Shuji Kataoka

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Shūji Kataoka
Born  Shūji Kataoka
(1950-11-23) November 23, 1950 (age 66)[1]
Hokkaidō, Japan
Occupation Film Director
Years active 1983–present

Shūji Kataoka (片岡 修二, Kataoka Shūji) a.k.a. Yasui Shūchi[2] is a Japanese director and screenwriter primarily known for his work in pink films but who has also worked in adult videos (AV) and in mainstream film.

Life and career[edit]

Kataoka was born in Hokkaido on November 23, 1950.[3] He studied at the College of Economics at Kanto Gakuin University but dropped out before graduation.[1] In the early 1980s he began to work at producer-director Kan Mukai's Shishi Productions.[1][3][4] At first he worked as an assistant director for Mukai and Yōjirō Takita[1] and then released his debut film as a director in 1983, Yokoku Bōkō: Yaru! Sasu!,[1] the first of a series of action films starring Usagi Asō distributed by the Toei Company.[5][6]

Since then he has made many action pink films, and has gone on to direct mainstream movies and V-Cinema.[3] At the Pink Grand Prix for 1988 Kataoka's Subway Serial Rape: Lover Hunting was awarded Best Film, and Kataoka was given the awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay.[7]

Partial filmography[edit]





  1. ^ a b c d e 片岡修二(かたおか しゅうじ) (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  2. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p. 382. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. 
  3. ^ a b c "Shuji Kataoka". Retrieved 2010-11-02.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Sharp, p. 52
  5. ^ Weisser, Thomas; Mihara Weisser, Yuko (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books: Asian Cult Cinema Publications. pp. 114–115, 421. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 
  6. ^ 片岡修二 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Best Ten of 1988 1988年度ベストテン <第1回ピンク大賞>" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
  8. ^ 片岡修二 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 

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Awards and achievements
Pink Grand Prix
Preceded by
New Award
Pink Grand Prix for Best Director
Shūji Kataoka

Succeeded by
Masahiro Kasai