I went to see 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (3D肉蒲團之極樂寶鑑) with some friends over the weekend. Billed as the world's first "3D IMAX adult film" it should instead be billed as "the world's most ridiculous film"... Jackass 3D
was more logical and restrained.
It starts off on an even-keel, and then various, inexplicable scenes are thrown into the mix: animals eating severed penises, barnyard phallic surgery, demonic possession, ancient vaginal torture devices, medicinal floating orbs, etc. And in case you get bored, there's boobs every few minutes. And it's all wrapped in what seems like a 13-year old's idea of sexuality (and Cinemax-style softcore).
This is an erotic film along the lines of Caligula
, that is: Sex & Zen is not in any way erotic. The main differences between the two are that Sex & Zen doesn't pretend to be art, and it's not a total bore to sit through.
For those who like sex and violence with their camp: recommended.