Another tale of whips and bondage from the pen of S & M specialist Oniroku Dan, this Nikkatsu release is his first after the retirement of the studio's reigning <i>pinku eiga</i> queen Naomi Tani. In her absence, the victim role falls to ingénue Asako Kurayoshi as Rie, who is sold to a master (Hiroshi Unayama), who tortures her every night before bedtime while she's wearing a wedding dress. The nightly tortures are witnessed by Eguchi (Jun Nakahara), a noble young man who sympathizes with the beautiful victim and proceeds to kidnap Unayama's wife (Izumi Shima), subjecting her to similar tortures until the sadist agrees to free Rie to get his wife back. As in every Dan-scripted tale, however, the young victim has become a punishment-hungry masochist, and Eguchi is forced to tie her up and whip her in order to keep her happy. The film isn't generally considered one of director Katsuhiko Fujii's best, but one suspects that has more to do with fanboy regret at Naomi Tani's retirement than any intrinsic flaws. It is, in fact, one of the most tightly plotted and well-made collaborations between the Fujii-Dan team.
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