New Release: Love Exposure DVD

Release Date: Dec. 20, 2011
Price: DVD $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

Love Exposure movie scene

Hikari Mitsushima (l.) and Takahiro Nishijima take it outside in Love Exposure.

The acclaimed 2008 Japanese film Love Exposure offers action, drama and comedy as it takes a look at a pair of emotionally abused young people on the fringes of society.

The movie opens on young Yu (Takahiro Nishijima), who has grown up in a devout Christian family and is desperate to please his sin-obsessed Catholic priest father. That said, Yu is a fairly normal kid who has no legitimate sins to confess. But then he decides to take on sinning big time and becomes a master of up-skirt photography while perfecting the ninja moves required to get just the right angle on his subjects. Things become complicated when our drag-clad hero meets the woman of his dreams, the man-hating Yoko (Hikari Mitsushima), who likes to beat the hell out of men for kicks…!

Written and directed by Sion Sono (Suicide Club), the four-hour Love Exposure won the prestigious Caligari and Fipresci Prizes at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.

Following its rollout to film festivals around the world, Love Exposure enjoyed a limited run in U.S. theaters in early September 2011.

On DVD, the film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles.


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