Teruo Ishii, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Teruo Ishii

Japanese Film director, Theatre director and author

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1924

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 12-Aug-2005

Profession: screenwriter, film director, film producer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Teruo Ishii

  • Teruo Ishii (????, Ishii Teruo, January 1, 1924 – August 12, 2005) was a Japanese film director best known in the West for his early films in the Super Giant series, and for his films in the Ero guro ("erotic-grotesque") subgenre of pinku eiga such as Shogun's Joys of Torture (1968).
  • He also directed the 1965 film, Abashiri Prison, which helped to make Ken Takakura a major star in Japan.
  • Referred to in Japan as "The King of Cult", Ishii had a much more prolific and eclectic career than was generally known in the West during his lifetime.

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