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Platonic Sex is the autobiographic tale of Japanese adult video (AV) actress Ai Iijima. After 17-year-old Ai Iijima is raped by her best friend and forsaken by her parents, she loses her trust in everybody and everything. Materialism and money replace all she has ever believed in and held dear. She starts to sell herself for 20,000 yen at various nightlife districts. In order to make as much money in the shortest period of time, she joins the adult video industry. Is there any way out for Ai?
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Product Title: Platonic Sex (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 柏拉圖式性愛 (DVD) (香港版) 柏拉图式性爱 (DVD) (香港版) Platonic Sex (Overseas Version) Platonic Sex (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Abe Hiroshi (Actor) | Iijima Ai (Actor) | Kagami Saki | Odagiri Joe | Nonami Maho 阿部寬 (Actor) | 飯島愛 (Actor) | 加賀美早紀 | 小田切讓 | 野波麻帆 阿部宽 (Actor) | 饭岛爱 (Actor) | 加贺美早纪 | 小田切让 | 野波麻帆 阿部寛 (Actor) | 飯島愛 (イイジマ アイ ) (Actor) | 加賀美早紀 | オダギリジョー | 野波麻帆 Abe Hiroshi (Actor) | Iijima Ai (Actor) | Kagami Saki | 오다기리 죠 | Nonami Maho
Release Date: 2003-05-02
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-5
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 104 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 90 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002787605

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Director: Masako Matsuura

  On Aoi's seventeenth birthday, she is raped by her friends and later rejected by her family. She decides to end her miserable life by jumping off from the roof of the school. At this moment, she receives an email message on her cell phone. It is a wrong number, but ironically she finds consolation in the message and decides to live. From then on, her life is entirely changed - Aoi becomes the hottest starlet in the AV industry, named Ai. Based on the international best-selling biography of the same title by Ai lijima.
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Professional Review of "Platonic Sex (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

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April 24, 2005

With the widely distribution of her photo albums and porn films in the 1990s, Ai Iijima has probably already become a household name all over Asia. Even if you haven't seen her face before, you should have at least listened to her name. A few years ago, Iijima retired from her porn star career and wrote an autobiography. This book, which is called Platonic Sex, became one of the bestseller titles in Japan, as well as other regions like Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Its success has led to a filmic adaptation. Not a surprise to anyone, this film was well received at the box office.

Although Ai Iijima did take part in various stages of the production, which includes but not limited to casting and original story provision, this movie is actually not a 100% faithful adaptation of the novel. A great number of the scenes are trimmed and modified in order to fit the theme and the character development. Aoi (Saki Kagami)'s life begins to deteriorate after she was raped by her friends and then scolded by her parents. She leaves her home as a result, and soon she is recruited by a pimp and becomes a hostess in a night club. Later she breaks into the porn industry. Her destiny is intertwined with three men, her boyfriend Toshi (Joe Odagiri), self- proclaimed philanthropist Ishikawa (Hiroshi Abe) and her agent Kanai (Taishu Kase). Aoi's life is filled with misery. Her encounter is like the worst shit happened to a girl you could imagine. But this is not it. This movie is not aimed at depicting how sorrowful her life is. On the contrary, her life is rather used as a negative model to inspire the youth. It is intended to remind young people not to forget who exactly they are and not to give up their life. The audience should be able to feel this theme from the evolution of the character. In the end of the film, when Aoi walks to the roof of the building, which is similar to what she is doing in the opening scene, she is in fact totally revitalized. Both her mind and her behavior are transcended, she is in no way the same as before anymore.

Despite the notorious reputation of Ai Iijima and the sexy poster with Saki Kagami dressed in lingerie, this is actually a very solid and concrete drama. The director credibly demonstrates her proficiency in the cinematic language. The script, as well as the cinematography, are extraordinarily delicate. Although the story is quite straightforward and cliche-ridden, it nevertheless succeeds in moving the audience, this is especially notable in the final scene at the morgue. The dialogues are well composed too. Some of the repetitive dialogues carry multiple meanings that require the audience to contemplate, hence greatly enrich the narrative. Last but not least, careful planning of cinematography also enhances the artistic value of the movie. For instance, cast shadow and on and off lighting are used to reflect the emotions of the characters.

New actress Saki Kagami was personally chosen by Ai Iijima to play her role. In addition to her physical resemblance with Iijima, I think one of the most important reasons she was picked is her accurate delivery of gestures. Her eyes can truly act! It is this instinct of an actor that makes her stand out. Joe Odagiri and Hiroshi Abe are also impressive.

Platonic Sex is an enlightening piece of work. If the name of Ai Iijima makes you think of porn and discourages you from seeing it, I would like to correct your misconception here. This is not a porn film, nor is it intended to promote pornography. As I have said above, it is instead a sophisticated drama with a positive message to convey. If you are looking for something to think, this one should fill the bill.

Cool guy(s) - Saki Kagami


Reviewed by Kantorates - Cinespot.com

August 1, 2003

This professional review refers to Platonic Sex (Low-price Limited Edition) (Japan Version - English Subtitles)

With the widely distribution of her photo albums and porn films in the 1990s, Ai Iijima has probably already become a household name all over Asia. Even if you haven't seen her face before, you should have at least listened to her name. A few years ago, Iijima retired from her porn star career and wrote an autobiography. This book, which is called Platonic Sex, became one of the bestseller titles in Japan, as well as other regions like Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Its success has led to a filmic adaptation. Not a surprise to anyone, this film was well received at the box office.

