Thousands of excellent films from the depths of Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, Australia and everywhere in-between miss out on a theatrical release each year due to economic constraints. Like the film festivals we are so lucky to have, Siren Visual presents these DVDs to the punter who likes to be entertained and challenged.
We hope you enjoy the ongoing series of the Atypical Collection as much as we have.
The Obscure. The Extreme.
Remarkable, Evocative And Disturbing - Empire
Stunning Cinema – The Face
Shigeharu Aoyama owns a video production company. His wife died seven years ago. When his son, Shigehiko, suggests he should think about re-marrying before he gets too old, Aoyama decides to take his advice. He seeks help from his friend and colleague, Yoshikawa, whose idea is simple: they can use a casting session for a no-go project to audition for potential wives.
Aoyama spends secretive evenings looking through the selection of application forms and photographs, and finds himself inextricably drawn to the image of a 24-year-old ex-dancer, Asami Yamasaki. On the day of the audition, her mysterious charm and obedient nature make such an impact upon Aoyama that he arranges to see her again.
As the relationship between the two develops, Yoshikawa becomes increasingly uneasy about his friends choice and, conducting his own investigation into Asamis past, sets out to prove that she is not who she claims to be.
After spending many romantic evenings with Asami, Aoyama becomes increasingly convinced that she is the woman for him. However, his romantic ideals are about to be shattered in the most unimaginably cruel way, as the woman of his dreams takes him deep into her sadistic and vengeful world.
TROUBLE EVERY DAY:
Hypnotic And Intense…This Is A Future Cult Classic – Hotdog
Profoundly Disturbing, Yet Hauntingly Unforgettable – Newsday
Hardly A Film That Comes Along Every Day – Film Journal International
Shane (Vincent Gallo) and his new wife June (Tricia Vessey) are newlyweds honeymooning in Paris. Although happy, their relationship becomes strained when Shane secretly visits the medical clinic where he was once involved in experimental research on the human libido. Before long, the effect of this research becomes terrifyingly obvious, and Shane seeks self-exile in a desperate effort to find a cure. All the while, Core (Beatrice Dalle), a Parisian woman, preys upon the men she lures with the promise of sexual gratification. This extreme behaviour mirrors Shanes own base instincts, and their mutual desire for carnal violence suggests a deep-seated bond which must be consolidated. Soon the two will enter a realm of experience far beyond anything they have known. Raw, poetic and powerful, this extraordinary film explores the dark side of desire in a way that no other film before it ever dared.
Winning! Intriguing, Luminous, Stylish! – Caryn James, The New York Times
The Lushest Film Of The Year! Georgia Brown, The Village Voice
Twin brother and sister vampires struggle against each other – and the ancient curse that binds them – in this stylish, erotic thriller set against the concrete canyons of modern-day Manhattan. Fiendishly seductive Nadja (Elina Lowensohn), and brother (Jared Harris), spend their days entombed in darkness, and their nights hiding in the New York after hours scene. But Edgar is haunted by the painful duality of life lived in the shadows – and troubled by his twins relentlessly evil nature. Nadja weaves her sensual spell around the niece and nephew of famed vampire hunter Dr Van Helsing (Peter Fonda). Edgar joins forces with his would-be assassin, plotting to bring down his sister in an all out orgy of sex, blood, danger and deaththat the LA Weekly calls, Truly hot! Sex and moviemaking of the unsafest sort.
Takashi Miike interview, Japanese and European Audition trailers
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
- Region 4
- Box Set
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