Takashi Ishii thread (A Night in Nude: Salvation etc.)

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Guro Taku wrote:I'm all sorts of bummed that it didn't get a Takashi Ishii drawn cover artwork like SWEET WHIP last year.
Turns out that if you want Takashi Ishii cover artwork you have to spring for the GONIN BLU-RAY TRIPLE PACK, which packs the previously released GONIN and GONIN 2 BDs with the standard (theatrical cut only) BD of GONIN SAGA in a nifty cardboard box with Ishii's artwork:

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The painting continues on the side and all over the back of the box.

To be fair it should be noted that the color booklet that comes with the above mentioned $100 special edition of GONIN SAGA also includes a single page of (different) Ishii artwork.
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I had such great time with (the non-Ishii directed) Flower and Snake: Zero, which I saw a few days ago, that I decided to give another S&M movie a try, Ishii's Sweet Whip.

Ugh. This is a strong candidate for the worst film I've seen all year. Ishii's been down for years, yes, but with this film he's gone all Dario Argento.

The beginning is surprisingly decent. We have a dual story simultaneously following a character as an abducted high school girl and traumatized adult. For a moment I was interested in seeing where it goes.

The answer: absolutely nowhere. We get nearly two hours of very nasty raping, beating and humiliation, mostly shot in two locations, and very little anything else. Do not expect to see Ishii's once so elegant aesthetics here, as those have been traded for porn film close ups of genitals - censored of course. Which brings us to the next problem: the film is an unbelievable mosaic mess with blurring applied to nearly every scene.

Add classical music, a narrator, and a climax you can see coming miles away, and you've got a film that ultimately isn't as offensive as it is incredibly dull, nearly unwatchable.

By far the worst film Ishii has ever done. He was once a master of neo noir; now just a dirty old man with a camera.
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Did anyone get the A Night in Nude (1993) BD? Is it a notable improvement over the R2J DVD?

The BD is OOP now.
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I have it and you can find some full-resolution screenshots below (click for full size) but I no longer have the DVD, so I can't do a comparison.

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Great! Thank you!

Top: Geneon DVD
Bottom: Kadokawa BD
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