A very interesting account of the goings on in a brothel at the end of the Shogunate period. You can sense that the actors have done this sort of thing before, on the stage. Very entertaining and funny and no salaciousness. I agree with other reviewers that this film should be considered one of best films to come our of Japanese film studios and is a deep insight into the japanese character.
I love watching something different, and you can't beat a good foreign film. This was quite a lengthy film, and like a lot of subtitled films it took a short while to get settled into following the subtitles and seeing the film itself at the same time. In it's own way, it is subtly humourous, and keeps you watching to the end. The quality of the Blu-ray reproduction for such an old film was perfectly good. Would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes to watch something different.
like this movie a lot. there is a reason its in the top 20 japanese movies of all time. its funny and so well done. ! defintly give it a chance if you are in classic movies and/or japanese stuff like ozu/mizoguchi/kurosawa.
Moc has done a great job (as always) with this release. video / audio quality is easy 5 stars and the booklet.. love it !