Friday, June 6, 2014

Office Love: Behind Closed Doors (DVD Review) - Impulse Pictures

Directed By: Yasuro Uegaki
Written By: Toshimichi Saeki
Starring: Akasaka Rei, Jogenji Kurumi, Kusami Junpei
Color/71 Minutes/Not Rated
Region 1
Release Date: June 3, 2014

The Film
Reiko works as a call girl for a large travel company. She brings men back to a special apartment to entertain them and help customer relations, if you will. Her simple world involving her job and her child as a single parent is about to have a fork thrown in it as a former lover runs into her in a restaurant and old feelings come to surface. The possible love story is surrounded by several sex scenes, ending with a smirk from Reiko.

OFFICE LOVE is thin on story, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most skillfully produced films released in this line of DVDs to date. Director Yasuro Uegaki works his cast and crew in a way that makes this film look like a million bucks. The way the camera follows Reiko and the scenes surrounding her really show Uegaki's ability to create a story where otherwise we'd be lost. From the opening love scene, to Reiko's reunion to the tangled mass of body parts in the closing threesome OFFICE LOVE is one of the heavier dramas in the Nikkatsu Collection.

The Audio & Video
Another attractive looking release from Impulse Pictures! The anamorphic widescreen print is clean, free of any debris. The Japanese 2.0 track features newly translated English subtitles. The track itself sounds great, stable and full bodied without distracting background noise. The subs are translated nicely and timed perfectly.

The Extras
-Original theatrical trailer
-Liner notes from Jasper Sharp

The Bottom Line
These Pinku films from Nikkatsu continue to get their just due with quality releases from Impulse/Synapse. You're not going to leave this one out of your collection are you? No, I didn't think so. 


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