The Blood Sword of the 99th Virgin (1959)

The most controversial film ever produced by Shintoho, Magatani Morihei’s horror thriller Bloody Sword Of The 99th Virgin (Kyujukyu-honme no Kimusume) is set in the mountains of Iwate Prefecture - a remote area that might be described as the Ozarks of Japan. The mountain folk are depicted as superstitious, blood-thirsty primitives, which struck traditionally discriminated-against locals and others in their community as discriminatory. Probably as a result, the film has been seldom screened in Japan, and contrary to some speculation, it has never been officially banned.

Directing:
  • Morihei Magatani

Writing:
  • Susumu Takaku
  • Jiro Fujishima
  • Tsunehei Okouchi

Stars:
Release Date: 1959-09-11
themoviedb icon 6/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 82

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