Late Night Lunacy: Underwater Love

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Underwater Love (2011) Movie Image

A Japanese soft core porn musical involving a woman and a sea creature? Why not? Surprisingly, director Shinji Imaoka’s “Underwater Love” has received quite a bit of praise, as you’ll see in the embedded trailer. It looks insane, especially when you get to the girl-on-sea creature parts. Creepy or erotic? I guess that depends on you, buddy.

A plot synopsis? I’ve got one of those:

Asuka, a woman in her thirties, works in a lakeside fish factory. She’s about to be married to her boss, Taki. One day, she encounters a Kappa – a water sprite found in Japanese folklore – and learns that the creature is in fact the reborn form of Aoki, an old crush who drowned to death when they were 17. What ensues is a wacky spectacle of love, music and sex.

Region 2 owners can pick up the DVD on November 21st, 2011. Not sure when the US will get a crack at it. In the meantime, curious parties should investigate the clip below. It’s worth noting, however, that this thing isn’t safe for work.

Source: Far East Films

Underwater Love (2011) Movie Poster

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • movieman

    Well such a different topic, definitely not my favourite but it still is worth watching as it is original in may ways unlike American movies which are nothing but poor adaptations of the Asian counterparts.