Relive that four hours of Sion Sono-brand madness in even higher definition next week (August 6th, to be exact) when Third Window Films releases the PAL region Blu-Ray version of Sono’s 2008 epic, Love Exposure. Not heard of one of the most ambitious films out of Japan in the past decade? Well, now’s your time to get in on the action since this version has some bonus content previously not available on the standard DVD including an additional 30 minute ‘Making Of’ featuring interview with Sion Sono and numerous deleted and extended scenes.
Still curious about the film that Time Out says “will have you tingling with pleasure from charming start to heart-pounding finish”? Here’s the synopsis:
Having grown up in a devout Christian family, Yu (Takahiro Nishijima) has always been a well-behaved kid. After his mother dies, his priest father is seduced by a woman who breaks his heart, causing him to torment Yu by forcing him to confess his sins on a daily basis. Of course, being a fairly normal kid, Yu has no legitimate sins to confess. To appease his increasingly demanding father, Yu is determined to become a true sinner, eventually training to become an expert at sneak upskirt photography. Pornography being the one sin no priest can overlook, Yu gets the attention he s been so desperately seeking from his dad.
One day while hanging out with his fellow sinner pals but dressed like Sasori as punishment for being on the losing end of a bet Yu meets a beautiful girl named Yoko (Hikari Mitsushima). Their first meeting is a glorious one, beginning with an all-out street brawl and ending with a kiss. There are only two problems: she thinks he’s a woman and a devious cult leader named Aya (Sakura Ando) is carefully manipulating both of their lives.
To read more about the film and place a pre-order, check out Third Window Films’ dedicated Love Exposure page.