Ryuzaki, an editor of Muscle Magazine, which features photographs of men with sculpted bodies, becomes involved with a man named Kitami; their affair soon becomes dominated by sadomasochistic games, with a horrid result. Jump ahead one year, Ryuzaki is released from jail and goes in search of Kitami, perhaps to make amends. The films of Pasolini, especially Salò, dominate Ryuzaki’s imagination; he works sometimes at the Lunatic Theatre, which shows films about rough trade; and, he becomes involved with a couple into S & M. Will Ryuzaki find Kitami, and what will happen if he does?
Hisayasu Satō aka Toshiyasu Satō (佐藤 寿保 Satō Hisayasu?, born on 15 August 1959 in Shizuoka City, Japan) is a Japanese exploitation film director. He has worked prolifically in the pinku eiga genre. His best known works are the pink film The Bedroom (1992), and the V-Cinema splatter film Splatter: Naked Blood (1996). He is known for his “sledgehammer” filmmaking style, and using his exploitation career to tackle serious subjects like obsession, alienation, perversion and voyeurism. He is often likened to Canadian director David Cronenberg due to his unflinching eye for Body Horror. Along with fellow directors, Kazuhiro Sano, Toshiki Satō and Takahisa Zeze, he is known as one of the “Four Heavenly Kings of Pink” (ピンク四天王 pinku shitenno?).
Satō is a very prolific director, having directed about two dozen films in 1998 and 1999. To date, he has directed more than fifty films dealing with eroticism, sadism and horror among the lower classes of Japan. He is famous for his “guerilla… read more