Blu-ray Region B
IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES: Set in 1936, the story of Sada (Eiko Matsuda), a beautiful young geisha who draws the attention of the handsome Kichizo (Tatsuya Fuji), a brothel owner’s arrogant, sexually prodigious husband. Oblivious to a brutal war unfolding around them, the couple’s initial flirtation soon turns to all-consuming passion, a frenzied and fatal love-making rite. EMPIRE OF THE PASSIONS: A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and is in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well. To avert any suspicions, she pretends her husband has gone off to Tokyo to work. For three years the wife and her lover secretly see each other. Finally, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, her husband’s ghost begins to haunt her and the police arrive to investigate her husband’s disappearance.
Actors: Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takahiro Tamura
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Running Time: 207 minutes approx
Discs: Not Specified