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Title:
In the realm of the senses Dans l'empire des sens
Author:
Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998, producer.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being.
General Note:
title from container.

Originally produced as a Japanese-French co-production in 1976.

Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Oshima and his actors [featurette] (6 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Tatsuya Fuji [featurette] (17 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Recalling the film [featurette] (39 min.); Deleted footage [featurette] (12 min.); U.S. trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Some Notes on Oshima and Pornography" by Donald Richie and "Nagisa Oshima on 'In the Realm of the Senses'" an interview by Katsue Tomiyama, translated by Ted Goossen.
Language:
Japanese
Contents:
Sada -- Old customer -- Master of the house -- First time -- "Unusual woman" -- Vision with razor -- Arrival at the inn -- Wedding ceremony -- "Acute sensitivity" -- "It knows you want it" -- Manager pays a visit -- Sada sees her patron -- "Slap me" -- Sustenance -- Child's play -- Kichi sees his wife -- Homecoming with knife -- "Choke me" -- Perverts -- Outside world -- "Strangle me" -- Approaching death -- Permission -- "Together forever" -- Color bars.
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: X (original 1976 rating), NC-17 (re-rated in 1991).
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Added Uniform Title:
Ai no korīda (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9781604651454
UPC:
715515045018
Format :
DVD

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