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3D Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
A massive hit in Hong Kong – where they’re obviously starved for 3D Chinese-language softcore – this glitzy update on 1991’s costumed Category III (Hong Kong’s adults-only rating) cult item ‘Sex and Zen’ arrives to tantalise the curious. As in the original, a vaguely moralistic framework surrounds an episodic assemblage of titillation, as Ming Dynasty scholar Wei Yangsheng (Hiro Hayama) ventures forth on a sensual odyssey all the better to please his new young wife. Erotic connoisseur the Prince of Ning (Tony Ho, a serious ham) and his Pavilion of Ultimate Bliss present a distinct learning curve, but not before a transplant on Wei’s unimpressive equipment provides a madcap comedy set-piece that’s the most fun in the entire movie. Elsewhere there’s much simulated bump ’n’ grind, plus swishing swords and silk-wrapped appendages thrust towards our 3D glasses, intermittently jolly for a while, but storytelling deficiencies ensure a draggy second half. Two minutes 48 seconds of cuts by the BBFC have taken the edge off some unnecessary sadism, but the brush-written credits remain the highlight.
Written by Trevor Johnston

Release Details

  • Rated:18
  • Release date:Friday 2 September 2011
  • Duration:110 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Christopher Sun
  • Cast:
    • Saori Hara
    • Leni Lan
    • Vonnie Lui
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