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Lusty Sisters (色情姉妹 Shikijō shimai) aka Erotic
Sisters is a 1972 Japanese film in Nikkatsu's Roman porno series, directed by Chūsei Sone and
starring Keiko Tsuzuki and Akemi Nijō.
Three sisters live alienated existences in modern day Tokyo. One
works as a secretary, one is a prostitute, and one is a criminal.
The secretary is cynically unhappy with the sexist business world
which limits her opportunities for advancement and makes her a
target for her lecherous boss. The prostitute lives an aimless
life, drifting between men, and often the target of either police
or jealous wives. The criminal, who lives by disrupting the society
which oppresses her two sisters, is the only happy one of the
- Akemi Nijō: Satsuki Ōtsuki
- Keiko Tsuzuki: Shinobu Ōtsuki
- Senro Sō: Sumire Ōtsuki
- Chigusa Takayama: Fujie Ōtsuki
- Kenji Shimamura: Denkichi Ōtsuki
- Nobutaka Masutoko: Honda Rokurō
- Hiroyuki Mikawa: Ichirō Sawaki
- Kiyoko Ōtani: Miyo Sawaki
- Mako Mizuki: Yōko Ikuta
Background and critical
In their Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films,
the Weissers fault the film for its story, but praise director Sone
for raising the film above its exploitation origins. According to
the Weissers, the film is "a great looking production", and Sone
gives the characters humanity. Nevertheless, they point out, in
line with the exploitation genre, Sone delivers some "chillingly
Allmovie agrees that the
film is "not for the timid", but judges that it was one of
Nikkatsu's better Roman Pornos of 1972.
Dealing with societal alienation, self-destruction and violence,
the film works with themes that director Hisayasu Satō
would make his own in the 1980s and 1990s.
Sone worked as an assistant director to Seijun Suzuki
during the 1960s. He is probably best known for the first two
episodes of the Angel
Guts series, which he directed in 1978 and 1979.
Lead actress Keiko Tsuzuki had a leading role in Yasuharu
Hasebe's Kurosawa satire, Naked Seven
Lusty Sisters was released theatrically in Japan on
November 29, 1972. It
was released on DVD in Japan on December 22, 2006, as part of Geneon's sixth wave of
Nikkatsu Roman porno series.