Saturday, February 4, 2012

To-Do List: See This Film

Slightly censored from the poster version
I've seen a couple of different English titles for this 1977 Toei film, including Decapitation of an Evil Woman and, from the MPPA of Japan, Vampire Oden and Asaemon, a Beheader.

Shogun's Sadism
This one doesn't seem to get a lot of attention even though it was directed by Makiguchi Yuji, the same fellow who directed the 1976 film known in the West as Shogun's Sadism.

Update: Looks like the reason for that is it hasn't come out on DVD yet and might never have been released on VHS. According to the Amazon Japan page, it will be released on February 21, 2012. You heard it here first.

Uncensored poster
I picked up the poster for Decapitation a few years ago and am much too fond of it to let it go. If I ever find another one, I just might offer it for sale. This really is a tremendous poster. Not so sure about the flick, haven't seen it -- yet.

DVD available at Amazon Japan (Feb. 21, 2012)

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