Marquis De Sade's Prosperities Of Vice On DVD!

Marquis De Sade’s Prosperities Of Vice ( is another rare loony gem from a great DVD line that keeps unearthing weird cinema from around the globe. This 1988 film by director Akio Jissoji is about a wealthy and depraved count in 1920s Japan who organizes a play based on the writings of the Marquis De Sade using all sorts of criminals to play the roles and entertain the aristocrat’s like-minded friends. But things get out of hand. This was one of the Roman Porno line of erotic films that rose to popularity in the 1980s but it is visually stunning and bizarre as hell. It reminded me heavily of Marat/Sade where the theatrical play and mad reality start to bleed together. But the look and feel of the film is strikingly strange.

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