Shuji Kataoka is a veteran director and writer of Pink Eiga and an expert of action films. He was born November 23rd, 1950 in Hokkaido, Japan. He dropped out of Kanto Gakuin University to work at Mukai Productions (A.K.A: Shishi Production, the father of Pink Eiga, Hiroshi Mukai’s production company). He studied directing under Hiroshi Mukai and Yojiro Takita (Departures, 2009), and directed his first Pink Eiga film, in 1983. Since 1993, he has been directing mainstream films and V cinema (straight to video and DVD releases). Kataoka has become one of the most popular V cinema directors in Japan.
Whether it’s Pink Eiga or V cinema, Kataoka prefers to make action films. His representative work, the “S&M Hunter” series, consists of stories about a crazy anti-hero, who combats fighting girls. This series’ popularity continues and has enjoyed a number of revival screenings.
Furthermore, Kataoka has made many yakuza series and great mahjong gambler series for V cinema. He frequently cast Japanese S&M star, Hiromi Saotome and veteran Pink Eiga actor, Shiro Shimomoto.
• Prisoner Maria: The Movie (1995) • Get The White Out (1992) • Confine the Young Wife (1989) • Groper Train – Sex in a Commuter Train (1988) • The Infamous Rape (1988) • The Shame (1987) • S&M Hunter (1986) • S&M Hunter Chronicle – The Legend of Yakuza (1986) • S&M Hunter Begins (1985) • Bed Partner (1988)