on 29 August 2012
Disc one "Alien of darkness" is probably the best of the three films it actually has a story line,which will be familiar to many sci-fi fans. "Mision of darkness" is a rather silly alien tentacle sex orgy story and quite explicit, (This is hentai). the last and worst of the series is "Idol of darkness".
on 31 March 2016
Having had an interest in Anime since 1985, I have been buying Anime no matter what the subject, ever since, when it came to this DVD collection, I probably should have left well alone, not becuase of the content, but on how badly edited out it is. When I first saw this on the shelf at a music and movie store, I didn't realise that it was hentai, but that in of itself, I'm not bothered by, the poor editing, is what annoyed the most about this set of Darkness movies, as it was instantly noticeable, in many cases unwarranted, though we did get a bit more than we would have done, if the set had been released a few years earlier.. that said, it is still bad! The most noticable is in the Idol of Darkness movie, which has almost half of the movie edited away, leaving us a movie with almost nothing happening in it. This is all down to the Obscene Publications Act (OPA), which bans such material to sex shops under the 18R rating, so to get around this and get features out under the 18 certificate, which can be sold in any video store, serious editing has to be undertaken, which does of course, ruin our viewing pleasure!
There is some light at the end of the tunnel, as Silver Star released the Mission of Darkness and Alien of Darkness uncut on DVD, which are region 2 encoded and have the English subtitles, unfortunately, Idol of Darkness has had no such release and this is the only version available, outside of Japan, which is mildly annoying, as for me it was the most intriguing of the 3, with Alien of Darkness coming a close second (no pun intended, seriously, the pun was not intended). So if you really want to watch these two movies uncut, then I would recommend that you search them out, though you sadly may have a hard time in locating them.