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Best known for his pop-art gangster epics like Tokyo Drifter and Pistol Opera , Japanese director Seijun Suzuki previously applied his startling camera angles, jolting editing, and hypnotic compositions to this military melodrama. Harumi Yumiko Nogawa, who also starred in Suzuki's Gate of Flesh is a ferociously independent prostitute who becomes a "comfort woman" for soldiers at the front of the Japan-China war in A brutal officer named Narita Isao Tamagawa, later to appear in Suzuki's Branded to Kill claims her for his use, but she falls in love with his passive, conflicted orderly Mikami Tamio Kawaji, who also acted in Suzuki's Youth of the Beast --clearly, Suzuki liked his stars!
In this world, love is a few moments of ecstasy in an ocean of torment, and Suzuki cranks up both: During sex, Harumi curls her full, sensual lips into a violent grimace of pleasure; when Mikami kicks her away in his early attempts to resist her, Harumi's convulsions go into slow-motion while her crazed shrieks reverberate at regular speed on the soundtrack, lifting her agony to mythological heights. You know their affair will end badly, but Suzuki's feverish pitch compels you all the way down, and his emotional commitment gives Story of a Prostitute a very different feel from his more aloof and experimental gangster movies.
The extras for this Criterion disk are few, but interviews with Suzuki, his production designer Takeo Kimura, and film critic Tadao Sato provide some valuable historical context and insight into Suzuki's directorial methods. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content. Free business-day shipping within the U. Prices may vary for AK and HI. Only 4 left in stock more on the way.
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Gate of Flesh DVD. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Youth of the Beast. An Angel at My Table. Special offers and product promotions. Special features Exclusive new video interviews with director Seijun Suzuki, production designer Takeo Kimura, and film critic Tadao Sato New essay by film critic David Chute Original theatrical trailer.