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Shocking Asia (1981)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | 2 March 1984 (USA)
A documentary about asia's shocking cultures.

Director:

Rolf Olsen (as Emerson Fox)

Writers:

Rolf Olsen (as Emerson Fox), Ingeborg Steinbach (script)
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This mondo film depicts graphic scenes from the Asian continent. We witness a mass piercing in India and cremated remains of human bodies dumped into the Ganges river in clear sight of bathers. The camera then shows Japanese sex clubs which reenact bizarre sexual rituals and S&M fantasies. There is also a very graphic sex change operation in Singapore. There is also midget and female wrestling featured to round out the fun. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Country:

Hong Kong | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aasian salaisuudet See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Alternate Versions

To receive an 18 certificate the 1986 UK video suffered 13 mins of cuts by the BBFC. These included heavy edits to the sex change operation sequence, as well as cuts to women being whipped and covered in candle wax during the Tokyo S & M show and a turtle being clubbed to death by poachers. See more »

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Far East Mondo
15 March 2007 | by Thorsten_BSee all my reviews

With a title like this, this film obviously deserves honorable mention whenever exploitation movies and the likes are discussed. However, if you leave the so-called "educational" intention aside, this German production has some merits to offer. True, it does not deliver insights into the reality of societies in the Far East. On the other hand, most of the scenes shown are actual footage (not all though: some are obviously staged, which of course does not change the fact that what is done in these scenes is real nonetheless). So, if you want to have a collection of strange, absurd, disturbing pictures, bound together by hardly any other point than the strangeness, absurdness and disturbingness of it all, don't hesitate to take a look. It's a film worth having as a document of the Mondo film "movement", for its sheer rarity and for the sake of adding another of those 70s obscurities to your collection. Viewed with this in mind, "Asia", even with its harsh and sometimes really unpleasant images, can be – fun.


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