In 1936, in the midst of rising Japanese militarism, a former prostitute, Sada, goes to work as a maid in a brothel. The house's handsome owner, Kichizo, soon begins to court her, and Sada eagerly returns his attentions. Their subsequent affair and constant lovemaking grow more and more intense, and their sexual obsession threatens to destroy them both. Nagisa Oshima's long-awaited erotic Japanese masterpiece (initially banned from the New York Film Festival in 1976) is finally available. Contains highly explicit content, recommended for adult audiences only.
Keep Case Letterbox Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono - Japanese Subtitles - English Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes: Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary: Tony Rayns, Film Scholar Trailers: U.S. Trailer Interviews: 1. Nagisa Oshima, Director - 1976 2. Tatsuya Fuji, Actor 3. Fuji Matsuda, Actor 4. Eiko Matsuda, 5. Hayao Shibata, Consulting Producer 6. Koji Wakamatsu, Line Producer 7. Yoichi Sai, Assistant Director 8. Yoko Asakura, Film Distributor Additional Products: Booklet: Essay - Donald Richie, Film Scholar / Oshima Interview