Gate of Flesh
Gate of Flesh (1964)

Gate of Flesh is one of the earliest examples of the sado-masochistic soft-core sex films called pinku eiga that would grow by the 1970s into one of Japan's largest, and domestically most popular, genres. Seijun Suzuki directed this… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 11, 1964
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Fernando F. Croce

Softcore porn exploitation continually spiked by Suzuki's political vehemence and bottomless bag of visual slaps

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Christopher Null

shocking and disturbing, and one can only imagine how 1960s audiences reacted to it

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An eye-poppingly colorful story of the feral, backstabbing existence that cropped up just after World War II in Japan.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Visually more engaging than is the lurid pulp story.

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Cameron Sherwell
Heralded as one of the first in a strain of sadomasochistic films to come from Japan, 'Gate of Flesh' (1964) is renowned director Seijun Suzuki's… More
John Ballantine
Awesome and yards ahead of it's time, Gate of Flesh lets all the ugliness of the post war period in Japan come to bare. Desperation leads to violence, sex… More
danny d
"are we eating to sell our bodies or are we selling our bodies to eat? - and either way, what are we living for?" this quote from one of the lead… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Gate of Flesh" is set in Tokyo just after the end of World War II. Sen(Satoko Kasai) recruits the starving 18-year old… More