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Sheldon Warnock
02-09-2011, 12:41 PM
http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_mb01.jpg

Above is a sales poster for Shion Sono (http://www.sonosion.com/)'s Guilty of Romance (Koi no tsumi). Linked to below is a set of four stills from the movie.

The screenplay for Guilty of Romance was written by Sono. The movie stars (listed order corresponds to order on official website) Miki Mizuno (http://www.mikimizuno.com/), Makoto Togashi (http://www.tomproject.com/talent/togashi.html), Megumi Kagurazaka (http://www.kagurazaka-megumi.com/), Kazuya Kojima (http://www.p-jinriki.com/pc/talent/unjash/) (first listing), Satoshi Nikaido (http://www.ag-tact.com/man/satoshinikaido), RyŻju Kobayashi (http://www.dongyu.co.jp/profile/RyujuKobayashi/), Shingo Gotsuji (http://www.gotsuji.com/), Motoki Fukami (http://www.breathinc.com/artist/m_motoki-fukami.html), Chika Uchida (http://www.y-motors.net/actor/uchida.html), Marie Machida (http://www.gorch-brothers.jp/profile/machida/) (Machida MarÓ), RyŰ Iwamatsu (http://www.dongyu.co.jp/profile/RyoIwamatsu/), Hisako ‘kata (http://www.edu-pa.net/gendai/kojin/ookata.htm), and Kanji Tsuda (http://www.d6.dion.ne.jp/~kan-ji/).

Here's a description of Guilty of Romance from the production: "The new crime noir from the award-winning director Shion Sono. ∂ Three women are entangled in a mystery... that is the gate to a hellbound love like no other. ∂ Just before the turn of the 21st century, a grisly murder occurred in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya - a love hotel district. A woman was found dead in a derelict apartment in the pouring rain. ∂ This is a dramatic account of three women and their lives, seen through the looking glass of sex, words, madness, death, and family. Bombarding the audience with graphic images and assaulting the emotions with classical music, this is a movie that provokes all your senses."

Nikkatsu Corporation (http://www.nikkatsu.com/) (Nikkatsu K.K.) plans to release Guilty of Romance theatrically in Japan some time later this year.

BTW, roughly forty years ago, ‘kata appeared in Katsu Kanai (http://www1.hinocatv.ne.jp/katsu/)'s The Desert Archipelago (Mujin rettŰ), Good-Bye, and The Kingdom (‘koku).

Guilty of Romance still #01 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still101.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance still #02 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still102.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance still #03 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still103.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance still #04 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still104.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance official website (http://www.koi-tumi.com/)

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YouTube: The Desert Archipelago clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnjqBUha6DY)

The Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow: The Desert Archipelago review (http://jfilmpowwow.blogspot.com/2010/01/review-desert-archipelago.html)

The Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow: The Kingdom review (http://jfilmpowwow.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-kingdom.html)


News source: GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite (http://www.gomorrahy.com/trailer-park/movie-trailers.htm)

Jason Lee
02-09-2011, 05:04 PM
Oh hell YES!!!

Can't wait for this one!

Mikko Koivisto
02-09-2011, 06:00 PM
Not that anyone cares (:p), but it was stated all three female leads will have nude scenes...

oh, and btw, the film's been rated 18 already before it's completed.

Sono and Nishimura, the only two directors whose careers I still bother follow.

Jason Lee
02-09-2011, 06:52 PM
Not that anyone cares (:p), but it was stated all three female leads will have nude scenes...

oh, and btw, the film's been rated 18 already before it's completed.

Sono and Nishimura, the only two directors whose careers I still bother follow.

I CARE about the nude scenes!!!...I CARE A LOT!~!!:D

Also, I agree....out of all the product that comesout of Japan, there are only a few that I regularly make an effort in keeping up with...Sono is at the top of that list...

Randy Thomas G
02-10-2011, 12:47 AM
Sono produces at such a rate it's hard to keep up!

Jason Lee
02-10-2011, 05:12 AM
Sono produces at such a rate it's hard to keep up!

SURE...but at least with him it is QUALITY and QUANTITY!!!

Sheldon Warnock
03-22-2011, 07:56 AM
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"The woman is... carnally indecent."

Distribution rights for Guilty of Romance are being offered for sale by Pictures Dept. Co. Ltd. (http://www.picturesdept.com/) (K.K. Pikuch‚zu Deputo).

BTW, here's something that I wrote last month regarding "Shion Sono" vs. "Sion Sono":

There is more than one system for romanizing Japanese. "Shion Sono" (w/ 'shi') wrote the screenplay for and directed a movie the Japanese title of which is romanized as "Koi no tsumi" (w/ 'tsu'); "Sion Sono" (w/ 'si') wrote the screenplay for and directed a movie the Japanese title of which is romanized as "Koi no tumi" (w/ 'tu'). Note that the URL for the official website for Guilty of Romance is http://www.koi-tumi.com/ (w/ 'tu'); that is consistent with the use of "Sion" (w/ 'si').

