Once erotic cinema broke the third dimension, a less imaginative person migh''ve feared there was nowhere else for the genre to go. Ha!
"3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy" proudly billed itself as the first 3D erotic film, helping the movie achieve a Hong Kong record $360,000 opening day, and left producers with no choice but to make a sequel.
"4D Sex and Zen: Slayer of a Thousand from the Mysterious East" will entice viewers with the promise of vibrating seats, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We find this to be both hilarious and wildly distasteful.
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But just like 3D, which feels like a revolution, this movement actually a return to the Hollywood of the '50s. Producer-director-huckster William Castle installed vibrating seats in theaters that showed his film "The Tingler," in which the eponymous monster would give you a buzz from the inside.
The Wikipedia entry about this stunt contains one of the great, unsourced throwaway lines: "The buzzers were small surplus vibrators left over from World War II."
The vibrating seat is much less intrusive and dumb than the smell-o-rama of the most recent "Spy Kids" debacle. Though we shudder to think how the home-video version of "4D Sex and Zen" will be packaged.