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Pure {dd}

Released Sep 30th, 2009
Running Time 210 Min.
Director David Aaron Clark
Company Evil Angel
DVD Extras Behind the Scenes, Interviews, Still Gallery(ies)
Cast Jake Malone, Valentino (I), Mr. Marcus, Lana Violet, Jessica Bangkok, Asa Akira, Keni Styles, Destiny (VIII) (Asian)
Critical Rating AAAAA
Genre Feature

Rating

Synopsis

Special Edition 2-Disc Set. The first release in two years from E.A.s premium Prime Evil label is an Asian-oriented feature written and directed by four-time AVN Award winner David Aaron Clark. Pure is a unique, visually stunning dark romance based on the same famous real-life Japanese sex scandal as the controversial 1976 international classic In the Realm of the Senses. The all-Asian female cast is headed by Asa Akira, while British-Thai porn actor Keni Styles makes his American debut. The disc includes behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, background notes, and extensive photo galleries.Featured in the leads of this S/M drama are Japanese-American beauty Asa Akira and brash new British/Thai actor Keni Styles as the star-crossed lovers, Sada and Kichi. Sophisticated, fetish-driven hardcore turns by Jessica Bangkok, Lana Violet, and luscious Chinese submissive Destiny help propel both the plot and the edgy, kink-filled sex scenes. Also featured in a rare turn in front of the camera is Evil Angel director and legendary pervert Jake Malone.Sada Abe is an ex-hooker who takes a job as a phone girl at Realm, a Los Angeles fetish dungeon staffed exclusively by Asian beauties. Head-Mistress Sun (Jessica Bangkok) runs a tight ship, servicing rich and powerful clients such as superstar rapper Cesar (Mr. Marcus). She neglects her husband and partner Kichi, however, which opens the door to an affair between him and Sada that begins at a secret orgy thrown by Realm employee Mistress Sayori (Lana Violet).Sada and Kichi decide to play house together, embarking on a non-stop existence of sex and sensuality, exploring kinks and fetishes that start out simple but become more complex and dangerous as time passes -- Sada develops a fondness for sharp objects, as well as choking her lover during intercourse to increase the impact of her orgasm.As their savings run out and the status quo seeks to reassert itself, Sada goes on an ill-fated trick with an old client, even as Sun tries to bribe her estranged husband into returning to their business. Can the profound bond between the beleaguered lovers survive, or will their kinky fairy-tale romance climax on the darkest note possible?

Reviews

Tackling Nagisa Oshima’s 1976 stunner In the Realm of the Senses seems a natural progression in director David Aaron Clark’s career, as he made his name directing intense dramas featuring almost exclusively Asian women, most notably in the Asia Noir series. Interestingly, this three-hour hardcore saga is less obtuse than the original, and therefore, stunningly, more enjoyable. Pure is a steamy, dark and realistic portrait of sexual obsession gone awry.

The based-on-facts story of an ex-hooker (played to perfection by the stunning Asa Akira) who joins an underground bondage cellar only to fall into a fervid and ominous relationship with the husband of the club’s owner (Keni Styles) lends itself to an explicit interpretation. But here explicit goes for both the sex and the violence.

It’s not for the squeamish, as the sex tends to go to the extreme, as in a nasty and quite outrageous scene where leather-clad Jake Malone dominates a roped and tied Akira, smothers her face with his ass and pounds her pussy in an earnest fashion. More erotic but equally unique is a three-way lesbian/bondage sequence with Jessica Bangkok, Destiny and Lana Violet that tends to shock as well as arouse.

But the sex scenes between Akira and Styles, intercut throughout the production, are beautifully shot, erotic, sweaty and rather sweet ... for a while. Then they get darker, and from the time Akira first puts a knife next to Styles’ cock while jerking him off, the viewer feels that something catastrophic is impending.

All of the acting is first-rate, with Akira and the previously little-known, Thai-born Brit Styles giving lead performances sure to land them acting nominations in the 2010 AVN awards. Notable also are tight, precise performances by Jake Malone, Jessica Bangkok and Mr. Marcus, who help make the spectacular screenplay come to life.

Everything about this production screams first-rate, from the dazzling musical score to easy-on-the-eyes videography. Even the extras are first-rate, as interviews with Clark, Akira and Styles are quite revealing, and the behind the scenes section actually includes some bonus sex that supposedly erupted on the set.

David Aaron Clark has created his own masterpiece here, as Pure becomes this year’s thinking man’s porn feature. It won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but for the collector or connoisseur of a slowly dying art—the adult epic—this two-disc opus is a must-see title.



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