I wrote about watching another film in Nikkatsu’s rebooted “Roman Porno” series (Wet Woman in the Wind), and this is another film under that umbrella that popped up on Mubi. Directed by Sion Sono, this one quite literally lives up to its title, and is pretty much the furthest you could get from feeling erotic. I watched it a month ago, and at the time I felt pretty negative about what I had watched, but a month on, I remember it more as being an audacious take — and critique — on the world of erotic cinema (the film is very meta), and there are certainly some interesting visuals (like the main set in yellow that you see pictured).

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.