Impulse Pictures is starting the New Year off right with not one, not two, but three films from our fan favorite Nikkatsu Pictures Collection, among our first releases with our new distributor, MVD Entertainment Group, which will begin handling sales and distribution of our past and future Synapse Films and Impulse Pictures catalogs. We're very excited to be working with the MVD team, so much so that we decided to start our relationship with three of the most extreme movies in our long-running Nikkatsu Erotic Films Collection, FLOWER AND SNAKE, ZOOM UP: MURDER SITE and TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL: HELL OF LOVE! These legendary erotic films have long been requested by fans, and we're thrilled to finally bring them to the U.S. in brilliant new HD transfers supervised by Nikkatsu.
ZOOM UP: MURDER SITE (Releasing on both Blu-ray & DVD)
A violent killer is preying on women and dumping their bodies in an abandoned building. Tomoko (Erina Miyai) cheats on her lover with another man and thinks the killer saw their romantic tryst. She doesn’t want to go to the police, because she’s afraid her affair will be discovered, but the killer continues his murderous spree. What will Tomoko do to hide her torrid secret? Can she escape the hands of the murderer? The first entry in Nikkatsu’s famous “ZOOM UP” adult series, ZOOM UP: MURDER SITE is a dark, violent film that’s described as “…a collection of staggeringly repulsive murders, perhaps the most sadistic ever generated on film…The words misogynist and mean-spirited can barely describe the atrocities on hand” (Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser, JAPANESE CINEMA ENCYCLOPEDIA).
* All-new high-definition restoration from the original camera negative provided by Nikkatsu Studios. * Newly-translated removable English subtitles
* Reversible cover art with original uncensored artwork and original title.
Director: Koyu Ohara
Starring: Erina Miyai, Yuki Yoshizawa, Yoko Azusa, Tatsuya Hamaguchi
Runtime: 67 minutes
Release Date: February 9, 2021
FLOWER AND SNAKE (Releasing on both Blu-ray and DVD)
Based on Oniroku Dan’s famous novel, FLOWER AND SNAKE is the first Nikkatsu erotic film to deal with the subject of sadomasochism. Makoto (Yasuhiko Ishizu) is a sexually-repressed man living with his mother Miyo (Hiroko Fuji) who owns an adult toy store. When he was a child, Makoto remembers shooting a soldier whom he found having sex with his mother. The elderly man who owns the company Makoto works for has an interest in BDSM and wants Makoto to kidnap and “train” his wife (Naomi Tani) to submit to him. With Makoto battling the demons of his past and unsure of the consequences of his own sexual awakening, what transpires is one of the most shocking, perverse and jaw-dropping Nikkatsu films ever made. Remastered by Nikkatsu Studios in high-definition, FLOWER AND SNAKE is one of Impulse Pictures’ most-requested titles to be released in our continuing Nikkatsu adult film collection.
- All-new high-definition restoration from the original camera negative provided by Nikkatsu Studios
- Newly-translated removable English subtitles
Director: Masaru Konuma
Starring: Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Yashuhiko Ishizu, Hioko Fuji
Runtime: 74 minutes
Release Date: March 16, 2021
Formats: Blu-ray and DVD
Video: High-Definition 1080p (2.35:1) Widescreen (Blu-ray) / Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) (DVD)
Audio: DTS-HD MA Japanese 1.0 Original Mono (Blu-ray) / Dolby Digital Japanese 1.0 Original Mono (DVD)
Region: Region A (Blu-ray) / Region 1 (DVD) TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL: HELL OF LOVE (DVD Only) Hitomi Kozue returns as Mayumi in this final chapter of the TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL trilogy! Mayumi is sent to jail after brutally attacking her partner and his mistress. Sent to live in Cell 31, the women there couldn’t be more different… they are very religious, sing hymns and discuss the Bible. A fight with a rival cell block starts a bloody and vicious war in the jail… one where the warden and guards seek vengeance on the women with brutal torture and sexual humiliation. When a new inmate arrives and Mayumi recognizes her, all hell breaks loose! Culminating in a fierce and explosive New Year’s Eve battle, TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL: HELL OF LOVE is a shocking entry in Nikkatsu Studios’ take on the “women in prison” series of films.
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles
Director: KOYU OHARA
Starring: HITOMI KOZUE, YURI YAMASHINA, NAOMI OKA
Runtime: 68 minutes
Release Date: April 13, 2021
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) (DVD)
Audio: Dolby Digital Japanese 1.0 Original Mono (DVD)
Region: Region 1 (DVD)
FLOWER AND SNAKE: IMP0128 (Blu-ray) / IMP0129 (DVD)
ZOOM UP MURDER SITE: IMP0130 (Blu-ray) / IMP0131 (DVD) TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL: HELL OF LOVE: IMP0142 (DVD)
FLOWER AND SNAKE: 654930112991 (Blu-ray) / 654930113097 (DVD)
ZOOM UP: MURDER SITE: 654930113196 (Blu-ray) / 654930113295 (DVD) TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL: HELL OF LOVE:
Suggested Retail Price (for both formats): $19.95 each
ZOOM UP: MURDER SITE will be released on February 9, 2021; FLOWER AND SNAKE will be released on March 16, 2021; TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN IN JAIL: HELL OF LOVE will be released on April 13, 2021.