The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai 

Palm Pictures • $24.99 • 2005

In Japan there exists a genre known as the Pink Film, a particular brand of erotic entertainment first appearing in the 1960s as an outgrowth of Japan’s strong censorship laws. That often feature strong heroines exacting revenge. Glamourous Life was initially a pink film (included here) then repackaged for a wider audience. If your idea of the perfect woman is a button-cute young lady who can provide an intelligible discourse on Chomsky while climaxing, then Sachiko Hanai — the call girl with a bullet-hole in her forehead and at the center of a geopolitical crisis — is the girl for you.  This is a guilty pleasure mitigated by the fact its whacked-out storyline is actually pretty well executed on all levels.


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