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Still censored in its own country, In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida), by Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Oshima's film, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, In the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
New, restored high-definition digital transfer with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
New audio commentary with film scholar Tony Rayns
New interview with actor Tatsuya Fuji
A 1976 interview with director Nagisa Oshima and actors Fuji and Eiko Matsuda, and a 2003 program featuring interviews with consulting producer Hayao Shibata, line producer, Koji Wakamatsu, assistant director Yoichi Sai, and film distributor Yoko Asakura
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie and a reprinted interview with Oshima
Oshima's erotic masterpiece. --Geoff Andrew, Time Out
I was watching it and thinking, well, it's masterfully done, and there's a sense of clarity to the scenes, and then came the scene with the two young children, out of nowhere. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MMains
A remarkably original work of erotic art. Certainly not for everyone but real art and not pornography. It is open to many interpretations. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael R. Levenson
It's a boring film and even uncomfortable to watch in many scenes but it stick to you.
If you allow it, a film like this will impact you in a much deeper, psychological way.
PORN FILMS ARE A BORE BECAUSE THERE IS NO TRUTH OR HUMANITY.
THIS FILM WAS BANNED AROUND THE WORLD.
IT IS A TRUE STORY EVEN IF MYTHICAL. Read more
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I don't understand why Amazon does this; they put all reviews under all versions so you have no idea which one you are getting. The picture on the cover has "R' on it and if you note this is also "PAL, region 2", so I can't watch it. I want this DVD, but I will buy it from someone... Read More
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