Directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Ruthless dominatrixes pursue a mild-mannered salesman who wants to get out of his unbreakable contract with a secret bondage club.
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★★★½ review by Naughty aka Juli Norwood on Letterboxd
It's quirky, kinky and unlike anything you have ever seen before! Some cross themselves, praying they never see anything like it ever again while others speak in tongues, writhing in cinephile ecstasy and can't seem to get enough of it! No need wondering which group I fall into just check out my nick it's pretty self explanatory! ;-)
Hitoshi Matsumoto takes a satirical swing at the motion picture rating system and draws first blood! The running gag throughout the film involves the movie title which refers to the director's self imposed movie rating of R100 (No one under 100 years of age)!
Between the Ninja Bondage Babes kicking or humiliating Katayama's ass, Queen of Gobbling gobbling up the darnedest things, Katayama's distorted orgasmic puss encircled with rippling rings, Hamburger Hill-esque scene with Bondage Babes bouncing and blowing up right and left I was totally awestruck and dumbfounded and rightfully so!
★★★★★ review by Greg Dinskisk on Letterboxd
Simply put, the best film I've ever seen. It destroys the medium and reconstructs it, just like Jesus did with it back in 1894. Tackles the relevant issue of S&M ninjas in a fresh, funny, darkly satiric way. Also, the human condition is commented upon via talking about earthquakes.
Machete, move aside. There's a new king on the throne.
★★★★½ review by Laurie on Letterboxd
- R100 is a glorious ode to and celebration of sexual perversion. Hilarious, strangely charming and utterly insane, getting kicked in the face has never looked so satisfying.
- After the ultra weirdness of Big Man Japan, Symbol and now this Hitoshi Matsumoto clearly leads the field as outré auteur par excellence.
- Fetishistic satiation causes ripples upon the very surface of the film image. What's not to love?
- As illustrated in R100, no matter how much I rave about it now, I know that I'll never truly understand this film until I am at least 100 years old.
★★★★★ review by intramuros on Letterboxd
Hitoshi Matsumoto SUMO CREADOR.
Qué manera la de este señor de entregar películas simple y llanamente IMPENSABLES para cualquier otro de los que caminamos sobre la faz de la Tierra!!
★★★½ review by Thomas Ringdal on Letterboxd
A very funny, surreal and ultimately bizarre way to treat BDSM and grief.
A man in his late 30s/early 40s living alone with his young son while his wife is in a coma, resorts to joining a secretive bondage club called just that "Bondage", in an effort to experience more than just mundanity and hollowness. He signs a year-long contract in which he agrees to subject himself to random "attacks" from their stable of dominatrixes (spelling?) where he is forbidden to fend them off.
A wrap-around story of film execs discussing the viability of said film adds to the surreal elements within the former story.
Every "punishment" reaches a new level in his realm of senses and each time he is rendered in an exalted state of extacy, visually presented through a jolted smile.
In the film's third act, he accidently aggravates the club's leaders and the story unfortunately takes a sillier turn than need be, with poor CGI etc, in turn lessening the overall experience, but the film still lands on the plus side.
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