In the year 1986, the Nikkatsu Studios made a series of films with titles such as ZA GOMON, ZA MANIA, ZA S&M, ZA IKENIE. Many of those also had sequels. These were all directed by the same trio of "directors" (I use that term loosely), star the same actors and actresses and were all filmed in the same sets (i.e. dilapidated buildings, empty warehouses), using even much of the same props (i.e. sex toys).
The interested viewer really shouldn't let the pretty, painted cover artwork for these productions fool them into thinking these will be quality productions of any merit whatsoever. What you will end up spending your hard-earned cash on are pathetically, cheap, trashy (and pixel censored) Japanese porno movies.
ZA IKENIE has almost no plot whatsoever. It's just about a bondage master and how he amuses himself with two of his sex slaves. There is one amusing scene at the beginning where a girl is strapped onto the roof of a car and driven through a fairly busy street while nobody seems to think this in the least bit odd. Only in Japan, I guess. I also chuckled at a mangled, Japanese version of "Silent Night" that is sung by the cast while they have sex under a Christmas tree. Those two scenes are the only reason I gave this film a 2/10 rating.
These ZA-movies may have been a sort of missing link between the pinku eigas of the 70ies and early 80ies (a genre I love dearly) and the AV (Adult Video) porno movies of nowadays. If that makes them interesting viewing from a film-historic perspective you will have to decide on your own.
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