Preview – Roman Porno Reboot at the 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival, November 15-22

The Japanese experimental erotic cinema which flourished in the 70s and 80s is back and ready to provoke again. The legendary Nikkatsu Studio is making their Roman Porno comeback with the best contemporary independent filmmakers […]

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on Aug, 29 · in News

Aroused by Gymnopedies (Japan, 2016) (NYAFF 2017)

Aroused by Gymnopedies is an entry in the Roman Porno reboot series which also includes Sion Sono’s Anti-Porno (2016), Akihiko Shiota’s Wet Woman in the Wind (2016), Kazuya Shiraishi’s Dawn of the Felines (2016), and Hideo Nakata’s White […]

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on Jul, 10 · in Reviews

Wet Woman in the Wind (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

The Roman Porno label is back for a series of five films to celebrate 45 years since the Nikkatsu film studio launched the originals. Over the last year or so this specific sub-genre of soft-core […]

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on Jul, 01 · in Reviews

Immortal Love (Japan, 1972)

Chusei Sone’s Immortal Love is one of many versions of the Kaidan Botan Duru (the ghost story of peony lanterns). Originally imported from China and now one of Japan’s most popular traditional ghost stories, the tale […]

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on Jul, 02 · in Reviews

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