A Haunted Turkish Bath House
1 Blu-ray disc
Label: Mondo Macabro
Preorder: 12/13/22/22 Release: 1/10/23
Catalogue #: MDO262
102 minutes in Japanese, with English subtitles
MPAA Rating: NR
Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Region code: A
Production year: 1975 in Japan
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Cast: Naomi Tani, Misa Ohara, Taiji Tonoyama,Tomoko Mayama, Terumi Azuma, Kôji Fujiyama, Kôji Fujiyama, Sami Suzuki
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 is 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.
Brand new 2k transfer from film negative, digitally restored.
Interview with Patrick Macias, author of TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion.
Introduction to Toei horror films by Patrick Macias.
Audio commentary from Samm Deighan.
Exclusive new cover art from Justin Coffee.
Mondo Macabro previews.