Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bedtime Eyes ベッドタイムアイズ (1987) / directed by Tatsumi Kumashiro

A few covers and screengrabs from the 80's adaption of Amy Yamada's controversial first novel, Bedtime Eyes, which I'm reading at the moment. It features a trio of mismatched relationships between black men (mostly G.I.'s) and Japanese women. The men tend to be simplified and infantile, but the women love them still the same. It's very racy content, so it makes sense that Kumashiro would be asked to direct. Also, I had the chance to view his Twisted Path of Love today, and love the way he employs a handheld camera in his features. Here's some media:


Leen Isabel said...

I love this book and many of Amy Yamada's books. Where do you find this film in the states? Would love to watch it!!

JCS said...

Really wish I could find an appropriate answer to that question. I was only able to find this info from Amazon JP. Do you know kanji?