2013, Drafthouse Films, 100 min, Japan, Dir: Hitoshi Matsumoto

Director Hitoshi Matsumoto’s outrageous return to the big screen comes on the heels of his cult sensations BIG MAN JAPAN and SYMBOL in the form of this fantastic quasi-sex-comedy. Nao Ohmori (from Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER) is a typical Japanese salary man and father who likes to escape the daily grind with a little BDSM. When he joins a mysterious club in which the “Queens” (read dominatrices) perform their sado-masochistic acts without warning and in public, Nao’s life is turned upside down, and his attempts to leave the club only escalate the abuse. In Japanese with English subtitles.

1962, Azteca Films, 89 min, Mexico, Dir: Alfonso Corona Blake

When a coven of buxom vampires tries to kidnap a professor’s daughter, it’s up to Santo to put the hammerlock on them. One of the best of the silver-masked Mexican wrestler’s many B-movies (and a cheesy favorite of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fans). In Spanish with English subtitles.

2014, Media Luna, 96 min, Belgium, Germany, Dir: Dominique Deruddere

In the new romance from writer-director Dominique Deruddere, Wall Street wolf Colin (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’s Jamie Dornan) wants to sign a Middle Eastern billionaire to his firm, and thinks he has the solution when he learns of the sheikh’s interest in racing pigeons. In search of an avian champion, Colin meets a pigeon breeder in Flanders; the old man is unwilling to sell his prized bird, but his granddaughter (Charlotte De Bruyne) is more open to Colin’s charms. In English and Dutch with English subtitles.

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