Although Ai Iijima did take part in various stages of the production, which includes but not limited to casting and original story provision, this movie is actually not a 100% faithful adaptation of the novel. A great number of the scenes are trimmed and modified in order to fit the theme and the character development. Aoi (Saki Kagami)'s life begins to deteriorate after she was raped by her friends and then scolded by her parents. She leaves her home as a result, and soon she is recruited by a pimp and becomes a hostess in a night club. Later she breaks into the porn industry. Her destiny is intertwined with three men, her boyfriend Toshi (Joe Odagiri), self- proclaimed philanthropist Ishikawa (Hiroshi Abe) and her agent Kanai (Taishu Kase). Aoi's life is filled with misery. Her encounter is like the worst shit happened to a girl you could imagine. But this is not it. This movie is not aimed at depicting how sorrowful her life is. On the contrary, her life is rather used as a negative model to inspire the youth. It is intended to remind young people not to forget who exactly they are and not to give up their life. The audience should be able to feel this theme from the evolution of the character. In the end of the film, when Aoi walks to the roof of the building, which is similar to what she is doing in the opening scene, she is in fact totally revitalized. Both her mind and her behavior are transcended, she is in no way the same as before anymore.

Despite the notorious reputation of Ai Iijima and the sexy poster with Saki Kagami dressed in lingerie, this is actually a very solid and concrete drama. The director credibly demonstrates her proficiency in the cinematic language. The script, as well as the cinematography, are extraordinarily delicate. Although the story is quite straightforward and cliche-ridden, it nevertheless succeeds in moving the audience, this is especially notable in the final scene at the morgue. The dialogues are well composed too. Some of the repetitive dialogues carry multiple meanings that require the audience to contemplate, hence greatly enrich the narrative. Last but not least, careful planning of cinematography also enhances the artistic value of the movie. For instance, cast shadow and on and off lighting are used to reflect the emotions of the characters.

New actress Saki Kagami was personally chosen by Ai Iijima to play her role. In addition to her physical resemblance with Iijima, I think one of the most important reasons she was picked is her accurate delivery of gestures. Her eyes can truly act! It is this instinct of an actor that makes her stand out. Joe Odagiri and Hiroshi Abe are also impressive.

Platonic Sex is an enlightening piece of work. If the name of Ai Iijima makes you think of porn and discourages you from seeing it, I would like to correct your misconception here. This is not a porn film, nor is it intended to promote pornography. As I have said above, it is instead a sophisticated drama with a positive message to convey. If you are looking for something to think, this one should fill the bill.

Cool guy(s) - Saki Kagami


Reviewed by Kantorates - Cinespot.com

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Customer Review of "Platonic Sex (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (5)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (7)

Anonymous

September 23, 2004

1 people found this review helpful

Worth your time watching Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I would have to say this movie is really good in some ways and kind of bad in others. Although it makes some good points in life I don't think you should take this movie seriously. I know it was based on a true story but it is so obviously over exaderated in so many ways. I wish they would of kept it less fake. Although it is real good in drama it takes a fool to actually believe that all those events can happen in the way they do. My advice is to make sure you watch the movie but don't take it seriously just enjoy it for the pure entertainment that it provides and leave it as that. But I give credit to the movie for its dramatization points and rare vizual point of views of avoided topics in the world. Two thumbs up.
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Anonymous

July 8, 2003

"You'll laugh, you'll cry!" Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Yeah, I know that's a cliche, but that also fairly well describes the emotional rollercoaster you'll be riding when you watch this film. You don't have to know anything about the events which may or may not have contributed to this story (I don't) to enjoy it. You'll be right with Ai, feeling her ups and downs coming from betrayal by her friends, rejection by her parents, exploitation by Japan's adult entertainment industry, "liberation" from AV and the debt that resulted, finding love, and the simultaneously tragic, yet jubilent, ending. I generally watch films solely as entertainment, not as a vehicle to find some convuluted, occult "meaning of life", so I don't take them too seriously. However, this was one of those rare moving stories that had me simultaneously smiling and crying in the end. Ai is a survivor, and her story is an inspiration that is well worth the price of admission.
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Anonymous

May 26, 2003

What a laugh! Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
'Is there any way out for this victim of the cruel pornographic entertainment business?'
A 'victim'? Don't make me laugh. Anyone who has seen her movies will know that she enjoyed doing this stuff and made a lot of money from it in the process. Maybe she's realised the error of her ways and decided to put out a so called life story to gain some sympathy because she feel morally tainted. Watch the movie but don't get suckered into her guilt trip.
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Anonymous

May 21, 2003

... Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I have read the book before but have not watch the movie yet. The book is really good. I think the movie would be good too.
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Anonymous

May 13, 2003

So Sad Yet So Beautiful Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I don't know how much of this "biography" is real or not, but I think its a absolutely beautiful story. I just got done watching this movie like.... 10 minutes ago... I'm still sitting here, bawling my eyes out. Its a very sad movie... Or maybe I'm just a sucker for chick flicks. Despite the name, the movie isn't really sexual. Half the time, you feel like slapping the atmosphere in this movie, because it depicts the real world so well. I truly admire the main female character in the story, because they made her such a strong character. She was a great match for the male lead as well. But anyway. Just watch the movie. Its a great one.
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