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A Haunted Turkish Bathhouse (Bakeneko Toruko furo)

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Genres: Horror
Starring: Naomi Tani, Misa Ohara, Taiji Tonoyama
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Plot Sypnosis:

A Haunted Turkish Bathhouse features Nikkatsu star Naomi Tani as an abused wife sold to a brothel to cover her husband's debts. The deceitful husband is actually behind it all, in cahoots with the brothel madame, who is his lover. Tani discovers the truth and gets tortured to death. However, the dead woman's soul seeks vengeance from a most unusual quarter.

The film is a bizarre mixture of Japanese erotica, gangster film and "ghost cat" horror movie. All popular genres in the 1960s and 70s. It's a heady cocktail and makes for an entertaining and unpredictable film that rocks along at a giddy pace. Director Yamaguchi is best known for his Delinquent Girl Boss and Sister Street Fighter movies as well as the Sonny Chiba film Wolf Guy.

Blu-ray Features:

  • ORIGINAL JAPANESE AUDIO TRACK, with optional English subtitles
  • NEW interview with Patrick Macias about Toei exploitation cinema in the 1970s
  • NEW audio commentary by critic Samm Deighan
  • Trailer
  • 20-page booklet by critic Jasper Sharp
  • Reversible cover art
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1975
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 82
Specs: Region A Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1
Audio Formats: Japanese
Subtitles/Captions: English