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Thread: Roman Porno Reboot (Sono, Nakata, Shiota, Yukisada, Shiraishi) (2016)

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    I hope they resurrect the fine art of the 'placing the random objects in strategic places to obscure any 'lower' naughty bits being shown'.....THIS is what Roman Porno were about for me....the artfully placed lampshade or table to obscure the more intimate parts....it was a trade unto itself!!!

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    Skeptical that it will last for long.. however my general opinion on this is that it's good no mather how to films turn out. (ill prolly watch whatever i can get my hands on either way)

    because of the potential of older films getting released.. with Sono's popularity there's atleast a chance of things catching on - so on that regard it's good they're doing it a bit different with already established directors.

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    Wet Woman in the Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna; 2016, Akihiko Shiota)

    Finally saw this one yesterday at the 2016 Viennale Film Festival and had quite some fun with it. The screening was almost sold out (it was screened in probably the smallest cinema used during the festival with about 30 to 40 seats only, but nonetheless a good sign). I am not sure how acquainted the audience was with Roman Porno or Japanese sex films in general, but if I had to guess I'd say that most didn't have much clue of what Roman Porno was, how it fits into Japanese cinema history, what the difference to Pink Films is and what the hell Nikkatsu has to do with all of that. I also got this feeling from most of the reviews I've read up until this point which keep mixing up Pink Films with Roman Porno and generally tend to claim things simply not true or at least distorting parts of reality of the Japanese sex film history. All that said, the general consent so far seems to be rather positive and when it comes to the movie itself I can actually agree with most of what has been written about it up until now. I got the feeling that yesterday's audience quite enjoyed the movie, because there was a lot of laughing and giggling going on throughout it, so it's definitely even enjoyable for people who never have seen a real Roman Porno before.

    The film pretty much delivers on what is promised in the trailer, a battle of the sexes between the sexually-aggressive Shiori and the more passive actor-in-exile Kousuke who gets more and more enchanted by her throughout the course of the movie. There isn't much of a story besides that but the film chimes in just under 80 minutes and the general tempo within the scenes is quite fast and it delivers just enough punch lines and developments on characters, so this isn't really a negative for me. Also it's a pleasure that all of these movies from the project aren't overblown 120+ minute "epics" which could have easily been trimmed down to just 90 minutes just as so many recent Japanese movies are. Acting is great on all fronts, especially the two main actors deliver great performances. All of the film depends basically on the two of them, despite there being some other side-characters, and they do a great job.

    Now, how does it compare to other Roman Porno films? It's definitely not comparable to some of the harsher rape and/or violence themed movies, and also does not really fit into the category of the Nikkatsu Dan Oniroku SM movies, but manages to work in some nods here and there to these genres as well (all of them are played for laughs though). If anything it is closer to the lighthearted comedic spirit of the films in the Koichiro Uno series, but manages to not be as silly and boring as most of the entries in the old series.

    What I found quite interesting was that it's actually Kousuke, the male protagonist who is the centre of the movie with Shiori alongside other women just appearing and disappearing from scene to scene. That's definitely a big difference to many of the original Roman Porno movies which generally laid their focus more on the female characters, but it fits the kind of gender swapping happening in the movie quite well in my opinion.

    Last but not least, the sex scenes: As you'd expect there are quite a few of them, the first naked pair of breasts appears about one or two minutes into the film and the movie even ends in a seemingly everlasting marathon of sex scenes, which according to the reactions quite amused/shocked most of the audience but if you've seen more than just a few Roman Pornos you get used to this stuff quite quick, lol. All of the sex scenes are played for laughs, and never get too long and boring in my opinion.

    Overall this gets a recommendation from me. It's not as good as the best Roman Pornos are, but I didn't really expect it to be anyway. It's a fun little movie doing the best it was able to do within the given framework. Looking forward to the other entries!

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    Thanks for the review. Sounds pretty good.

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    Poster is up



    btw, my local cinema will be releasing all five films on five consecutive weeks in January and February. That's gonna be close to an overkill, but I will (probably) try to find time to see them all.

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    oh, and an English one, too


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    Dawn of Felines

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    Crap.....that review of ANTI~PORNO didnt exactly make it sound great .

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