|Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)|
|Starring:||Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, and Terumi Azuma|
The previously mentioned “outhouse” scene is one that will go down in infamy. It takes place early within the movie, after Makiko is dragged to the cabin, and in one of her first degradations she is walked to an outhouse while held on a leash. Yet, things get worse for Makiko, as her master – and the audience as well – watch in detail as she defecates onscreen. The camera lingers just long enough to catch a quick glimpse of the excrement, from a side angle, and yes, it is incredibly disgusting. Whether or not it was real, I can not say. However, it is a very blunt way of showcasing our villain’s power of Makiko. I think it goes without saying that Konuma could have possibly handled the scene with a little more tact, but this is the world of exploitation. This is certainly a way to grab the attention of potential viewers. This is a scene that few viewers will ever forget, because it isn’t every day that filmmakers are this crass. The rest of the degenerate activities in the film include rape and various forms of rope and wax torture. Then, of course, we also have the use of an enema as well, but it’s better that I not go too far into all of the disturbed nastiness that awaits viewers who sit down to watch the film. At the end of the day, unfortunately, the nastiness is the main draw for Wife to Be Sacrificed. Although some elements of it are fun or engaging, it is mostly holds a “car crash” appeal. Sure, there might be something worthy of titillation to some viewers, but primarily it’s the fecal matter and insensitive dehumanization that has gathered a viewing audience for the movie.