IREZUMI (Yasuzo Masamura, 1966)

Attuned to Hikaru Hayashi’s pulsating score, Tattoo, written by Kaneto Shindô from stories by Junichirô Tanizaki, revolves around the nature of a young woman, Otsuya, who becomes hateful, vicious and vengeful against men once she is kidnapped, drugged and has her back tattooed, a symbolical rape, and is sold into sexual slavery, becoming a geisha-house […]