Cause, you know, you can only live on so many old Skinemax reruns before it gets old. Plus, this one’s in 3D! That’s, like, new. Or something. In any case, don’t expect “3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” to be all that erotic, since from the looks of the trailer, it seems to be all about CG objects flying superfluously at the audience. That, and the fact that the Chinese are impossibly bad at putting erotica on cinema. Really, sex in a Chinese movie usually looks like two people having a stroke.
According to THR, though, the people behind “3D Sex and Zen” is going to give the good ol USA a shot. To that end, China Lion Film Distribution is gearing up for a U.S. date, though no release date has been set. The film’s current big selling point? Besides, you know, the simulated sex and 3D stuff? It opened to $351,000 million in Hong Kong theaters, more than James Cameron’s “Avatar”.
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.
Despite being a Chinese movie, the film actually stars a couple of Japanese actresses in Saori Hara and Yukiko Suô. Vonnie Lui, Leni Lan, Irene Chen, Tony Ho, and Wah Chiu Ho hold down the fort for the home crowd.
Directed by Christopher Sun Lap Key.