Decapitation of an Evil Woman

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Decapitation of an Evil Woman

Decapitation of an Evil Woman

Release Date: January 22, 1977

Year    :   1977
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Genres    :   Action
Production Companies    :   Toei Company
Director    :   Yuji Makiguchi
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Writers    :   Yuji Makiguchi
RunTime    :   62 mins.

An unusual blending of elements comes together in this crime story drawn from Japanese history. During the early Meiji period a number of “Dokufu” (Poison Women) committed a significant number of murders. These crimes were most often committed by wives on their husbands in order to be together with their lovers. At that time women were executed in the same manner as men, to wit: by being decapitated. This is the story of the most notorious of all, Takahashi Oden who, in 1879, was the last woman executed by decapitation in Japan.


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