Wife to be Sacrificed


by Tuna 

"Ikenie fujin" is a Nikkatsu Roman Porno directed by Masaru Konuma, the fourth such film released in the USA this month. This one stars Naomi Tani as a flower arranging teacher whose husband ran off three years earlier after being accused of child molesting. He returns, kidnaps her, and subjects her to bondage, discipline and degradation, which she ends up responding to positively, after fighting him at first. She escapes once, only to be raped by two hunters. We see that hubby does have genuine concern as he washes and soothes her after the rape. Then hubby finds two lovers who have attempted a double suicide. He captures them and toys with them for a while, all of which leads to the surprise ending.

This film was hugely popular in Japan, presumably due to the fetish content, and its IMDb rating is the highest of the four recent releases (Wife to Be Sacrificed, Tattooed Flower Vase, Cloistered Nun: Runa's Confession and Erotic Diary of an Office Lady).

I am hoping that we will see more of the Pinku films, especially Roman Pornos and Pinky Violence, coming to American DVDs soon. Of the four recent releases, Tattooed Flower Vase is my favorite, but this one is also an excellent film in its own right, and this is the one for you if the bondage content is your cup of tea.

Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


Excellent example of artistic Asian erotica.


  • Naomi Tani and Terumi Azuma show breasts and buns, and are frequently tied up and tortured with candles, hot wax, whips, enemas, etc.




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7.1 IMDB summary (of 10)


* widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1