Sono Continues to Push the Limits...
Original Japanese title:
also known as: ROMAN
PORNO REBOOT PROJECT 4
director: Sion Sono
starring: Ami Tomite · Mariko Tsutsui · Fujiko · Sayaka Kotani · Ami
· Tomo Uchino · Hirari Ikeda
is yeti another mind-bender from prolific Japanese cult director Sion
Sono. This one - partially because of the gratuitous excess - more resembles
CIRCUS and GUILTY
OF ROMANCE rather than THE
ROOM or his edgy comedies like VIRGIN
PSYCHICS. Not everyone will be amused by [or tolerant of] Sono's
graphic Pink Film. It is filled with nudity, S&M references, bodily
functions and offensive situations but that is merely the window dressing
for a much more elaborate message aimed at equality [or lack of it] between
this is a story within a story, the premise being a major Japanese movie
studio has begun making high-class porn to keep the doors open and survive
(think Nikkatsu here). The filmmakers are still obsessed with delivering
quality human dramas but the studio has demanded the story must be interrupted
with a sex scene at least every ten minutes. This leads to jarring screen
developments. And everything is further complicated by Ami Tomite's character
of adult superstar Kyôko who drifts in and out of her own twisted
has appeared in other Sion Sono films, namely TAG
and the aforementionedVIRGIN
PSYCHICS as well as holding a key role in his Japanese television
series Tokyo Vampire Hotel. But the real star - once again
- is Sion Sono himself who continues to push the limits of his craft with
every film he makes.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format,
uncut 77 minutes; DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include the original Japanese Trailer.
for Mature Audiences Only