Daydream (1964 film)

Daydream , Hakujitsumu? is a 1964 Japanese film. It was the first erotic film to have a big budget and a mainstream release in Japan, and was shown at the Venice Film Festival and given two releases in the United States. Director Tetsuji Takechi remade the film in hardcore versions in 1981 and 1987. Both of these remakes starred actress Kyko Aizome.

Nudity and sex would officially enter the Japanese cinema with the independent, lowbudget pink film genre. Known as eroductions at the time, Pink films made up the bulk of releases in the 1960s. The first true pink film, and the first Japanese movie with nude scenes, was Satoru Kobayashis controversial and popular independent production Flesh Market Nikutai no Ichiba, 1962. Director Seijun Suzukis Gate of Flesh 1964 was the first Japanese mainstream film to contain nudity.Before entering film, Tetsuji Takechi was a theatrical director, especially known for his innovative contributions to kabuki. Always attracted to controversy, when his interests turned to the cinema in 1963, he focused on erotic films. His first film was Women... Oh, Women Nihon No Yoru Onna Onna Onna Monogatari A Night In Japan Woman, Woman, Woman Story, 1963, a sexdocumentary which was later given a U.S. release. Daydream, Takechis second film, was the first bigbudget, mainstream erotic film. Artistically shot by Akira Takeda, who was Nagisa Oshimas cinematographer between 1965 and 1968, the film was produced independently but released by Shochiku studios who gave it a major publicity campaign. ........

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