Masayuki and Sachie (Kumiko Akiyoshi) had little to lose when they first met each other. They were young. Their lives, unscripted. It did not take long for Masayuki to quit his job and for the two to move in together. In a neighborhood where the red paper lanterns lit up the alleyways at nightfall, they kept each other warm. Love takes its toll when they find that Sachie is pregnant.
Jungrauen Report is an almost mondo style pseudo documentary on the history of virginity and the pleasures and problems that maintaining and losing it has caused throughout the world and throughout the ages. Sex Report/Schoolgirl Report films were a popular phenomena in Europe during the seventies, and Franco was never one to not get in on a phase, so it makes sense that he’s got at least one of these in his massive and ever growing filmography.
A young girl becomes addicted to sex after an accident. Carole, played by actress Sandra Julien, hates what she’s become, but is compelled to have sex with anyone that will comply. Her work soon takes her to France where things start escalating out of control.
Rumiko is a misbehaving girl who got caught stealing the cash her father had at home for bribes. Father would not accuse her of that, but when he caught her having sex with her English teacher, he was justified in sending her to a monastery, where the nuns try to force her to become a good girl. However, after a few days in forced piety, Rumiko (now Sister Lucia) discovered that her sins were nothing in comparison with those of other Sisters, and Mother Superior’s.
A 16 year old girl works in a factory to pay the late father’s debt. When she makes her mind to be a hostess, a boy approaches to her with the kind and gentle manners. It’s the first time for her to be treated nice like this. Indeed he was a yakuza to sell away girls, but he gets to love the innocent girl.
Hisako is the sexually-frustrated wife of the older art academy Professor Ouchi. Ouchi is a repressed conservative who disdains modern art, and expels Kazuo, a student who specializes in SM painting. Hisako becomes obsessed with the expelled student, and has an affair with him. Kazuo and Hisako retire to a cabin in the countryside where they indulge in SM activities.
There have been many film versions of “The Golden Lotus”, the most erotic novel in Chinese history, but none have combined artistry with sensuality as successfully as this 1974 classic, featuring three of the screen’s sexiest stars. The director was already famous for his historical epics and modern sex comedies, but here outdoes himself in this recounting of the murders, corruptions, and sexual exploits of a Sung Dynasty lothario 900 years ago. (IVL)