Molester's Train: Nasty Behavior

Molester's Train: Nasty Behavior

Theatrical poster for Molester's Train: Nasty Behavior (1993)
Directed by Hisayasu Satō (as Hisakazu Hata)[1][2]
Written by Kyōko Godai
Starring Yumika Hayashi
Kiyomi Itō
Cinematography Masashi Inayoshi
Editing by Shōji Sakai
Distributed by Kokuei
Shintōhō
Release date(s) November 26, 1993
Running time 54 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Molester's Train: Nasty Behavior (痴漢電車 いやらしい行為 Chikan densha: iyarashii kōi?) aka Molester's Train: Dirty Behavior[3] and Birthday (誕生日 Tanjōbi?)[4] is a 1993 Japanese pink film directed by Hisayasu Satō under the pseudonym Hisakazu Hata. Future director, Shinji Imaoka worked on the project as assistant director, and prolific screenwriter Kyōko Godai wrote the film. It was named the second best pink film release of the year at the annual Pink Grand Prix.[5]

Contents

Synopsis

After the loss of her boyfriend, a young woman plans to explode herself with a stick of dynamite on her 20th birthday. On the subway she meets a young man who films women while molesting them. The two become romantically involved.[2][6]

Cast

  • Yumika Hayashi[1]
  • Koichi Imaizumi (今泉浩一)
  • Kiyomi Ito
  • Yuri Ishihara (石原ゆり)
  • Hiroyuki Kawasaki (川崎浩幸)

Background

Future Academy Award-winner Yōjirō Takita started the long-running Molester's Train series at Shintōhō. The original series ran for twelve episodes between 1982 and 1985, and was in a light-comic vein similar to early U.S. nudie-cuties such as Russ Meyer's The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959). The popularity of the "Molester" theme led other pink film studios to create their own versions of the series.[7] When they decided to resurrect the series in 1993, Shintōhō chose to go in an entirely different direction by hiring controversial, cult-film director Hisayasu Satō to helm the project.[2]

Critical appraisal

Allmovie writes that, working within Shintōhō's Molester's Train series format, Molester's Train: Nasty Behavior is, "much tamer than [Hisayasu Satō's] usual sadistic gorefests", and that his fans, "may be disappointed that there is nary a rape, whipping, or bloody tooth extraction in sight". The review speculates that the softening in tone from Satō may be a result of the input from Kyōko Godai.[6] Godai is a prolific pink film screenwriter, and wife of actor-director Yutaka Ikejima.[8]

In their Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films, the Weissers note that in Molester's Train: Nasty Behavior, Satō shows none of his characteristic cinematic brutality. They write of his comparatively tamer films with Godai, "Some praise Sato for the change, while other lose interest in his career".[2] Nevertheless, Jasper Sharp writes that Satō's film still has an austere tone which is completely different in style from Yōjirō Takita's light-hearted Molester Train films. Sharp notes that Molester's Train: Nasty Behavior exhibits many of Satō's usual interests, including a sequence employing a "disorienting labyrinth of gazes" involving the young male molester, his films, his victim on the train, another molester's victim, and the audience. The audience is given little help in how to interpret the proceedings. "Who do we identify with," Sharp asks, "molester, molested or cameraman, or do we remain just a detached observer?"[9]

Bibliography

English

Japanese

Notes

  1. ^ a b "痴漢電車 いやらしい行為" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1993/dq002470.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 476. ISBN 1-88928-852-7. 
  3. ^ "CHIKAN DENSHA: IYARASHII KOUI". Complete Index to World Film. http://www.citwf.com/film61034.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  4. ^ "誕生日(1993)" (in Japanese). www.allcinema.net. http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=152102. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Best Ten of 1993, 6th Ceremony 1993年度ベストテン <第6回ピンク大賞>" (in Japanese). P*G Website. http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~p-g/award/1993.htm. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
  6. ^ a b Firsching, Robert. "Chikan Densha: Iyarashii Koui: Review". Allmovie. http://www.allmovie.com/work/chikan-densha-iyarashii-koui-238588/review. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  7. ^ Weisser, p. 276.
  8. ^ Weisser, p. 190.
  9. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p. 267. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. 
Preceded by
Amazon Garden: Uniform Lesbians
and Kindan no Sono: The Seifuku Les (tie)
Pink Grand Prix Silver Prize
1993
Succeeded by
I Like You, I Like You Very Much

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Widow's Perverted Hell — Theatrical poster for Widow s Perverted Hell (1991) Directed by Hisayasu Satō[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Naked Blood — DVD cover (Taiwan version) of Naked Blood (1996) Directed by Hisayasu Satō Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Love & Loathing & Lulu & Ayano — Directed by Hisayasu Satō Screenplay by Naoko Nishida Based on Namae no nai Onnatachi by Atsuhiko Nakamura Starring …   Wikipedia

  • Neighbors from Hell — Not to be confused with Neighbours from Hell. Neighbors from Hell Genre Sitcom Format Animated Satire Created by Pam Brady Developed by Mike Redman …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.