In The Realm Of The Senses (L Empire Des Sens) (World Classics Collection)

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Extras: Cinema and Censorship: The films of Nagisa Oshima - a discussion with Solrun Hoaas, Melbourne-based film director and writer (40 MIN)Umbrella Trailers

No. of discs: 1
Running time: 98
Audio format: Mono
Region: TBC
Format: PAL
Colour: Colour
Languages: Japanese
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Subtitles: English
Year of Production: 1976
Release Date: 02 Nov 2016


Banned around the world, Oshima's extraordinary tale of sexual obsession remains equally shocking over 30 years since it's notorious release - this explicit study of love and death was so controversial in Japan that cans of film were smuggled to France to be processed. Set in 1936, Oshima's erotic masterpiece tells the story of Sada (Eiko Matsuda), a beautiful young geisha who draws the attention of the handsome Kichizo (Tatsuya Fuji), a brothel owner's arrogant, sexually prodigious husband. Oblivious to a brutal war unfolding around them, the couple's initial flirtation soon turns to all-consuming passion, a frenzied and fatal love-making rite. As the New York Times wrote: "Tatsuya Fuji has a haunting gentleness and passivity as he comes to recognize his destiny: to be literally loved to death." Oshima's masterwork combines gorgeous cinematography, brilliant performances and incendiary erotic power.

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