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Zoom In: Sex Apartments

Special Guest: Jerry Chandler

This week we’re looking at Naosuke Kurosawa’s 1980 Japanese Roman Porno film Zoom In: Sex Apartments (AKA Zoom In: Rape Apartments). The film tells the tale of a young married woman 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.

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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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High & Low

Battle Royale

Battles Without Honor and Humanity

Branded to Kill

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Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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