Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Not Quite What I Expected

The title was Eternal Love or Love Eternal- I forget which. I understood it was a ghost story.

Samurai meets girl. Girl dies. Girl comes back from the grave. You know, the usual thing.

I was expecting some of that soulful Japanese film poetry- sad-faced maidens and lots of mist and moon.

Well we got that. We also got people taking their clothes off and having sex at ten minute intervals.

1970s ghost-porn

M.R. James was never like this.

Afterwards we read the notes. Love Eternal is just the dummy title for us dummy westerners. The real title is Sex Story of the Peony Lantern.

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