With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, February 04, 2014


Dark Desires: The Oniroku Dan Collection
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Total Run Time: 209 min.
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98
Oniroku Dan (April 16, 1931 - May 6, 2011) was a famous, popular and prolific Japanese writer of S&M novels, many of which were made into films. Switchblade Pictures previously released three of them as individual DVDs. Today, all three are available in Dark Desires: The Oniroku Dan Collection.

The films, each with a link to my review here at AsianCineFest, are:

Directed by Satoshi Kaneda
Japan, 2010, 71 minutes

Directed by Takeshi Nizato
Japan, 2009, 71 minutes

Directed by Kanji Hanyuu
Japan, 2007, 67 minutes

All three films received ACF Ratings of 3 out of 4 stars, solidly recommended.

Considering how good the films are and that the individual DVDs carried an SRP of $19.98 each, this collection is truly a great bargain. It's sure to satisfy your Dark Desires.