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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Probably of interest to Takuma only...

    DMM has recently added some (around 10 I think) more Roman Pornos on their site (and still have 13 coming soon unless they are already there as I haven't checked today). What is interesting is that two of them (from the ones already on the site) are also available in HD. Love Hunter (ラブ・ハンター 恋の狩人, 1972) and Rape Climax: Skinning (クライマックス・レイプ 剥ぐ!, 1979). Love Hunter has been available on DVD in Japan but the other one doesn't even have a VHS release or I simply can't find it (didn't search long)?

    They are probably new scans and would look good on a Blu-Ray but the VODs are of course full of compression artifacts and have ghosting issues that I wouldn't expect from HD. Don't know if this is all because of WMV being a shitty format or if DMM people simply aren't good a their work (or both probably). Bitrate is also only at 3000kbs while their actual pornos in HD have 6000.

    http://www.romanporno.com/screenshot...ng-hd-vod1.jpg
    http://www.romanporno.com/screenshot...ng-hd-vod2.jpg (oh god the compression and ghosting)
    http://www.romanporno.com/screenshot...ng-hd-vod3.jpg
    http://www.romanporno.com/screenshot...ng-hd-vod4.jpg

    Oh and Microsoft ended their support of Windows Server 2003 in July 14th so that is probably the main reason why DMM stopped supporting Windows Media Player and everything has to be played on their own player.
    Yeah, I noticed those. I was getting excited about Skinning until I saw the director's name... Katsuhiko Fujii. Well, I'll watch it some day anyway.

    How do you know 13 more are coming?

    edit: 4 more were added today.
    Last edited by Takuma; 07-17-2015 at 10:16 AM.

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    They have added 4 today but actually there are now still 24 more coming and... one of them is Zoom Up: Rape Site.

    I didn't count the days it took those last ones to show up so I don't know how fast these will come... maybe a month or two.

    And I know because they put the covers (posters mostly) for new movies up several weeks before they are actually shown at the site. And DMM uses the same naming system for all their movies so the last movie currently up for purchase is 559... and if you take filename of the cover and simply put a higher number up there (you have to actually change the number at two places in the filename/url) you can currently go up to 583 which is Zoom Up: Rape Site.

    EDIT: I won't link to the covers so they don't stop doing this.

    EDIT2: Well I put them on my own site so these are the ones still supposed to be coming soon. I think almost all of them are on DVD.





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    Clever

    I was guessing Rape Site would come. It was added to a certain Japanese television VoD service a few months ago. I kept my mouth shut because I didn't want it to end up on a torrent site, and suggested Synapse to hurry up with their release. Well, I hope it doesn't end up on torrent sites now. It's kinda unfair because Synapse are the ones who had that transfer made, and now it's released in Japan before them. I really hope fans will support Synapse with this because they went an extra mile and spared no expenses to make this film available for the first time ever...

    And this... my girlfriend's friend looks exactly like that girl... to the extent she said I'm not allowed to look at this poster



    (edit: I wrote some nonsense about Modern Prostitution: Lust Under Uniform before I bothered reading the title and realized it was Delinquent Girl: Alleycat In Heat. Never mind)
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    Oh, well, sorry I ruined everything.

    So now I wonder... have you viewed it yet yourself?


    I don't follow any actual Japanese piracy sites so don't know how much stuff they actually have available there but the only English language torrent site full of Asian movies that I know of is missing probably several hundreds of the roman pornos that are at DMM even though it used to be (until couple of days ago) very easy and fast (like couple of minutes) to make 1:1 (except DRM removed) copies of wmv videos. (Of course it requires quite a lot of work to buy anything from DMM if you don't live in Japan) I think you can still make copies of the streams if you stream them into TV and have some certain equipment in between or something. Or you can just record it from the screen with a screen capture program but quality would suffer. So the chances are probably low of it ending up there before Synapse... but then again because of what it is who knows what will happen...

    But I wonder though how many Japanese persons might be (or had been) interested in buying the Synapse disc... Some times their discs are available at Japanese Yahoo for eaxmple. So maybe they might lose a few sales that way since I assume some would be prepared to buy even foreign releases if the film is something which never even had a VHS release.

    As for torrents and Synapse's releases, unfortunately they all end up on those torrent sites basically right after the release date. Even scans of the booklets are included. Which fucking sucks but what can you do...

