Released: Mar 01st, 2005
Running Time: 88
Director: Christophe Mourthé
Company: Cal Vista
Distribution Companies: Metro Distribution
Cast: Katsuni, Ramon (I)
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
All kinds of crossover potential - a surefire hit with couples and beginners.
Designer Porn at its glossiest - classy enough to be sold in non-video specialty outlets like lingerie stores and erotica boutiques.
Shot in France, it features two beautiful sexual beings, ravishing photography and art direction, sustained eroticism, light kink and politically correct condom use. That's a good formula for crossover in several directions.
The exquisite Katsumi, AVN's Foreign Female Performer of the Year, was shot early in her career. She's as fresh and dewy as a rosebud. Her partner is the handsome Spanish stud Ramon Nomar (aka Ramon Guevara). It's just them posing and fucking, not a hint of a story.
Color scenes set in ancient Japan (not the land of the Kama Sutra, of course, but why quibble?) alternate with present-day black and white sequences, with Katsumi in stilettos and lingerie delicately domming the bound, blindfolded Ramon.
There are lots of positions and some exotic ideas, like semen-dipped sushi. And most of the sex is quite passionate. Its deliberate slant to female viewers is clear from the DVDYou could call this ambient porn or wall to wallpaper, and you'd have a point. But for beginners, couples, women (a great date movie!), it's ideal.
Pre-noms: Best Foreign All-Sex Release; Best Videography; Art Direction; DVD Menus; DVD Extras.