The Blood Sword of the 99th Virgin

The Blood Sword of the 99th Virgin

82 mins | Drama, Horror | Sept. 11, 1959

The most controversial film ever produced by Shintoho, Magatani Morihei’s horror thriller Bloody Sword Of The 99th Virgin (Kyujukyu-honme no Kimusume) is set in the mountains of Iwate Prefecture - a remote area that might be described as the Ozarks of Japan. The mountain folk are depicted as superstitious, blood-thirsty primitives, which struck traditionally discriminated-against locals and others in their community as discriminatory. Probably as a result, the film has been seldom screened in Japan but, contrary to some speculation, it has never been officially banned.

The Blood Sword of the 99th Virgin

82 mins | Drama, Horror | Sept. 11, 1959

The Blood Sword of the 99th Virgin
The most controversial film ever produced by Shintoho, Magatani Morihei’s horror thriller Bloody Sword Of The 99th Virgin (Kyujukyu-honme no Kimusume) is set in the mountains of Iwate Prefecture - a remote area that might be described as the Ozarks of Japan. The mountain folk are depicted as superstitious, blood-thirsty primitives, which struck traditionally discriminated-against locals and others in their community as discriminatory. Probably as a result, the film has been seldom screened in Japan but, contrary to some speculation, it has never been officially banned.
Producers Shintoho Company
Original title 九十九本目の生娘
Directors Morihei Magatani, Sukune Hashida
Writers Susumu Takaku, Jiro Fujishima, Tsunehira Okochi