Forbidden Ecstasy

Satoshi Kobayashi (director), Ako Nakagawa, Rina Takase


Edition : First / Tokyo / Privately Printed / 1972 / Softcover. / VG+
4to, Unpaginated (ca 60pp). Brown paper in brown wraps with Black and White Photographs attached with occasional hand annotations. With 3 contact sheets and approximately 103 photographs.

Fascinating one off scrap book produced by the director for the pink movie ‘Forbidden Ecstasy’, released by ‘Million films’ in 1972. Kobayashi studied Butoh in his earlier years, and was later referred to as the Akira Kurosawa of porn. The aesthetic is very composed and subtle, more implicit in it’s sexuality, and with discreet power play and bondage undertones.

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