Tag Archives: Takeshi Itô

Shinji Imaoka – Enjo-kôsai monogatari: shitagaru onna-tachi aka Frog Song (2005)

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Frog Song is a truly innovative example of Pink cinema; a new and exciting movement within Japanese underground filmmaking that mixes erotic content with art film aesthetics to create an unmistakably unique and modern mode of filmmaking. A bizarre film, Frog Song follows Akemi, a young woman who runs off into the night after discovering that her husband has been cheating on her. She ends up in a local comic shop where she meets an aspiring comic-book artist, Kyoko, who supports herself by working as a prostitute. Unable to deal with her husband s betrayal, Akemi moves in with Kyoko where they develop a taste for sex, singing and frogs! With its insane narrative that somehow manages to incorporate frogs into an otherwise realistic story of love and friendship, Frog Song is a wonderful example of Pink Cinema from the director of Despite All That, the best selling title on the Sacrament label in Europe. Read More »

Takahisa Zeze – Raigyo (1997)

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Murder, sex, blood and designer erotism meet head-on in this
perverse tale of sexual alienation in nineties Japan.

Set amidst the desolate background of a warped and twisted Japan.
Raigyo takes its concept from a real life event in which a black
clad woman murders a man that she had just met by chance through
a phone sex club. Her chosen place for this execution, where he
will be stabbed to death, is called the “Love Hotel”. Read More »