Monday, January 23, 2017

#2,295. Entrails of a Virgin (1986)

Directed By: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu

Starring: Saeko Kizuki, Naomi Hagio, Megumi Kawashima

Tag line: "It Will Tear Your Insides Out!"

Trivia: This movie was the first in a series of three made by the same director

Director Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu’s Entrails of a Virgin may fall a bit short in the horror department, but fans of Japanese Pink films will surely like what they see.

While driving back from an outdoor photo shoot, a photographer (Daiki Katô), his assistant (Hideki Takahashi) and their boss (Osamu Tsuruoka), along with models Kei (Megumi Kawashima) and Kazuyo (Naomi Hagio) and make-up girl Rei (Saeko Kizuki), are forced to seek shelter when a dense fog rolls into the area. Stopping at the first house they find (an abandoned home under construction), the group heads inside, eager to enjoy some dinner and, if the guys get lucky, an evening of romance with their attractive cohorts. But their night of debauchery is cut short when a mysterious killer (Kazuhiko Goda), lurking in the surrounding woods, crashes the party, and takes his frustrations out on the unsuspecting crew.

Entrails of a Virgin combines the erotica of Japanese Pink with the violence of an ‘80s slasher film, and like most Pink movies, there’s plenty of nudity and sex. Right out of the gate, quick-cut images of a sexual encounter between the photographer and Kei are inserted into the opening sequence (interspersed with Kei posing for sexy pictures in the great outdoors). Once the group reaches the house, their sexual escapades become more intense, and even the (well-endowed) killer gets in on the action, having his way with some of the girls before attempting to murder them.

Entrails of a Virgin shares a few similarities with your standard ‘80s slasher movie, from its killer’s inventive style (using a variety of weapons) to its blood and gore (one scene in particular will prove troublesome for the ladies who brave this film). There’s even a “final girl” (though what happens to her is as horrific as anything that went before), as well as a handful of POV shots of the killer watching from the woods. 

Still, I’m fairly certain the movie’s horror elements were of secondary concern. As with most Pink films, Entrails of a Virgin is all about the sex.

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