In the Realm of the Senses

"Weak"

In the Realm of the Senses Review


This watershed Japanese film is -- make no mistake -- borderline porn, with endless and explicit shots of male genitalia, insertions galore, and bodily fluids. The story is a simple one of lust and love (you decide which), with a couple (a man and his servant) falling hopelessly in love and experimenting with numerous sexual varieties, from domination to asphixiation and more. Typical moment: The dude inserts a hard-boiled egg into his girlfriend's privates, and she later asks him to eat it. But I don't know what's weirder: That an elderly geisha plays a stringed lute of some kind during most of their trysts, or that the girl later asks the guy to screw her. Creepy.

Aka Ai no corrida.



In the Realm of the Senses

Facts and Figures

Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Friday 1st April 1977

Distributed by: Surrogate

Production compaines: Argos Films, Oshima Productions, Shibata Organisation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Fresh: 26 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 6.6 / 10

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Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Sada, as Kichi-so

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