Flower and Snake (1974)
aka Hana to Hebi
Genre: Pinku | Drama | Thriller | Erotic
Country: Japan | Director: Masaru Konuma
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 73mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×780 – 29.970fps – 2.75gb

Naomi Tani plays the role of Shizuka, the aristocratic wife of the president of a large company. When she wants to divorce her domineering husband, he orders his employee Yoshi, the son of an adult toy store owner, to train his wife to become sexually submissive. Yoshi has been rendered impotent due to a childhood trauma resulting from his killing a black American soldier who had been having sexual relations with his mother. During the course of his training of the masochist Shizuka, Yoshi recovers from his affliction.

One of the more gruelling scenes involving an extensive forced enema, the sequence is ultimately played for laughs! But then the first bondage rape scene ends up being played as romantic, so be prepared for anything and never imagine you will be able to anticipate a good Japanese film maker. Devastating and philosophical, horrifying and whimsical by turns, this outrageous and stupendous piece of film making ultimately presents us with the most controversial of images as the bound slave visibly controls her ‘masters’ and as the film closes on a freeze frame as cynical as any Bunuel, she recruits another.


Flower and Snake (1974)