Orgies of Edo

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Orgies of Edo

#1 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:43 am

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Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan’s prosperous Genroku era

Release date: 19/20 November

Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan’s prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun’s Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei’s ‘abnormal love’ film series. Ishii’s politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

Told in anthology style by an impassive physician (Teruo Yoshida), the first story follows Oito (Masumi Tachibana), an innocent young girl deceived by a handsome yakuza and sold into prostitution who finds herself in a doomed love affair with the man who brought her to ruin. The tale of Ochise (Mitsuko Aoi) is about the daughter of a rich merchant whose insatiable appetite for filth and perversion draws her deeper into violence, darkness and betrayal. Finally, the story of Omitsu (Miki Obana) follows a sadistic lord (Asao Koike) whose eye is caught one day by a beautiful member of his harem who shares his strange taste for pain and blood, but who holds a secret of her own that will destroy his entire household.

A stylistic about-face from the director’s prior work for Toei on the successful Abashiri Prison action series starring Ken Takakura, Ishii’s erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark ‘ero-guro’ film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman’s Curse, including the participation of sideshow performers and butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
• Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• The Orgies of Ishii – an exclusive, newly filmed interview with author Patrick Maccias
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Tom Mes

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Re: Orgies of Edo

#2 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:06 pm

And here's the eye popping (NSFW) trailer

This is great news but I would also be very happy if Arrow could release Teruo Ishii's Love and Crime which is another anthology film, this time recreating the tales of four historical murderers and inevitably including another take on Sada Abe story (played by the woman herself!)
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Re: Orgies of Edo

#3 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:09 pm

Boy, that sure does look like an Arrow license, doesn't it

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Re: Orgies of Edo

#4 Post by ng4996 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:58 pm

Man, Tooze is gonna have a field day.

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Re: Orgies of Edo

#5 Post by dda1996a » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:12 pm

I just wish their Japanese releases had more extras...

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Re: Orgies of Edo

#6 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:48 am

Apparently according to Jasper Sharp's book Behind The Pink Curtain (which focuses on Nikkatsu's Roman Porno series of films but Teruo Ishii, working under Toei, gets briefly mentioned a couple of times), Orgies of Edo also features a brief wordless appearance by Naomi Tani, who in the mid 1970s would come to dominate the S&M bondage end of the Roman Porno genre, starring in such notorious titles as Wife To Be Sacrificed, Flower & Snake, Rape!, Fairy In A Cage, Tattooed Flower Vase, Slave Wife, Rope Cosmetology and Black Rose Ascension.

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Re: Orgies of Edo

#7 Post by Alphonse Tram » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:24 am

There's another, as yet unannounced, Teruo Ishii film being released by Arrow.

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Re: Orgies of Edo

#8 Post by Finch » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:15 am

The trailer has done an excellent job of convincing me that I don't need to see this but happy for its fans that Arrow put it out.

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