Suffice it to say I needed a shower to clean the grime off me after this one. Red Dizziness) is the most noir-inspired of the bunch with its moody neon lighting, doomed protagonists, and criminal underworld elements; though injected with the usual dollops of mostly forced sexual activity, it clearly has more on its mind than cheap thrills and ends on a downbeat note whose mood lingers long after the opening credits. Miraki's half-hearted attempts at molestation eventually give him the bright idea of holding her at a warehouse where the two explore each other's damaged psyches, forming an uneasy kind of understanding that alas is not meant long for this world. However, his intervention costs him dearly when the gang demands that he perform an unspeakable act as penance, leading to his ultimate downfall. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time. Artsmagic definitely delivers and gives these very difficult to digest films good treatment and some great, educative extras. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. This spare and melancholy character study masquerading as a trashy sex film follows the misadventures of Nami (Katsuragi), a nurse whose rape one night at work sends her home only to discover her boyfriend with another woman. At least the film still works in this format, and the bountiful extras still make it worthwhile. Last week we shared the first group of films and events slated for this year's Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, the largest genre-themed film festival on the planet. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. / Directed by Sone Chusei / Starring Yuuki Mizuhara, Keizo Kanie, Jun Aki, Megu Kawashima / WS (2.35:1) (16:9) / DD5.1, Color, 1979, 80m. Red Classroom (1979)- Muraki (Keizo Kanie) is one of a trio of pornographers dabbling in fetishistic photo spreads. Color, 1978, 79m. If the first wave, along with the announcements of special guests wasn’t enough to get you excited, this surely will. Please try again. In the final film in the Nikkatsu Angel Guts series (there was a sixth movie produced after the studio closed) the central character Nami is now a nurse. The transfer looks fine, considering this isn't the most slickly lensed title in the batch, though some close cropping on the opening logos and credits indicates the image might be zoomed in a bit. As soft-porn stories go, they are pretty interesting. A spate of sexual assaults motivates tenacious reporter Nami (Kanuma) to investigate the victims and the circumstances of the crimes, but her probing leads to the awakening of some very dark impulses within herself. / Directed by Sone Chusei / Starring Tatsuma Higuchi, Sanshô Shinsui, Machiko Ohtani, Megu Kawashima / WS (1.85:1) (16:9) / DD5.1 Next up is Red Classroom, a more socially ambitious film in which Tetsuro Muraki (Kanie), photographer for the girlie magazine Guravaru, becomes obsessed with a young girl in a stag film. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. In this case, he becomes obsessed with an image, not the person, and becomes intent on saving her from a seedy life that she might not want to be saved from. The commentary track here is actually perhaps the best, with a great deal of biographical and technical information provided; the stories about the incredibly beautiful Izumi are worth the price of admission alone. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. - eBay Money Back Guarantee - opens in new window or tab, Outer box and inner DVD holder show wear and are in very good condition. Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Artsmagic (US R1 NTSC) The film draws parallels with the sensialistic exploitative treatment that rape victims, whom just want to forget and move on from the tragic event in their lives, get from the media and how in some ways that can be as bad or worse than the act itself. However, a twist of fate intervenes and sends both of them spiralling downward to a potentially grim fate. Drama, Thriller, This is the third film in the Angel Guts series. Collected into one massive box set by Artsmagic, the films together form an odd kind of social commentary on sexual assault, psychological trauma, and our social ills at large, all with a wicked exploitation kick. The transfer looks fine, considering this isn't the most slickly lensed title in the batch, though some close cropping on the opening logos and credits indicates the image might be zoomed in a bit. 98 min Though this first DVD in the set looks reasonably good (albeit on the soft side, which appears to be a directorial choice), the transfer is seriously marred by cropping the scope frame to 1.85:1 after the full 2.35:1 opening credits. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. By far the most interesting extra feature is the interviews. Disc 5 - Red Vertigo is ”, Angel Guts DVD Box Set Arts Magic Shocking Pink Nikkatsu Takashi Ishii, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. Sharp's commentary track is once again efficient and enjoyable as he covers the basics of the film, with a heavier emphasis (appropriately) on the pop culture aspects. Conclusion: Okay, you dirty, dirty, pantsless monkeys out there- this one is for you. The "sensitive" member of the gang, Tetsuro (Sansho Shinsui), seems to be living a dual life, one violent and debauched with his buddies, the other seemingly well-adjusted, caring for his younger sister, and working hard at a factory so he can pay off the families debt. However, the balance between visual artistry, psychological insight, and all-out sleaze wallowing gets tipped far more towards the latter in this case; as the imagery gets increasingly explicit, it's hard to relate much to the characters despite their plight. Disc 5 - Red Vertigo is cracked in the center of the DVD and is unplayable. Furthermore, to my horror, I found myself wanting for Nami to be inevitably raped herself for the awful treatment of the victims. This one really didn't do anything for me, and aside from a female masturbation scene involving a condom, an egg, and a couple of No. Credited With See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. I found it to be a nice, if weird, contrast to have such a conservative commentary on kinky sex films. Notorious examples are Shinya Tsukamoto's. Angel Guts: Nami, Look ahead to the TV shows still set to premiere in the rest of 2020, including "Selena: The Series" and "The Stand.". This film has Nami, a reporter for a popular womens' magazine, doing a series of stories on rape victims. The main character, secretary Nami (Izumi), decides to help a friend at a part-time job which just happens to involve posing for S&M shots for an underground porn magazine. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Outer box and inner DVD holder show wear and are in very good condition. It's a trustworthy sad, unclean movie. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. As if her luck were not bad enough, she is then the victim of a hit and run by Muraki (Naoto Takenaka), a stockbroker who is on the run with his life threatened by his firm and clients who have lost a fortune due to his embezzling. However, Muraki reveals he has nobler intentions and wants to help her out of the degrading psychological morass in which she has trapped herself. Delivery time is estimated using our proprietary method which is based on the buyer's proximity to the item location, the shipping service selected, the seller's shipping history, and other factors. The gangs brotherhood is fragmented when Kajima, the leader, attacks a schoolgirl, Nami (Machiko Ohtani), that bears resemblance to Tetsuro's sister. So, that is why you ccan say, Nikkatsu Studios was saved by boobies. Also included is a lengthy video interview with director Toshiharu Ikeda (of Evil Dead Trap fame) in which he chats about the origins of his directorial career and the various creative processes involved in making the film.