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3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (2011)

3D Yuk po tuen: Gik lok bo gam (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 14 April 2011 (Hong Kong)
As a conceited scholar of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Yangsheng believes that since life is short, one should pursue the ultimate sexual pleasure as time allows.

Director:

Christopher Sun

Writers:

Stephen Shiu (screenplay), Mark Wu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Hiro Hayama ... Wei Yangsheng
Leni Lan Crazybarby Leni Lan Crazybarby ... Tie Yuxiang (as Leni Lan)
Miyavi Matsunoi ... Ruizhu (as Saori Hara)
Vienna Lyn Vienna Lyn ... Rhuizue (voice)
Yukiko Suô ... Dongmei (as Suou Yukiko)
Vonnie Lui ... The Elder of Bliss
Tony Ho ... Prince of Ning
Kirt Kishita Kirt Kishita ... Quan Laoshi
Jason Yiu Jason Yiu ... Shangguan Shen
Calina Chan Calina Chan ... Maid Xian Lan (as Carina Chen)
Yat-Fung Chan Yat-Fung Chan ... Jau Dung
Justin Cheung Justin Cheung ... Mr. Lam
Mark Wu Mark Wu ... Tiancan
Kai-Man Tin ... Dique (as Tenky Tai Man Tin)
Shu-Tong Wong ... Monk Budai
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As a conceited scholar of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Yangsheng believes that since life is short, one should pursue the ultimate sexual pleasure as time allows. Wei Yangsheng encounters Tie Fei the Taoist priest's daughter, Tie Yuxiang, on an occasion. With the former's talent and the latter's beauty, they fall in love at first sight, and Wei Yangsheng is later married into the Tie's family. Yuxiang is elegant and courteous under the influence of her father's faith, though her lack of passion cannot fully satisfy Wei Yangsheng's sexual needs. His disappointment is no less than his affection for her. Written by Mark Wu

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Eyes wide shut.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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The film claimed to be the first erotic 3D film on its trailer, although The Stewardesses (1969) predated it by 42 years. See more »

Alternate Versions

According to Director Christopher Sun, the Hong Kong censorship board demanded cuts to the following scenes. The scene where Prince of Ning kills his concubine was longer. The censorship board thought it was too long. In the orgy scene, Wei Yangsheng, gets tired, and squeezes a woman's breast for some milk. The shots of breast milk on his body were removed. See more »


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Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
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Written by Tomoyasu Hotei
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The World's First 3D Sex Film, indeed...
17 April 2011 | by sccovertonSee all my reviews

A 3D sex movie, especially one produced in Hong Kong and especially one with a pedigree such as the Sex and Zen movies from the 1990s, should be a lot of fairly harmless fun. There should be plenty of double entendres (and single entendres!), plenty of bosoms heaving out across the audience, and a plot that is as uncomplicated as the sexual positions are complicated.

For the most part, '3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy' is that film. Extremely handsome boy meets extremely beautiful girl. They make a lot of love, but something's not right. So, the handsome boy goes off to consult various masters in hopes of improving things. That's the first half of the film. Rather unfortunately, the second half turns to violence, sadism, rape and torture, and where five minutes ago one was chuckling about the protagonist declaring "I must make love to ten women at the same time", suddenly one is faced with genital mutilation, followed by rape, then more genital mutilation, followed by... Well, you get the idea with that one.

I suppose a film has to go in a direction, and a sex film especially, once the thrill of seeing the actors and actresses naked has waned somewhat. It can become increasingly absurd and nihilistic, like many Russ Meyer films; change tack and take in another exploitation genre (such as, ummm, 'Zombie Strippers'?); or go for a message, which more often than not is 'actually, this much sex isn't that good for you' (take 'Austin Powers', if you will). 3D Sex & Zen goes somewhere between all three, and despite being about 20 minutes too long, somehow fails to deliver satisfactorily on any count.

The message that it does have is sweet, however, and understandable to people of all nations. And there's something charming about the fact that in Hong Kong, 3D Sex & Zen made more than Avatar on its opening day. Overall, it's worth a watch, perhaps more for what it is than what it says.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 April 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$903, 14 August 2011

Gross USA:

$153,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,308,238
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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