A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.
A timid young woman who lives with her domineering mother accepts an Adult Video scout's offer to "become somebody else" by performing in porn videos. As she rises in popularity, the boundaries between her two lives begin to disintegrate.
Denied theatrical release in Japan as the Japanese film rating board, Eirin, refused to grant the film a certificate even after extensive cuts were made. Their rejection letter stated "the film's overall tone is unacceptable." The film was released directly to home video over angry protests from schools and parental groups. See more »
I haven't seen any other movies from this series nor from this director. First,I was really positively surprised; The movie is (contrary to my predictions)actually very well made and serious.The story is quite intelligent,the themes and events in the plot are actually very similar to Caspar Noe's "Irreversible"(2002). I think Atrocity is better and deeper of these two. I don't think this film is similar to "Salo" like some other reviewer said; This is more like an moral story, unlike Pasolini/deSade,who both seemed to worship the sadism and sexual "immorality" they portrayed in their work (both also tried to make it their life philosophy). The acting is good overally, although the other bad guys(than the leader of the gang)are real bad(actors); they could be in "Toxic Avenger 2" or something. The effects are really nasty. The movie is hard to watch at some points,but I think it's worth the "suffering". Some reviewers said that this movie gives a pessimistic view of the mankind. I don't totally agree with that; After all,this movie is only about some real sick individuals,and it doesn't show very much other world or the environment where they live.These kind of really sick people surely do exist,fortunately most of us don't have to deal with them in our lives. The main character is "good",although the ending is a lil' bit surprising. This film makes you feel sick, but it also shows/reminds you how sick the world can be in some places, to some people. I don't know much about the Japanese society,but I'm sure these kind of people exist,at least in some biggest&sickest cities or societies in the world.The moral story seems to be (at least till the ending...) similar to stories like "Taxi driver"&"Sin city"; In an evil world, you must "fight evil with evil"... Interesting film, recommended to interested, but not for everybody!
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