Category Archives: 1989

The Enchantment

“The Enchantment” is a richly romantic melodrama that would seem to suggest that schizophrenia is the common cold of contemporary Tokyo. “The Enchantment” is a hip, dark fairy tale for movie Freudians, about a passion so all-consuming that it has the power to transform reality for the object of that passion.

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Muscle

 

Ryuzaki, an editor of Muscle Magazine, which features photographs of men with sculpted bodies, becomes involved with a man named Kitami; their affair soon becomes dominated by sadomasochistic games, with a horrid result. Jump ahead one year, Ryuzaki is released from jail and goes in search of Kitami, perhaps to make amends.

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