Friday, May 6, 2011

Oniroku Dan, 79, RIP (Video NSFW)

Oniroku Dan, the celebrated author, well-known for his bondage-themed novels, many of which were adapted by directors such as Masaru Konuma, Koyu Ohara, and Katsuhiko Fujii, has died. His stories, and the films made from them will especially be remembered for bringing actress Naomi Tani into the spotlight. She was the most famous actress of adult-themed, "pink films" in the 70's.

More recently, after a brief retirement and business ventures, he has returned to the writer's chair, with more books in Japanese and the first English translation of his stories. Director Ryuichi Hiroki, who started out in pink cinema, made an indirect biopic of him, I Am an S&M Writer, detailing the problems his work must have caused with his wife. The author and the era, will surely be missed.


(below is the film, Rope and Skin, uploaded onto Video Google by a user––it has adult content, NSFW)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cherry Blossoms (1988)

The second film by HK director Eddie Ling-Ching Fong, husband and collaborator of Clara Law. This is a biopic of the youth of author Yu Dafu, whose stories also inspired Lou Ye's Spring Fever, released in 2009.