Japanese cult movie guru Teruo Ishii directs this deranged, over-the-top adaptation from the original manga by Kazuo Koike about a privileged samurai gang in charge of recruiting women for prostitution in old Edo's pleasure quarter.
Fascinating, brilliant and amoral, a tour through an ancient subculture obsessed with cruel, violent death and cruel, violent sex. Tetsuro Tanba is the hardboiled mercenary swordsman caught in the middle between the sex slave business, the corrupt Shogunate and rival gangs. When he goes into action, blood sprays, and heads and limbs fly.
DVD Features: Interview with Yuriko Hishimi, Interview with J-Taro Sugisaku, Commentary with J-Taro and Takao Nakano, Liner Notes, Film History.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.