Your comprehensive guide to East-Asian obscurity

Obscure cinema
(Underground, experimental, documentary, avant-garde, mind-fuck, arthouse and concerts)


Also serves as a watchlist. The list is mainly Japanese cinema, not much to add from other countries. I included some interesting Chinese and Taiwanese entries.

  • A Page of Madness
  • First Steps Ashore
  • Hokusai
  • Children in the Classroom
  • Children Who Draw
  • Ikebana
  • Tokyo 1958
  • Jose Torres
  • A Secret Rendezvous
  • My Second Brother
  • The Naked Island
  • Dandanko
  • Navel and A-Bomb
  • Bad Boys
  • Happiness of Us Alone
  • Wan
  • Atami Blues
  • Love
  • On Eye Rape
  • Remembrance
  • Nakasendo
  • Onan
  • Closed Vagina
  • Complex
  • On the Road: A Document
  • Tokuten Eizou Anthology No. 1
  • Kiss Kiss Kiss
  • The Cage
  • Memory
  • A Dance Party in the Kingdom of Lilliput
  • Ako
  • Kachi Kachi Yama
  • Diary of Yunbogi
  • Tabako to hai
  • A Story Written with Water
  • Rose Colored Dance
  • Jose Torres II
  • Secrets Behind the Wall
  • Emotion
  • Silence Has No Wings
  • Woman of the Lake
  • Abortion
  • Mothers
  • The Affair
  • Slave Widow
  • Violated Angels
  • A Man Vanishes
  • Galaxy
  • Impasse
  • Genesis
  • Affair in the Snow
  • Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
  • The Man Without a Map
  • Sex Zone
  • The Human Bullet
  • Confession
  • The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan – Summer in Sanrizuka
  • Face
  • Eros + Massacre
  • Running in Madness, Dying in Love
  • When Twilight Draws Near
  • Sensual Game
  • The Deserted Archipelago
  • Blind Beast
  • Violent Virgin
  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin
  • Ecstasis
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • For My Crushed Right Eye
  • A.K.A. Serial Killer
  • Orgies of Edo
  • Blue Film Woman
  • Naked Bullet
  • Cleopatra
  • Heroic Purgatory
  • A Woman in Revolt
  • This Transient Life
  • Evil Spirits of Japan
  • Following the Unreturned Soldiers: Malaysia
  • History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
  • Metastasis
  • Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old Prostitute
  • Minamata: The Victims and Their World
  • Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War
  • The War of Jan-Ken-Pon
  • Mandara
  • GOOD-BY ELVIS and USA
  • Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths
  • Lost Lovers
  • Summer Soldiers
  • Expansion
  • Goodbye CP
  • Poem
  • The Morning Schedule
  • Ichijo's Wet Lust
  • Mio
  • The Pirates of Buban
  • Journey Into Solitude
  • Ecstasy of the Angels