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Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films
     

Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films

by First Last
 
No other book published in the West has ever presented such a complete and fascinating view of Japanese erotica. After three years of exhaustive research, viewing and cross-referencing, the newest volume in the "Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia" is here, chronicling the pinku eige films (a common label in Japan for erotic movies, meaning "pink film") released theatrically

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No other book published in the West has ever presented such a complete and fascinating view of Japanese erotica. After three years of exhaustive research, viewing and cross-referencing, the newest volume in the "Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia" is here, chronicling the pinku eige films (a common label in Japan for erotic movies, meaning "pink film") released theatrically in Japan over the past four decades. But these films are not pornography, not-withstanding the book's subject matter. The Japanese people are very strict regarding what is permitted in films. These films tease more than arouse. The Sex Films is an extensive 600 page volume, with A-Z listings, highlighting Japanese erotic films released theatrically from 1962 through 1998, featuring reviews, plot synopsis and performer and director filmographies.

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Reviews Japanese "pink films," a unique genre that may be Japan's most important contribution to world cinema. Focus is on movies from major studios and distributors over the past four decades. Many of these films realistically portray S&M sex, rape, and violence, yet are accepted as escapist entertainment in Japan. Each entry includes plot lines, reviews, notes on connections to other films, and credits. Many have b&w film stills. Spotlight sections look at specific stars, directors, and studios. Includes sections of color and b&w photos of stars and promotional material, plus director and performer filmographies, and an introduction by a Japanese star. Thomas Weisser is editor of the magazine . Yuko Mihara Weisser was formerly an executive at a promotional firm representing Japanese movie studios and record labels. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889288529
Publisher:
Vital Books, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
637
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x (h) x (d)

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