Guilty of Romance still #01 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still101.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance still #02 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still102.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance still #03 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still103.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance still #04 (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_still104.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance sales poster (http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_sales101.jpg) (JPEG)

Guilty of Romance official website (http://www.koi-tumi.com/)

Pictures Dept.: Guilty of Romance (http://www.picturesdept.com/sales/gor)

Sheldon Warnock
04-21-2011, 04:53 PM
http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_mb03.jpg

A teaser trailer for Guilty of Romance has been added to YouTube.

YouTube: Guilty of Romance teaser trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sZFpotaoW4)

Guilty of Romance official website (http://www.koi-tumi.com/)

Pictures Dept.: Guilty of Romance (http://www.picturesdept.com/sales/gor)

Al Edwards
05-14-2011, 12:03 AM
http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/05/multiple-versions-of-sonos-guilty-of-romance-in-cannes.php

Sheldon Warnock
05-15-2011, 02:06 AM
http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/koi_no_tsumi_mb04.jpg

Above is a new sales poster for Guilty of Romance; linked to below is an English-subtitled clip from the movie.

Here's a synopsis for Guilty of Romance from international sales agent Films Boutique (http://www.filmsboutique.com/): "Izumi is married to a famous romantic novelist but their life seems just a simple repetition without romance. One day, she decides to follow her desires and accepts to be a naked model that fakes sex in front of the camera. Soon she meets a mentor and starts selling her body to strangers but at home, she is still the wife she is supposed to be. One day a brutally murdered body is found in the love hotels district. The police tries to understand what happened."

Note that the Japanese theatrical version of Guilty of Romance has a running time of 144 minutes (according to Eirin (http://www.eirin.jp/) (Eiga Rinri Iinkai / Film Classification and Rating Committee)), whereas the "international version" of it has a running time of only 112 minutes (according to Films Boutique).

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re0Km9odioo)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance teaser trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sZFpotaoW4)

Guilty of Romance official website (http://www.koi-tumi.com/)

Pictures Dept.: Guilty of Romance (http://www.picturesdept.com/sales/gor)

Films Boutique: Guilty of Romance (http://www.filmsboutique.com/films-details.php?ficheFilm=38)

Sheldon Warnock
05-15-2011, 11:51 PM
Two more English-subtitled clips from Guilty of Romance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1743724/) have been added to YouTube.

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-vWpIGCF18)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjPXGYiMiuM)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re0Km9odioo)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance teaser trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sZFpotaoW4)

Guilty of Romance official website (http://www.koi-tumi.com/)

Pictures Dept.: Guilty of Romance (http://www.picturesdept.com/sales/gor)

Films Boutique: Guilty of Romance (http://www.filmsboutique.com/films-details.php?ficheFilm=38)

Sheldon Warnock
05-19-2011, 03:33 PM
Linked to below are the Variety and The Hollywood Reporter reviews of Guilty of Romance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1743724/).

Variety: Guilty of Romance review (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945263/)

The Hollywood Reporter: Guilty of Romance review (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/guilty-romance-koi-no-tsumi-190222)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-vWpIGCF18)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjPXGYiMiuM)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re0Km9odioo)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance teaser trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sZFpotaoW4)

Guilty of Romance official website (http://www.koi-tumi.com/)

Mikko Koivisto
06-05-2011, 03:21 PM
Exclusive! EUREKA have acquired the UK & Eire rights to the Japanese movie GUILTY OF ROMANCE which was screened at Cannes this year
31 May via web
- http://twitter.com/#!/Steve_Hills

Mikko Koivisto
07-22-2011, 08:48 AM
Exclusive! EUREKA have acquired the UK & Eire rights to the Japanese movie GUILTY OF ROMANCE which was screened at Cannes this year
31 May via web
- http://twitter.com/#!/Steve_Hills

UK Blu-Ray from Eureka 31 Oct 2011. Specs suggest uncut 144 min version
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guilty-Romance-Blu-ray-Megumi-Kagurazaka/dp/B005DE1G42/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311338583&sr=8-1
- via http://twitter.com/#!/yobgol

J Hurtado
07-22-2011, 01:37 PM
What I was told is that the plan is to release the full cut on Blu/DVD but the theatrical run will be the shorter market version.

Sheldon Warnock
08-13-2011, 04:51 PM
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A theatrical trailer for Guilty of Romance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1743724/) has been added to YouTube.

BTW, the official subsite for Sono's Himizu (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1900893/) is online, although at present it's just a home page. That movie is set to have its world premiŤre in competition at this year's Venice Film Festival (http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/), which runs from August 31st to September 10th.

YouTube: Guilty of Romance theatrical trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZGs9jHnaok)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance teaser trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sZFpotaoW4)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-vWpIGCF18)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjPXGYiMiuM)

YouTube: Guilty of Romance English-subtitled clip #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re0Km9odioo)

Guilty of Romance official website (http://www.koi-tumi.com/)

Variety: Guilty of Romance review (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945263/)

The Hollywood Reporter: Guilty of Romance review (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/guilty-romance-koi-no-tsumi-190222)

Screen Daily: Guilty of Romance review (http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/latest-reviews/guilty-of-romance/5028042.article)

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Himizu official subsite (http://himizu.gaga.ne.jp/)


News source: The Gomorrahizer (http://www.gomorrahizer.com/) (source of Shion Sono-related news for over half a decade!)