movie 'Sex and Zen 3D' - Extreme Ecstasy
3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy é um comédia erótica de 2011 produzido em 3-D. É baseado na clássico chinês O Tapete de Oração Carnal e remonta a história de um homem frustado que foi apresentado a um duque e todas as suas aventuras sexuais. Este filme foi a primeira produção pornô em 3-D para o cinema.
Sua produção foi orçada em US$ 3,2 milhões e bateu recordes de bilheteria em Hong Kong. Apenas em seu primeiro dia de exibição rendeu R$ 564 mil
3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy is a 2011 Hong Kong 3-D erotic costume drama film released in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand on 14 April 2011. It is a new installment of the Sex and Zen series, but more dark and dramatic as well as occasionally paying homage to the humor of the film series. It is considered to be the world's first 3D porn movie shown in international cinemas.
3D Sex and Zen is essentially an adaptation of the classical novel The Carnal Prayer Mat depicting the sexual exploits of a young Ming Dynasty scholar named Wei Yangsheng. It is produced by Stephen Shiu, the executive producer of its predecessor film Sex and Zen. The film was falsely promoted as "Hong Kong's first IMAX 3-D erotic film". The film was actually rejected by IMAX due to the subject matter and content. Its cast includes Japanese AV idols. Laughing aloud, producer Stephen Shiu Yeuk-Yuen described the experience of watching this film onscreen: "It is just like [being a] voyeur near someone's bed.
The film is a Category III film as per Hong Kong rating and Stephen Shiu told that screening was likely to be blocked in Mainland China, a key market for Hong Kong filmmakers. Nevertheless, producers further announced that 3D Sex and Zen will be released in various versions in order to bypass censorship laws in some jurisdictions and allow wider distribution.
In Australia and New Zealand, the film was screened by Hoyts.
3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy mostly received negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 22% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 23 reviews.
Simon Foster of SBS Australia suggested the film loses steam along the way. He believes the thrill of the movie dissipates as the narrative turns nasty at the final 40 minutes, caused by those multi-dimensional rape and dismemberment scenes. Daniel Rutledge of TV3 (New Zealand) sees that the movie "carries noble messages of love being more important than lust and true love not requiring sex at all, but those messages are muted by the shock of wanting a bit of naughty fun and instead getting something really quite nasty." Elizabeth Kerr of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Given Extreme Ecstasy's ultimate message that "All you need is love" and the vindication of the value of emotional connection in intercourse, the road the filmmakers take to get there is perplexing to say the least."
However, Zoe Li of CNNGo gave the film a positive review. "I walked out of the first private screening of the softcore 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy never wanting to have sex again, not because the sex scenes were gross... but because its message of 'true love doesn't need sex' was so convincing", she states. On Simon Miraudo's blog, Simon suggested that the movie herald a new age in cinema.