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1959

Kyujukyu hon me no kimusume

The Blood Sword of the 99th Virgin

九十九本目の生娘

Release Date
September, 12th, 1959
Running Time
83 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

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[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHINTOHO

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHINTOHO

[ Story ]

In the northern province, two waitresses Mieko and Hanako from Tokyo, are missing somewhere near the River Kitakami. At night, the villagers of Shirayama gather round a blazing fire, and utter incantations while an old headman tempers a sword. The missing Mieko and Hanako have been killed and hang head downwards from the bough of a tree, their blood dripping into large vessel. The police find ninety-eight swords in a secret underground room and the skeletons of eighteen girls near the top of a mountain. The headman of the village tells the people that their ancestors swore to their tutelary god to present offerings of ninety-nine swords tempered with the blood of virgins and the ninety-ninth sword is still untampered. As the law advances in force the villagers kidnap Kanako, daughter of the chief of police, to temper the ninety-ninth sword. Kanako is strung head downwards from a tree…

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960.3.1】

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