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Pleasure or Pain (2013)

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.

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Zalman King

Writer:

Zalman King
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Cast

Credited cast:
Malena Morgan Malena Morgan ... Victoria
Christos Vasilopoulos ... Jack (as Christos G. Vass)
Kayla Jane 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 Bryce Bonn ... Waiter at Hotel
Jason Brye Jason Brye ... Man in Club
Carina Crash Carina Crash ... Woman on Stage
Stephanie Danielson Stephanie Danielson ... Trish
Ela Darling Ela Darling ... Attendant
John Dawson John Dawson ... Man in Club
Tom Demar ... Man in Club (as Tom DeMar)
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Storyline

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.

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Taglines:

How Far Would You Go ... As Far As You Dare

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Todos Os Tons Do Prazer See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Woman on Stage" AKA the female "submissive" in the nightclub scene, Carina Crash, is actually the exact opposite! She is a real life professional dominatrix. See more »

Quotes

Victoria: Pleasure or pain?
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Crazy Credits

The last feature directed by Zalman King, this film contains, after the main credits, an acknowledgement with the director's picture and dates of birth and death. See more »

Connections

References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Great Big Lust
by Toledo Diamond
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Kamikaze Love - Sexart series boiled down into short softcore film
2 May 2017 | by jiffyjeffjohnsonSee all my reviews

So I did some research and it seems Pleasure or Pain is an edited down version of the 26 episode series that are basically around 10 minute each vignettes of the same "movie" narrated by and starring Malena Morgan.

After watching as many as I could find on free sites, I did notice quite a few scenes that Pleasure or Pain did not include. Not that you're going to notice a huge difference, or see many more crotch shots, but there are some.

It's a shame such a talented director wouldn't try to take softcore films of the past, such as those starring Catalina Larranga in House of Love, Voyeur Confessions, Word of Mouth, etc. by Indigo Entertainment (others by Universal/Playboy, etc.) to the next level by adding an extra level of X-rated-ness vs. tease. But here again, you get quality porn actresses forced to only briefly flash some goods, vs showing/performing actual sex acts. I'm not saying go porn gross, but this movie would have been great had it just taken it up a notch, and not left the viewer wanting more.

Also, I'm assuming it was made as a full movie, Kamikaze Love, and then broken down into vignettes to post to the site SexArt (not sure if an exclusive) in 10 minute increments. But calling it Series 1?? Was there a Series 2? Considering the director is dead, doubtful. They do use episode 1-26 on that site. Better if they just left Kamikaze Love as a full movie, and allowed the actors to do what they do best. Ever watch a porn movie made for late night TV? It's like that. Not as bad as using a different camera to only capture above the waist shots, but nearly.

I implore these directors in the future, please make this type of movie again, but with a bit more storyline as the movies mentioned above, and give us softcore PORN like the old days, only better. I'm sure budgets are an issue for most and that's why we get half-assed attempts, but I for one would pay a premium to see House of Love Rated X anyday over a watered down, badly acted movie-vignette of tease.


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