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MST3K: Star Force – Fugitive Alien II

Posted by Josh Samford On July - 18 - 2012

MST3K: Star Force – Fugitive Alien II (1991)
Starring: Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, and Kevin Murphy



The Plot: In the not-too-distant future, Joel Robinson (Joel Hodgeson) is abducted by his boss at Gizmonic institute and shot into outer space. His boss, Dr. Forrester, then sends Joel the very worst movies that he can find in order to document his reactions. Joel, who has built two robot friends named Crow and Tom Servo, does his best to improve this bad situation by having a good time and riffing on the movies with his robot pals. In this episode, Dr. Forrester forces Joel to watch the sequel to the awful Japanese science fiction title Fugitive Alien. This film, now titled Star Force: Fugitive Alien II, picks up right where the first movie left out. The ship is still floating through space and the ultimate goal is to make it to a distant planet where they are to sabotage a powerful weapon that can destroy planets. Along the way, the “tenperature” begins to rise as they get uncomfortably close to a black hole, and then dramatic tensions onboard the ship threaten everything that ties our crew together. Can they survive these impossible odds?


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MST3K: Fugitive Alien

Posted by Josh Samford On July - 17 - 2012

MST3K: Fugitive Alien (1991)
Starring: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Kevin Murphy



The Plot: In the not-too-distant future, Joel Robinson (Joel Hodgeson) is abducted by his boss at Gizmonic institute and shot into outer space. His boss, Dr. Forrester, then sends Joel the very worst movies that he can find in order to document his reactions. Joel, who has built two robot friends named Crow and Tom Servo, does his best to improve this bad situation by having a good time and riffing on the movies with his robot pals. In this episode, Dr. Forrester forces Joel to watch yet another Japanese television program that has been edited for American audiences. Fugitive Alien tells the story of Ken, a “Starwolf” from the planet Valnastar. Apparently being a Starwolf revolves around warfare, and when Ken refuses to kill an innocent child he is shot off into outer space. While floating in space, Ken is picked up by the starship Bacchus 3 which originates from Earth. The crew don’t know what to make of Ken at first, but throughout their journeys in space they will have to learn to trust this alien.


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Zoom In: Sex Apartments

Posted by Josh Samford On July - 12 - 2012

Zoom In: Sex Apartments (1980)
Director: Naosuke Kurosawa
Writers: Chiho Katsura
Starring: Erina Miyai, Youko Azusa, and Yoko Oyagi



The Plot: Saeko (Erina Miyai) is a lonely wife who fears the concept of having children. She always makes her husband wear a condom out of fear that it will lead to her having a family that she is not ready for. When her husband leaves town again on one of his long trips (he is a cyclist), Saeko decides to visit her former lover. While on the road to his apartment, Saeko is is attacked by a hidden assailant who throws a stone and knocks her off her bike. During this attack, all the audience can see is that the assailant wears a black skull cap, black gloves, and a long trenchcoat. His weapon of choice seems to be a very sharp poker/screwdriver as well, and he appears to be bloodthirsty. After her rape, Saeko arrives at the apartment of her former lover. He is a piano tuner who also happens to wear a long black trenchcoat, a skull cap, and black gloves. Despite this fact, the two quickly start back up their romantic relationship. However, things start to get tense when it becomes apparent that Saeko wasn’t the only local woman raped. There’s a serial rapist on the prowl, and he likes to end his sessions by either lighting his victims on fire or purposefully burning their genitalia. Is Saeko’s new boyfriend really the killer? And if so, will she survive?

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True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell

Posted by Josh Samford On April - 12 - 2012

True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell (1975)
Director: Kôyû Ohara
Writers: Kôyû Ohara and Akira Momoi
Starring: Hitomi Kozue, Meika Seri and Maya Hiromi



The Plot: True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell is as provocative as the title might imply. A women in prison story, the plot focuses on a group of women fresh in the juvenile hall system. Mayumi is our gateway into this world, and unlike many others who are new to prison life, she isn’t afraid to fight back. Although the guards are quite oppressive, trading food for sex at times, the most harrowing experiences awaiting Mayumi come from her fellow inmates. Despite this, Mayumi doesn’t intend to spend her entire life in this hell hole. She eventually partners up with another inmate and the two hatch a scheme to escape the prison. However, many of the other prisoners will stand in her way, and the authorities who wish for her to bow down to their will may also prove to be a threat. Sex, violence, and bloody tampons are all what await you when starting True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell.

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Debauchery

Posted by Josh Samford On April - 11 - 2012

Debauchery (1983)
Director: Hadehiro Ito
Writers: Hadehiro Ito
Starring: Ryoko Watanabe, Serina Nishikawa, Mizuho Nakagawa, Yuka Hanabusa and Yuka Takemura



The Plot: Ami (Ryoko Watenabe) is a housewife who is feeling sexually frustrated. Although she has a nice husband at home, who does not run away from the bedroom, she can’t help but dream about various sexual acts that modern society would likely deem as obscene. A new pathway opens in her life when she hears about a old friend from school who is now working at a high-class brothel. She soon realizes that if she wants her masochistic fantasies to come true, this would likely be the ideal place. After picking up her very first John, via an accidental phone call, Ami knows that this is the life for her. She has to fulfill these sexual needs, and she will do whatever it takes to achieve her goals. She immediately runs to the previously mentioned brothel in order to begin her new life. However, it seems as if there may be someone behind the scenes pointing her in this direction. Furthermore, when she gets everything that she thinks she wants, will it prove to be too much?

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