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A wealthy real estate developer takes a young woman from an everyday mundane life and shows her a world of decadence and debauchery that pushes her sexual limits to the brink. | Add synopsis »
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Kino Lorber strikes Zalman King deal
 (From ScreenDaily. 12 March 2014, 11:19 AM, PDT)

Kino Lorber strikes Zalman King library deal
 (From ScreenDaily. 12 March 2014, 11:19 AM, PDT)

Zalman King: Sex Thrillers Two Moon Junction, Wild Orchid
 (From Alt Film Guide. 3 February 2012, 4:09 PM, PST)

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Fifty Shades of Grey is even more erotic AND has a better story. Need to know more? See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)
Malena Morgan ... Victoria

Christos Vasilopoulos ... Jack (as Christos G. Vass)
Kayla Jane ... Isabel

Elle Alexandra ... Rita (as Elle Alexandria)

Daniel Sobieray ... Antonio
Hayden Hawkens ... Eve
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aubrey Addams ... Adelaide
I. Elijah Baughman ... Guy on Set
Bryce Bonn ... Waiter at Hotel
Jason Brye ... Man in Club
Carina Crash ... Woman on Stage

Stephanie Danielson ... Trish
Ela Darling ... Attendant
John Dawson ... Man in Club

Tom Demar ... Man in Club (as Tom DeMar)
Toledo Diamond ... Emcee at Club
Preston Dupri ... Man in club
Bliss Evermore ... Beverly Hills Beauty
Darren Gann ... Man in Club
Libbey Genaro ... Woman in Self Defense Class
Darrell Goodspeed ... Man in Club

Chris Hampton ... Host in Club

Melle Hartley ... Woman in Self Defense Class
Deviant Kade ... Actor (as Kade)
Keri Koski ... Woman in Self Defense Class
Aoni Ma ... Defense Class Instructor
Eric Middleton ... Security Guard
Nikki Nefarious ... Dominatrix

Eugene Nova ... Man in Club (as Daryl Cook II)
Asun Ortega ... Girl from Barcelona
Jose Paz ... Man in Club

Nataliya Joy Prieto ... Molly
Franklin Ruehl ... Preacher
Oscar Sagastume ... Guy on set
Riki Valentine ... Biker Dude
Billy Villegas ... Guy on Set
Johnny Yang ... Padded Man in Self Defense Class

Directed by
Zalman King 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zalman King 

Produced by
Jon Krogman .... executive producer
Amnon Lisbona .... executive producer
David Saunders .... executive producer
Shane Stanley .... producer
Original Music by
Andy Bauer 
Cinematography by
Matthias Schubert 
Film Editing by
David Golding 
Nicholas Golding 
Casting by
Anna Camille Miller 
Art Direction by
Chrissy Gebert 
Set Decoration by
Danny Robinson 
Costume Design by
Heather Williams-Baumgart 
Makeup Department
Dale Johnson .... key hair stylist
Dale Johnson .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Halls .... first assistant director
Art Department
Danny Robinson .... set designer
Sound Department
Nate Barger .... sound mixer
Cliff Calabro .... sound re-recording mixer
C.J. Carpenter .... sound editor
Brennan Gerle .... sound editor
Johnny Yang .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Benny Bailey .... assistant camera
Stewart Chen .... gaffer
Gabriel Diniz .... first assistant camera
Tom Funk .... first assistant camera
David Golding .... still photographer
Austin Harris .... camera operator
Joel Layogan .... additional camera operator
Joel Layogan .... gaffer
Zach Rasmussen .... gaffer
Cody Preston Troxell .... grip
Christopher S. Walters .... key grip
Matthew Wiborg .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Ashley Carson .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lane Witz .... assistant costume designer
Transportation Department
Brandon Boeckmann .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Wendy Blum .... production manager
Bryce Bonn .... production coordinator
Roanne Claman .... production assistant
Robert Gallenberger .... production assistant
Dylan Timsit .... production assistant
Mitchell Wayne Cohen .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"K Love" - USA (short title)
"Kamikaze Love" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Elle Alexandra and Hayden Hawkens are also active in the hardcore industry. The three actresses appear mainly in lesbian themed material, but do have wider interests.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)See more »
Great Big LustSee more »


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Fifty Shades of Grey is even more erotic AND has a better story. Need to know more?, 23 June 2015
Author: Jerghal from Belgium

Directed by Zalman King...who's that you ask? He brought us Two Moon Junction, Wild Orchid, Red Shoe Diaries and assisted Adrian Lyne in making 9,5 weeks. So you get the theme: he's into making erotic films. Pleasure or Pain is his last directorial effort before he croaked (he made it to 69, ain't that fitting). Contrary to his other films this one stars real life pron stars like lava-melting-hot Malena Morgan and also Elle Alexandra, Hayden Hawkens, Kayla Jane and Aubrey Addams. Now you might be thinking this fact would mean that it's a LOT more explicit than say 'Fifty Shades of Grey' but it certainly is not. The sex scenes are pretty short and you hardly see anything like in most other soft-porn movies (to which you could count his previous work I guess). Worst of all is that they aren't very erotic either which should at least be the point of this film but there it falls short. Though she looks gorgeous Malena is not a great actress. Well nobody in this film is. But they're better at other things lucky for them. Overall I found the story pretty boring, slow moving and poorly written as is the dialogue btw. Some credit to the DP who did a fairly good job with the lighting and such but it doesn't matter. This film is hardly worth watching because it is neither a good plot based film nor a good erotic film. Skip it!

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