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XX: Beautiful Prey (1996)

XX: Utsukushiki emono (original title)
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A policewoman becomes entangled in Japan's S&M underground, while investigating a gruesome murder.

Director:

Toshiharu Ikeda

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Kip Kaplan (script adaptation), Tamiya Takebashi | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Kei Marimura Kei Marimura ... Yu
Makiko Watanabe ... Noriko
Ren Osugi ... Tagari (as Ren Ôsugi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Bagnall ... Tagami (voice)
Jessica Calvello ... Noriko (voice)
Kip Kaplan ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Barry Banner)
Prairie Sabino Prairie Sabino ... Nurse (voice) (as Prairie Silva Sabino)
Ami Shukla Ami Shukla ... Yu (voice) (as Marcia May)
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A policewoman becomes entangled in Japan's S&M underground, while investigating a gruesome murder.

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Japanese

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Lush and rather kinky
15 April 2012 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

Cult Japanese director Ikeda's take on the Basic Instinct premise: a cop investigating a seductive woman is drawn into a dark world of sexual role playing.

Most wannabe erotic thrillers fail to be much of either, but Ikeda manages through excellent use of his angular glass and steel sets to create a cinematic landscape of voyeurism and entrapment. Characters are either watching each other through glass like zoo animals or seeing themselves in mirrors wondering how others see them. Mirrors become symbolic of public opinion and especially censure, and the geometric boxes people live in become cages to entrap their individuality without protecting them from dangers without or within themselves. Very watchable.


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