    Quote Originally Posted by Takuma View Post
    And this... my girlfriend's friend looks exactly like that girl... to the extent she said I'm not allowed to look at this poster

    So I assume she would not be ready to watch the movie with you (and your gf)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    So now I wonder... have you viewed it yet yourself?
    No. You need to have a specific kind of television which supports the VoD system. And I don't even own TV.

    (I have an HD screen connected to PS3 and laptop for film viewing... which is kinda enough when your room is the size of an American wardrobe )

    (actually, it's kinda perfect size when 60% of what you watch is VHS sourced VoD versions )

    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    So I assume she would not be ready to watch the movie with you (and your gf)...
    She probably doesn't even know about it. We should tell her.

    I believe I've seen the movie long time ago but I'm not sure. I just remember I saw 3 ama movies and two sucked but one was ok.

    edit: oh, yeah, that's the one which was ok. Lusty Ama: Stirred-Up Pot (色情海女 乱れ壺) (Shikijō ama: midare tsubo)

    And now I realize the girl in the poster is Natsuko Yashiro. She was lovely in Secret Honeymoon: Rape Train. I wish someone would release that on DVD.
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    Situation in Japan is now so bad that even posters for softcore movies on a porn site have to be censored.

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    All the latest dozens of posters look like that.

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    Yeah, it's disgusting. Mutant porn! Girls without nipples.

    Toei does something similar with their DVD covers. They sometimes cover the boobs with blood. You know, cut someone's head off, fine, just don't show the nipples for God's sake!!!

    On a different topic, I made a pleasant suprise discovery and managed to write a bit about it!

    Wandering Lovers: Dizziness (1978)

    This is probably Masaru Konuma's best film together with Woman in the Box II, a breezy love story about two youngsters on the run from the world. The two meet on a chilly winter day as she is walking on a frozen fountain and he tries to help her after she's fallen through the ice - only to find them both in a need of dry clothes a moment later. It's a good opening, and the film only gets better after that.

    The best thing about the film is the two leads. Toshiyuki Kitami and Megumi Ogawa seem to have genuine chemistry between them. He's a little reckless but ultimately kind of a good guy; while she's a little temperate but innocent and energetic like a little girl. Even the potentially sleazy storyline - they run into an older guy who suggest they should earn money by having sex in front of paying elite audiences - feels oddly innocent in this context. You find yourself really caring for the two, which is a rare thing in the Roman Porno genre.

    Konuma keeps the tale moving fast enough despite a few slow patches and makes a terrific use of the song "Wakare uta" by Miyuki Nakajima. There are many scenes shot in the early morning and you can almost feel the fresh, chilly air coming through the screen. There's a bit of gangster-style storyline as well with the guy owing money to people who are after him. Noboru Tanaka's famous words about using the Roman Porno genre to tell good stories spring to mind. Though not unforgettable, this is one of those good stories and it quite resembles some of the best early Roman Porno youth dramas, like Delicate Skilful Fingers (1972).

    Kind of lovely shot








    She's totally adorable


    Like, totally!


    Actually, they are adorable




    And this is just cute






    This is another one of those films the Weissers brutally and unfairly bash without even having see the film, and get half of the facts wrong in the process. They for example describe an ending that is completely different from the film (and this isn't the first time they do that). I know from experience that interpreting Japanese sources can be very difficult due to their ambiguous use of language, but they really should have refrained from cruel bashing when they haven't even seen the bloody film.


    Masaru Konuma Films I Like
    1. Woman in the Box II (1988)
    2. Wandering Lovers: Dizziness (1978)
    3. Image of a Bound Girl (1980)
    4. Getting Raped (1976)
    5. Erotic Journey: Love Affair In Hong Kong (1973)

    Masaru Konuma Films I Don't Care For
    1. Afternoon Affair: Kyoto Holy Tapestry (1973)
    2. Mr. Dilemma Man: Lunatic For Lust (1979)
    3. Wife's Sexual Fantasy: Before Husband's Eyes (1980)

    Masaru Konuma Films I Hate
    1. Woman in the Box (1985)
    2. Rope and Breasts (1983)
    3. Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)
    4. Fallen Angel Gang (1981)
    5. Noble Lady: Bound Vase (1977)
    6. Wet Vase (1976)
    7. Flower & Snake (1974)
    Last edited by Takuma; 08-27-2015 at 06:04 AM.

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    So... this one is now up at DMM:


    Well, Weisser didn't lie about the light bulb.

    I need to sleep now (it's 5am).

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    Encouraging that the famous light bulb scene is present.

    How does the film compare to others such as ASSAULT-JACK THE RIPPER or ZOOM UP-RAPE APARTMENTS?

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