pro

(black and white)

暴行拷問私刑秘史 赤い門

三浦弘ニ

前田プロ

モノクロ




100 Years of Torture, 1975


1966

New History of Torture Torture Penalty

Komori Pro

新拷問刑罰史 拷問

小森 白

小森プロ


1967

Beautiful Torture

Xing Movie Tokyo

美女拷問

小森 白

東京興映


1968

Secret Torture Woman

Shintoho

Naomi Tani

(part color)

極秘女拷問

小森 白

新東宝

谷ナオミ出演 パートカラー




100 Years of Torture


1968

History of Tokugawa Penal Woman

Ishii Teruo

Toei

徳川女刑罰史

石井輝男

東映

日本のカルト、石井監督作品


1969

Yakuza Criminal History

Ishii Teruo

Toei

やくざ刑罰史

石井輝男

東映



100 Years of Torture


1969

Tattooed Teachers Torture Hell Tokugawa

Ishii Teruo

Toei

徳川いれずみ師 責め地獄

石井輝男

東映


1969

Criminal History Insult

Ryo Hagiwara

Xing Movie Tokyo

女犯刑罰史

萩原 遼

東京興映


1975

100 Years of Torture The History

Wakamatsu Koji

Shintoho

Hiraoka Masaaki

拷問百年史

若松孝ニ

新東宝

なぜか平岡正明出演












100 Years of Torture


1975

Black Rose Brutal Lynching

Fuji Masahiko

Nikkatsu

Naomi Tani

残酷 黒薔薇私刑

藤井勝彦

日活

谷ナオミの日活作品


1976

Woman Sentenced Cruel History

Shinya Yamamoto

Shintoho

Yamamoto Shinya

残虐女刑史

山本晋也

新東宝

山本監督の趣味が濃厚


1976

Cruel Tied Legendary Picture

Shinya Yamamoto

Shintoho

残酷縛絵伝奇

山本晋也

新東宝




100 Years of Torture


1976

Cow Girl Torn Tokugawa Penal Punishment Scrolls
(Probably the "Oxen Split" film)

Makiguchi Yuuji

Toei

(Christian subject of torture)

徳川女刑罰絵巻  牛裂きの刑

牧口雄二

東映

キリシタン拷問が主題


1977

100 Years Prison Contraband Control Women

Wakamatsu Koji

Shintoho

女刑御禁制百年

若松孝二

新東宝


1977

Japanese Girl Brutal Torture

Shinya Yamamoto

Shintoho

日本残虐女拷問

山本晋也

新東宝










1977

Fairy in a Cage

Ohara Hiroshi

Nikkatsu

(wartime torture)

檻の中の妖精

小原宏裕

日活

戦時下の拷問




100 Years of Torture


1978

Female Torture Violence

Shintoho

暴虐女拷問

若松孝ニ

新東宝


1978

Japanese Torture

Takahashi

Wakamatsu Koji

Shintoho

(Takahashi appeared in the production directed by Wakamatsu Koji)

日本の拷問

高橋伴明

新東宝

若松孝二製作で高橋監督登場


1980

Dark History of Women Torture

Mukai Hiroshi

Shintoho

拷問女暗黒史

向井 寛

新東宝


1980

Holy Girl Torture

Wakamatsu Koji

Wakamatsu Pro

聖少女拷問

若松孝ニ

若松プロ




100 Years of Torture



1995

Excerpts Punishment Torture Pledge 犯科 Woman Edo

Tsushima Masaru

おんな犯科帖 江戸拷問刑罰抄

津島 勝

キングレコード

名和弓雄原作 ビデオも発売


1995

Extract 2 犯科 Punishment Torture Pledge Edo Woman

Tsushima Masaru

(the sequel)

おんな犯科帖 江戸拷問刑罰抄2

津島 勝

キングレコード

上記の続編


1998

Tit Torture Female Prisoner

Hashiguchi Takashi

Knack Japan

女囚拷問責め

橋口 卓明

ナックジャパン

ビデオ安売王で発売


1998

Torture Female Prisoner Torture Continues

Hashiguchi Takashi

Knack Japan

(the sequel)

続女囚拷問責め

橋口 卓明

ナックジャパン

上記の続編


Director Wakamatsu Koji figures prominently on this list. He directed a film in 1975 called 100 Years of Torture The History. I have seen this film and it is still available although probably hard to get outside Japan. Wakamatsu, who reveled in pink in more ways than one, chronicles the torture of Christians, Chinese, home-grown radicals and I believe there may be at least one additional storyline in this anthology of brutality.

The English titles of the movies on this list are a bit rough. In some cases I'm familiar with the more polished titles but they're just not coming to me at the moment. In others, I simply haven't heard of the film before like, for example, Wakamatsu's 1978 picture, Japanese Torture. The title is so generic that I haven't been able to find any reference to it online.

Some of these are now available for streaming at the following links:

Shintoho

Xcream

DMM

Sokmil

Duga

I don't think any of these websites have an English version so that could present a bit of a problem. Still, it is good to see that at least some of these classics have become available.

KabukiJoe

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