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Sada (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

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Sada (Hong Kong Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)

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Product Title: Sada (Hong Kong Version) 新感官世界 (香港版) 新感官世界 (香港版) Sada (Overseas Version) Sada (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Kuroki Hitomi (Actor) | Shiina Kippei | Kataoka Tsurutaro (Actor) 黑木瞳 (Actor) | 椎名桔平 | 片岡鶴太郎 (Actor) 黑木瞳 (Actor) | 椎名桔平 | 片冈鹤太郎 (Actor) 黒木瞳 (Actor) | 椎名桔平 | 片岡鶴太郎 (Actor) Kuroki Hitomi (Actor) | Shiina Kippei | Kataoka Tsurutaro (Actor)
Release Date: 2002-10-28
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong, Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 132 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 110 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002008756

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Cast: Kuroki Hitomi/ Kataoka Tsurutaro/ Shiina Kippei
Director: Obayashi Nobuhiko




  On the night of May 19th, 1936, Sada Abe, a Japanese geisha, was seen and arrested on the street of Tokyo, carrying an emasculated male genital in her hand… Sada's story has inspired Oshima Nagisa's controversial masterpiece, IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES, in 1976. This equally sensational remake is directed by Obayashi Nobuhiko and starred Kuroki Hitomi, the female lead of PARADISE LOST. The film was awarded the International Film Critics Prize at Berlin Festival.

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)

Kevin Kennedy
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November 30, 2007

Brilliant film of Sada's story Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
"Sada" is a breathtaking version of the true life story of Sada Abe. Sada was abused at age 14, then sold by her family to become a geisha. Ultimately, she became a prostitute. Eventually, she found a rich patron who wanted her to leave behind that life. He arranged for her to become an apprentice in a restaurant. However, Sada soon developed an obsessive lust for the husband of the heiress restaurant owner. Sada and the husband's affair became increasingly intense, with ever more dangerous love-making, until the husband inadvertently was strangled to death by Sada. As a bizarre memento, Sada cut off and kept the man's private part. Subsequently, she spent five years in prison for manslaughter.

This summation of Sada's story may make it sound like this would be a very tawdry and depressing movie. However, director Obayashi Nobuhiko, through astonishingly creative visual and story-telling techniques, relates most of the story with a charmingly light, almost comic touch.

Actress Kuroki Hitomi gives a marvelous performance, bringing Sada Abe to convincing life from her teens through her thirties. Kuroki's Sada seldom seems like a victim; she always is able to rise from her circumstances with a sense of joy and optimism.

I found this film to be a much more satisfactory telling of the Sada Abe story than Oshima Nagisa's thoroughly depressing "In the Realm of the Senses", a film which seemed to me to be bad pornography for highbrows. The visual energy and full-bodied characterization of Sada in Obayashi's film make for a much more engaging experience.

"Sada" definitely is not for children, but mature audiences will be rewarded by viewing this boundlessly creative film. I should note that the quality of this print of the film is excellent and the English subtitles are very good.
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January 1, 2003

Good Artsy Movie Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
This is a good movie. I would say it is on the artsy side. It is about a woman who kills her lover and castrates him. It is telling her story of how she got into that situation and her tragic life although the story is made in almost a humourous or light way. You have to see it to know exactly what I am talking about. The film is definitely worth seeing if you like different and artsy films.
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