Rocky vs Asia, Part 2. Simultaneous journeys. A very sexy day of Double Feature. Rock 2 is aware of it’s place in the world. Rocky calls bullshit on itself. A strategy for starting your sequel. Directed by Sylvester Stalone! Fixing past mistakes. Humanity and heart. Actually rooting for a protagonist. Defining a character by their faults. Unable to sell out. Real life optimism. Character evolution. Provoking a reaction. Sex and Fury + Lady Snowblood. Japanese Pink Films. How do pink films compare to American sexploitation? Poker showdown. What’s the difference between sex cinema and pornography? Censorship in Japanese pornography. Urabon and the resistance!
Also referenced: Ichi the Killer, Shogun Assassin, Happy Go Lucky, Mary and Max, Machete, Planet Terror, Sin City, Lady Snowblood, The Big Bird Cage, Eastern Promises, Dario Argento (Deep Red), Casino Royale, Rubber, Two Lane Blacktop, The Killing, Hostel, Cops, The Matrix, Rollerball
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Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
Sex and Fury
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Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Writer: Taro Bonten, Masahiro Kakefuda, Noribumi Suzuki
Starring: Reiko Ike, Akemi Negishi, Ryoko Ema, Yoko Hori
Reiko Ike stars as Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket in Meiji Era Tokyo. After sheltering a fleeing anarchist, Ocho runs into the three gangsters responsible for her father's murder, and runs afoul of various yakuza who want her dead.