The Pornographers (Jinruigaku nyumon: Erogotoshitachi yori)


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Shohei Imamura
Year: 1966
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama
Cast: Keiko Sakawa, Masaomi Kondo, Shoichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 5-Aug-03
Runtime (minutes):

SKU: CCPOR090DVD Categories: ,


Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family. From time to time, Haru shares her bed with Subu, though she believes her dead husband, reincarnated as a carp, disapproves. Director Shohei Imamura has always delighted in the kinky exploits of lowlifes, and in this 1966 classic, he finds subversive humor in the bizarre dynamics of Haru, her Oedipal son, and her daughter, the true object of her pornographer-boyfriend’s obsession. Imamura’s comic treatment of such taboos as voyeurism and incest sparked controversy when the film was released, but _The Pornographers_ has outlasted its critics, and now seems frankly ahead of its time.

* New high-definition digital transfer
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* Theatrical trailer
* Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

_New cover by Christine Ditrio_

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