Pink film is one of the most important genres that Japan has given to world cinema. Japanese filmmakers have made some of the greatest films of the world in this genre. Pink films dominated the Japanese film market through s to the s. This list tried to include many classic pink films, which can be Nikkatsu Roman Porno, Toei Pinky Violence, or other Japanese erotic films. Generally, films from Japanese New Wave are excluded except the works of Nagisa Oshima, whose films are actually very erotic and pinky.
Here is the list of 30 Classic Pink Films. In the Realm of the Senses Nagisa Oshima, The film itself is based on real incidents from her life. It has many unsimulated sex scenes which prevented it from being widely released. He shows how lust can lead people to death.
A Snake of June Shinya Tsukamoto, The film can be understood simply if you concentrate on the characters, mainly its good, shy, tortured and stalked protagonist. Koji Wakamatsu is probably the most important director when it comes to pink genre. The simple plot, philosophical dialogues, stylistic cinematography, messy and disturbed characters, political messages, revolting rape and murder scenes, and the very intriguing scenes in just one location are some of the great things about this film. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest films in pink film history.
Thus, it is not only erotic but also romantic which makes audiences show pity for Abe. Noboru Tanaka is other important pink film director and this one is the first film of his Showa Trilogy; two films of this trilogy are also included in this list. Blind Beast Yasuzo Masumura, Yasuzo Masumura is one of the most important directors of Japanese cinema, who has directed many classics and has made some great pink films.
He actually sculpts statues of naked women and their genitals, and he thinks he can make his masterpiece through that girl. His mother fully helps him but a psychological twist of jealousy comes between his mother and that girl when the girl tries to lure him to escape from his trap.
Thus, this pink ends up as a sort of an allegory of the relationship between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law. Apart from that, this film includes sadomasochistic elements. This type of story is found in many pink films but its characters, plot twist, message, and mysterious and strange scenes of nude sculpting have made it unique and beautiful.
Wife to be Sacrificed Masaru Konuma, Masaru Konuma is a renowned for primarily Roman Porno films. Seijun Suzuki impressed him when he used to work for Nikkatsu Studio. A wife is kidnapped by her husband, who she had deserted years ago; he takes her to a remote place where he tortures her. That is the whole story, a simple story that shows only the things that are important. Beautiful cinematography, excessive and revolting torture, and a strange story makes this film very interesting.
It is possibly the greatest film of Nikkatsu Roman Porno films. This film is also an experimental piece which shows the romantic life of a boy who falls in love with a model. But its story is irrelevant because there are a lot of gimmicks shown in a very absurd and abstract style. Conversations between its characters are philosophical and ideal like in many other Japanese New Wave films. Camera movement, different romantic gimmicks, the dialogue, beautiful cinematography, and absurd characters are the most interesting things about this film.
Empire of Passion Nagisa Oshima, It tells the revenge story of a man, who is murdered by his wife and her lover. His suffered spirit ultimately becomes a ghost and takes revenge on them. It is a beautiful erotic and ghost folk tale that is based on themes of lust, infidelity and revenge. Tokyo Decadence Ryu Murakami, Ryu Murakami is a famous Japanese writer and he has proved that he is also a very good filmmaker. But that is not only the main part here. Love, drugs, the sex industry and prostitution are shown in a very subtle presentation.
Many directors have adapted it to film, but Yasuzo Masumura has possibly achieved the finest art with it. Its story shows the complexity of a relationship between its characters, a married woman who falls in love with a beautiful model. The complexity occurs when her husband finds out the truth. Another twist comes when the model tells the married woman that she had another love before her.
Psychologically, erotically and aesthetically, this film is highly powerful and remarkable. More than half of these movies are NOT pink movies!! You can included Nikkatsu roman porn there are 8 of them in this list as pink in little bit wider definition of pink, but Nikkatsu is one of big name of film company in Japan, their roman porn is made with more decent budget and highly trained professional stuff. Pink films are distributed as soft porn and showed in local porn theater nikkatsu had their own theaters and show only nikkats films.
It has quota to have some sex scene and nudity and if these request is fulfilled, director could have vast freedom of whatever he want to make that they could never have in other major film companies. You better not consider other films as pink what are made and distributed by other big name companies Toei, Toho, shochiku, etc for general audience.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Blind Beast Yasuzo Masumura, Yasuzo Masumura is one of the most important directors of Japanese cinema, who has directed many classics and has made some great pink films.
Tokyo Decadence Ryu Murakami, Ryu Murakami is a famous Japanese writer and he has proved that he is also a very good filmmaker. Pages: 1 2 3. Comments 7 best Japanese pink films. Real Eyes says: Reply March 28, at pm. Daniel Cara Ferres says: Reply May 11, at am. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.