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|Flower and Snake II|
Actor: Mieko Arai
Director: Takashi Ishii
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
The beautiful Shizuko (Aya Sugimoto) and her husband Tooyama Takayoshi (Jo Shishido) have a loving relationship, But Takayoshi is getting older and isn't always able to perform. His primary source of gratification involves... more »
Aya Sugimoto rocks, Tiltilating as the first...
Woopak | Where Dark Asian Knights Dwell | 01/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the first FLOWER AND SNAKE a week ago, and I was impressed with the lengths Aya Sugimoto, a popular pop star/model would go to make this film. I felt that I had to see the sequel, FLOWER & SNAKE 2:PARIS. I bought the dvd and saw it last night, for me, this film has a better story.
The story revolves around Shizuko(Aya Sugimoto) and her husband, Toyama Takayoshi(Jo Shishido)who is twice her age. Her husband oftentimes cannot perform in bed, thus, develops an insecurity. He seems to get his gratification in watching Shizuko in erotic pictures/situations, and believes that since he cannot provide her sexual needs, he'd rather watch her have sex with different partners, both in bondage pictures and actual situations.
The twists and turns begin when a painter gets involved in their lives. The beautiful Shizuko soon finds herself a willing participant in fulfilling not just her husband's fantasies but a slew of rich men.
Aya Sugimoto is still stunning, she's in her late 30's but still manages to keep her nice slim figure. She is quite an actress to be able to pull off this role. I liked the Deleted/making of scenes, it shows her being shocked at times with herself in the long sex scene in the film. The deleted/making of features are very good. Aya Sugimoto shows she is tough.
This film is superior to the first film in plot, but the first one pushes your buttons more. This sequel is much more about love, mixed up with wierd desire. A good film by Takashi Ishii.
The dvd from Tokyo shock is pretty good. The film I believe was intentionally shot to look a bit grainy and murky, to give the audience a certain feel of a painting. The deleted scenes were shot in regular camera and didn't appear murky.
Recommended, this is not just a film about S & M, it is very sexy and has heart.
The Master | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 04/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Flower and Snake II This is a might have been Masterpiece; The SM scenes are well executed; The eroticism very high. But the problem with this movie is that no [...] are visible; The pubic region is meticulously censored with no slip-ups; The Bondage scenes are erotic, female masturbation excellent; Brother and sister romantic sex highly erotic. To like this movie one must like Aya Sugimoto the lead masochistic Actress; She gives it her all and is a masochistic Actress on set for a strict Director too. The other problem is the SM scenes are communal rather than one-on-one. This would rate highest if they had shown the spread [...] or closer pubic region, alas."