October 11, 2010
This is vaguely arty film which criticizes the decadence of landed nobility in Latin America and explores the perverse dialectic between power and sexuality. And of course, it’s also a convenient excuse to show beautiful (and frequently naked) European actresses being abused and sexually degraded. David Hemmings is the spoiled and sexually-warped heir of a decrepit and nearly-bankrupt Venezuelan hacienda. His doting mother (Alida Valli) hires peasant girls from the nearby village to indulge her son in his perverse “games”. His latest victim is played by Andrea Rau (who was Delphine Seyrig’s vampiric lesbian sidekick in “Daughters of Darkness”). He locks her in a pen and starves her until she gives in to his sexual demands. He then plays various humiliating games with her–forcing her strip and dousing her with a hose, feeding her a maggot-filled loaf of bread, making her dress up like a bunny and run through the woods while he “hunts” her on horseback. Of course, he gets his comeuppance in the end but not before the requisite amount of nudity, sex, and misogynistic degradation has been achieved. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this film to feminists (or to the vast majority of women for that matter), but it is fairly tasteful and restrained compared to many other films of its ilk. If you’re into this sort of stuff but can’t handle the rougher WIP, nunsploitation, or Nazi death camp movies, this one might be for you.
Dubbed in English
The plot concerns a missing scientist, Professor Forrester, who has allegedly discovered a mysterious radioactive mineral which can turn objects into gold. British Secret Service agent Jane Morgan is sent to Akasava posing as an exotic dancer. When she tries to uncover the whereabouts of Forrester and his discovery she finds herself embroiled in a confusing situation where nobody is what they appear to be.
October 10, 2010
Intransigent magistrate Viola Orlando is targeted by her rivals who hire her twin sister Rosa, a high-class prostitute and porographic photo-novel star, to visit Rome and to set her up to impersonate Viola to demolish Viola’s reputation, while Viola is torn between enforcing the law or giving up her seat on the bench to marry her childhood friend.
“Noble Lady:Bound Vase” is another bondage pink which is based on Dan Oniroku’s novel and stars Naomi Tani.This time the direction was helmed by usually reliable Masaru Konuma of “Wife to Be Sacrificed” and “Woman in a Box” fame.Tani plays the wife of the wealthy land-owner.She is subjected to sexual torture and abuse by her husband.The film is not as rough as several pinku from 80′s which I had an opportunity to see,but still offers some rape and shibari bondage.There is even a short dildo torture scene added for a good measure.Overall,if you are a fan of such fascinating genre like pinku eiga,”Noble Lady:Bound Vase” can’t be missed.
At 24, Asima lives with her father and works as an office girl, watching men get promoted and having their pick of the young women in the steno pool. She appears removed from it all, but actually has a secret life she guards carefully. Her father arranges a marriage meeting with a friend who has an unmarried son. Asima may have a choice: an illicit relationship with a married boss or marriage to a dull family friend. A sidewalk vendor she meets one evening may offer something else. Does a young woman in her position have choices?
John Locke is a Brit in Marrakech exploring Delacroix’s seminal visit there. He’s in an isolated villa with Belkis, his enigmatic servant and concubine. He receives slides of erotic drawings that could be by Delacroix; an antique dealer, who’s a doctor and may be a white slave trader, says there are two such sketchbooks. By now, Locke’s dreams have become intense: they include sado-masochism with compliant young women and visions of a woman in white, who may be a nineteenth century woman executed for an affair with a Frenchman. She looks like a local actress. Against Belkis’s advice, Locke accepts various invitations. Aside from dreams and tableaux, will anything real happen?
Collection of 16mm American vintage erotica of the 1950′s.
Country: United States
Naomi Tani plays bar-owner Aki, whose entire world seems to be crumbing when she discovers her husband is having an affair with her own mother. The only person she can trust is Iwasaki, her club manager. One day, she asks Iwasaki to accompay her to a business meeting with an investor Hanamatsu, the owner of a mannequin factory. At the warehouse, Miss Aki is abnormally aroused when she sees Hanamatsu toching the mannequins. She allows herself to be seduced by the businessman…
IMDB: I first saw “Flowers and Snakes” in the eighties at the Thalia. It was part of a wonderful film series on Japanese B-movies—movies regular Japanese folks see, not artsy Kurosawa flicks. Several audience members walked out in disgust within the first few minutes, but I stayed, fascinated. It was the first—and still only—Japanese bondage comedy I had ever seen.
A young, sexually impotent salaryman lives at home with his dominating—literally— mother. She produces “kinbaku” (bondage) movies in the basement to make ends meet. When the salaryman’s boss discovers stills from the mother’s work in the salaryman’s desk, the boss mistakenly assumes the salaryman is a “nawashi” (bondage master) and orders him to kidnap and train the boss’s sexually unresponsive wife. Complications ensue when the wife and salaryman fall in love with each other.
This movie is frankly not for everyone. It depends on how comfortable you are, for example, with a running subplot involving enemas. Can screwball romantic comedy and hardcore bondage scenes peacefully coexist? Imagine “The Story of O” as written/directed by Preston Sturges and you’ll have some idea. (The closest modern, Western equivalent is Secretary.) I recently stumbled across a DVD of “Flowers and Snakes” at Kim’s under the title “Flower And Serpent 74″. Apparently, the movie has been remade several times, and there have been numerous sequels. It was every bit as bizarre as I remembered it. If you want to see a truly unusual movie, and get some insight into the dark underbelly of Japanese culture, this is a good place to start.
Queen of Japanese erotica Naomi Tani plays a wife who charges her husband with sexual battery. He escapes from the police and goes into hiding. Three years pass, she divorces him and tries to put the pieces of her life back in order when suddenly he returns. Obsessed with rage and hatred, he kidnaps her and brings her to a house in remote wooded area. There he disciplines her vehemently, subjecting her to increasingly shocking forms of sexual torture, tetherings, suspensions and humiliations. Astonishingly, through the rage and lust, the pair develop a relationship that pushes the boundaries of lurid passions and perverse obsessions