Flower and Snake 2 – Sketch of Hell (1985)
aka Hana to hebi: jigoku-hen
Country: Japan | Director: Shôgorô Nishimura
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (idx/sub files)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 69mn
Dvdrip H264 Avi – 704×384 – 23.976fps – 744mb
Here is the first sequel to Nikkatsu Studio’s 1974 hit FLOWER AND SNAKE; Shogoro Nishimura directs this adaptation of erotica author Dan Oniroku’s novel. Kaori Aso lives in the wealthy family. She cheated her stepmother that she has been kidnapped by somebody. Unfortunately, Aso’s accomplice really kidnapped Aso and her stepmother and forced them to play SM games. Aso’s driver tried to rescue them, however…
Again a big enema scene is at the centre of this telling of the tale and whilst it is a bit wince inducing, it does not quite have the nasty edge of the original. Beautifully, colourfully and gleefully shot, this is an amazingly focused tale of capture, bondage but more especially humiliation. Much is made of the two naked female protagonists being mother and step-daughter and despite the explicit close-ups of the proceedings, there is always room to show the men and women enjoying the ‘spectacle’. The serious tone is set at the start and apart from a pause for a disco dance in the midst of all the rape and torture and the eye popping and completely OTT ending, things remain on that level throughout. Amazing and it is only regrettable that the English language does not seem to have words to describe just how amazing Japanese cinema can be.