I don't know that the situation has been quite so bad this year, but the Asami Ogawa films weren't as good as they could have been (and I hold out no hope for her upcoming release).
For my money, I wish Attackers had made better use of long-legged beauty Ryo Takamiya.
Since I like a good whipping scene, for me it would be Mark of the Whip.Sardu: The episode of "Sons of Anarchy" in which Gemma (Katey Sagal) gets strung up and gang-raped is the second-season premiere, titled "Albification." It means the process of making things white, which is the goal of the enemy white-separatist group that wants to put SOA out of business.I've never seen the show, but the premise sounds intriguing -- a prime-time soap opera about outlaw bikers, with strong Shakespearean influences.Yik Yakker: Speaking of trashy Euro films: having tasted some giallo (New York Ripper) I've got my eye on another old sleazefest, Strip Nude for Your Killer.Now, it's clear from reviews I've read that there are at least five females who die in their birthday suits. I see that the remake of "Mother's Day" is in post-production, with Rebecca De Mornay in the title role.