Teruo Ishii  

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Teruo Ishii (January 1, 1924 - August 12, 2005) was a Japanese film director best known in the West for his early films in the Super Giant series, and for his films in the Ero guro ("erotic-grotesque") subgenre of pinku eiga such as The Joys of Torture (1968). He also directed the 1965 film, Abashiri Prison, which helped to make Ken Takakura a major star in Japan. Referred to in Japan as "The King of Cult," Ishii had a much more prolific and eclectic career than was generally known in the West during his lifetime.




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