Seijun Suzuki's Gate of Flesh paints a picture of Tokyo you're unlikely to forget, ever. A sweaty, Technicolor nightmare, the film exposes the underbelly of the city -- and never comes back up to the surface.

Gate of Flesh concerns a group of prostitutes who are, for all intents, making their last stand in a bombed-out abandoned building. They live (if you can call it that) by a simple code: Defend their territory, no pimps, and beat the shit out of any girl who gives it away for free. This creates a problem for Maya (Yumiko Nogawa), who falls in love with a murderer who joins their midst. Eventually they plan to escape together, but you can imagine this does not meet with the approval of the vixens who live beyond the gate of flesh.

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