30th Oct2015

Pink Eiga launches VOD service in the US

by Phil Wheat

Pink Eiga, the L.A. based distributor of Japanese Pink Films, has launched pinkeiga.tv as the go-to online destination for all of the company’s titles. Japanese Pink Films are short-form, story-based erotica high in production values, creativity and artistry that’s a significant feature of Japanese pop culture but virtually unheard of outside the country.

Independently produced, shot on 35mm film and edited using traditional flatbeds, Pink Eiga (Pink Films) run the genre gamut including comedies, romantic dramas, ‘midnight movies’ and horror films. The immense popularity of Pink Eiga in Japan is often due to its strange, extreme, and outrageous storylines. The films consistently push the boundaries of cultural commentary, giving unique insight into Japanese subculture and its stimulating proclivities.

Says Nadav Rechov, President of Pink Eiga Inc:

The primary difference from contemporary adult movies boils down to this: Pink Eiga are short form narrative features that feature sexual situations. However, all sex depicted in the films is entirely simulated – there is no frontal genitalia – and is typically in service to the larger narrative.

Pink Eiga films have helped launch the careers of a number of critically-acclaimed filmmakers who were able to hone their skills in this independent and creative genre, including Masayuki Suo (Shall We Dance), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure) and Academy Award winner Yojiro Takita (Departures).

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