by Chris MaGee
The boom in attention for pinku eiga and Nikkatsu roman porno seems to just keep going. La-based company Pink Eiga has made these softcore erotic films their bread and butter while distributors such as Mondo Macarbro, Cinema Epoch, Easter Star, and Exploitation Digital have all jumped on the bandwagon and have been picking up titles for their catalogues. Now Synapse Filsm has joined thge group in a big way with the announcement that they will be releasing 27 Nikkatsu roman prono films in 2010 including "Pearl Diver: Tight Shellfish", "Rape!", "The Nurse Diary Series", "She Cat, Zoom Up: Beaver Book Girl", "Lovers Are Wet", and "Fairy In A Cage".
While it's great to finally get a look at a genre of film that accounts for a huge percentage of the films annually produced in Japan, and one that has spawned such talent as Kiysohi Kurosawa, Yojiro Takita, Masayuki Suo, Ryuichi Kiroki, and Masahiro Kobayashi I have been wondering lately if this mining of pink film and roman porno vaults might not be the same kind of bubble interest that we saw in J-Horror films earlier this decade, a bubble that burst spectacularly just a couple of years after it began.
Thanks to the ever watchful Wildgrounds for this piece of news.