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Sion Sono keeps coming so close to making a great film.,
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This review is from: Guilty of Romance (2011) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Uneven acting and pacing, along with occasionally laughable dialogue sadly bring down Sion Sono's twisted sexual liberation picture. Over the top violence and sex, and questionable moral ideas are to be expected from this director, and GoR does not fail you there. I would still almost give this 4, I do like it, but to maintain consistency with my other ratings I can't. It is at times poignant, hilarious, and shocking in spades. The surface story mostly delivers, and this is certainly an interesting sexual thriller. However, it fails at times when it tries to make important societal observations and finds out it has nothing to say.
The Blu-Ray presentation here is also okay. The picture and sound is slightly better, but they have not done much to improve either. I have a good system and was not wowed by the upgrade from DVD, so I can't suggest you do if you already have it. If not, I would recommend this for Sono fans or those with an interest in the extreme end of Japanese cinema.