In the Realm of the Senses DVD+Blu-ray

aka Ai No Corrida, Nagisa Oshima, 1976


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Film Details

Directed by Nagisa Oshima

Produced in 1976

Main Language - Japanese with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Asian Film, Japanese Film

Film Description

Nagisa Oshima's notorious masterpeice, In the Realm of the Senses is based on a true story and tells the story of the obsessive affair between a young servant girl and her master. Together, their desire becomes sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardour, they forsake all, even life itself.

It is a testament to director Oshima that the In the Realm of the Senses was distributed at all. An explicit study of sex and death, the subject matter was so controversial in Japan that cans of film were smuggled to France to be processed. It is fortunate that such resilience and determination surrounded the production, for this is a masterpiece that fuels the exquisite formalism of Japanese cinema with fatalistic erotic power, giving the film a universal and eternal significance.

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DVD+Blu-ray Details

Certificate: 18

Publisher: Studio Canal

Length: 101 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Format: DVD+Blu-ray Colour

Region: 2

Released: 17th October 2011

Cat No: OPTBD2111

DVD+Blu-ray Extras

  • Recalling the Film: 2003 Programme featuring interviews with consulting producer Hayao Shibata, line producer Koji Wakamatsu, assistant director Yoichi Sai and distributor Yoko Asakura
  • Panel discussion at Birkbeck College with Japanese film scholars
  • Once Upon a Time: In the Realm of the Senses
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Booklet.

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by Anon on 29th August 2000

Yes, it's out on video, even in Pudding Island, the most ferocious film ever made about sexual obsession.

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