EROS IN HELL: Sex, Blood and Madness in Japanese Cinema. Texts by Jack Hunter, Rosemary Hawley Jarman, Johannes Schonherr, Romain Slocombe. London: Creation Books, 1998, 228 pp., b/w photos, profusely illustrated, 14.95 British pounds.

In 1966, Jack Hunter says, when the notorious publication “Death Scenes,” photographs of murder/suicide victims, was imported into Japan, “customs officials were reportedly outraged — because a few of the mangled, rotting corpses were naked.”

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