An obsession with the life and works of the Marquis de Sade leads a depraved, 1920s-era Japanese count down the path of tragedy and self-destruction in director Akio Jissoji's lavish erotic drama. In order to impress his wealthy, jaded friends, the decadent nobleman hires thieves, prostitutes, and other undesirables to reenact scenes from the notorious writer's most revered works. In time, however, simply watching the performances isn't enough to fulfill the nobleman's fantasies. Threatening the performers with death should they refuse to make love to his wife while he watches, the nobleman sinks deeper and deeper into his fantasy world of debauchery, even as his degenerate actions threaten dire consequences for all involved.
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Exclusive documentary on Japanese Cinema; Original Theatrical Trailer; Introduction by Film Historian Jasper Sharp; Mondo Macabro Previews
Disc #1 -- Marquis de Sade's Prosperities of Vice 1. Movie Start & Credits [6:23] 2. True Color of Theatre [10:10] 3. Hail to the Thief [8:01] 4. Juliette [10:39] 5. Thief's Confession [11:26] 6. Attonement [4:32] 7. Desire [9:08] 8. Funny Games [3:55] 9. Illusion or Reality [4:22] 10. Illumination [1:56] 11. The Fall [5:24] 12. End Credits [7:31]
Disc #1 -- Marquis de Sade's Prosperities of Vice Play Movie Chapters Extra Features About the Film About Nikkatsu About the Film Documentary: The Erotic Empire Interview: Jasper Sharp Nikkatsu Trailers Nikkatsu Erotic Cinema The Watcher In The Attic Naked Rashomon The Sins of Sister Lucia The Prosperities Of Vice Nikkatsu Violent Pink Assault! Jack The Ripper Female Prisoner: Caged More From Mondo Macabro