- Directed by Shôhei Imamura
- Starring Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi
- Written by Keiji Hasebe, Shôhei Imamura
The Insect Woman (1963) -- Amorality in Japan. Tome is born into poverty in rural Japan, in the late 1910s. Chuji, her father, dotes on her; her mother is less faithful. Tome becomes a neighbors mistress, works at his mill as World War II rages, and has a daughter. After an affair with a mill supervisor, Tome goes to Tokyo to seek her fortune. She leaves the child, Nobuko, in Chujis care. Tomes a maid at a brothel, learns trade from the madam, enjoys the protection of a businessman whose mistress she becomes, and is soon herself the boss. As Chuji ages and Nobuko grows up with her own ideas, can Tomes self-preserving schemes provide continued comfort? Or will the mice scamper over her?
The Insect Woman DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.