Episode 177: Zoom In: Sex Apartments

Special Guest: Jerry Chandler
Guest Co-Host: Coffin Jon

This week we're looking at Naosuke Kurosawa's 1980 Japanese Roman Porno film Zoom In: Sex Apartments (AKA Zoom In: Rape Apartments/Zûmu in: Bôkô danchi). The film tells the tale of a young married woman (Erina Miyai) who gets raped on the way to visit an old flame. The assault appears to be a part of a series of similar rapes and gruesome murders taking place in an apartment block. The film is visually striking and seems inspired by Dario Argento's 1970s giallo films.

We're joined once again by VCinema's Coffin Jon to talk about pinku eiga, roman porno, and more.

Links:
Buy Zoom In: Sex Apartments on DVD
Buy Jasper Sharpe's Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema
Check out Synapse's Nikkatsu Roman Porno page
Get a free book about Japanese pinku eiga edited by Abé Mark Nornes
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Deep Red
Episodes featuring Coffin Jon:
High & Low
Battle Royale
Battles Without Honor and Humanity
l Branded to Kill
More about Coffin Jon's VCinema

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7/29/2014

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