Sex and Zen 3D 2011 肉蒲團 – Don’t expect 3D boobs here!

Be prepared – the most controversial soft porn is coming to town. After more than 3 months of screening, Sex & Zen 3D (肉蒲團之極樂寶鑑) has finally made its way to Singapore (July 2011)! Yes, I am very surprise it passed our censorship board with no cuts at all! But this 102-min flick will be 27-min shorter than the one screened in Hong Kong. (Be thankful, cos’ you may be spared for the unnecessary 27 minutes of “bloody” parts that may permanently scarred your healthy sexuality-state-of-mind!) A spokesperson for Golden Village Pictures, the film’s distributor in Singapore, said that they decided to bring in the film “just to add variety to what we already have at our cinemas”. I am not so sure about this remark.


Hate it or love it, this is a very successful soft porn. During its first opening weekend in Hong Kong, it was pretty difficult to get tickets to watch the movie. It wasn’t the “dirty old men” crowd – I saw many young people (both girls and boys) in the cinema. Busloads of Chinese tourists crossed the borders to watch this sensational movie. Amazingly, this movie runs continuously for 3 months and raked in more than HK40 million in ticket sales. On record, Sex & Zen 3D broke Avatar’s opening week record. It took in HK2.7 million on its first day!  (Avatar took in HKD2.5 million). Not bad for a Hong Kong production.

You find 2 extreme types of reviews in Hong Kong. Viewers either love it or hate it to the core. For some Hong Kong viewers, this is their “national pride”. Some even called it an “Art Film”. For me? I hate it. No matter how I look at this movie – it is lacking in many areas. It totally wreaked the definition of porn – it is not funny, seductive or even entertaining. In short, I thought it was sick. I still can’t figure out why the director needed the 3D.

The first 5 minutes of the movie is perfect. Beautiful arty opening screen titles, looking very promising. Then, the shocking scene of a man fondling the breasts of Goddess of Mercy statue shook me a little. It was pretty offensive and crude. Poor taste and disrespectful, I thought. The next 120 minutes were too painful or boring to watch. The sex scene wasn’t appealing or sensual. Some of the sex scenes were disgusting and sick! Poor comedy lines and 100% tasteless plots. (My gosh! The son of the original Sex & Zen Classic didn’t understand how to harness the beauty of those Jap AV starlets Saori Hara, Yukiko Suho and Hong Kong’s Vonnie Lu!) Towards the end of the movie, I thought I was watching the bloody SAW 3D.

While there is a good moral behind the story (that true love doesn’t need sex/lust), the movie’s overwhelming 3D and bloody gore scenes destroyed all its basic plot. If this is not marketed as the first 3D porn flick (with its strong cast of Japanese AV girls), it will certainly go down to the drain.

My recommendation – Watch it if you are curious. Don’t expect to get extra “sensory” or “3D boobs” from the 3D effects. If you like blood, chopped sexual organs – this is the show for you. But if you like beautiful woman and sex, don’t go for this. If you are just curious for 3D porn – skip this and surf youporn.com on your new Sony 3D TV for free entertainment. Listen to this Cantonese review below and you will understand why this movie is twisted.

One Response to Sex and Zen 3D 2011 肉蒲團 – Don’t expect 3D boobs here!

  1. Daddy Gaga says:

    Are you sure the video you tag is OK for your mom and son???

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: