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Kama Sutra The Secrets To The Art Of Love [3-D]


Picture: C+ (3-D)/C (2-D) Sound: C+ Extras: C Main Program: C+



When explicit sex films of the 1970s were at their peak, a few actually decided to revive 3-D filmmaking (as it were) and offered actual stereoscopic features with the usual hardcore action. People are uncomfortable enough or at least ready to laugh at the idea to begin with, but the idea that any of it would be in 3-D sounds like a gimmick on top of a gimmick. In the decades since home video overtook the XXX sex industry in theaters, followed recently by Internet equivalents, no 3-D boom picked up. However, a few unusual 3-D projects have surfaced here and there, with Kama Sutra The Secrets To The Art Of Love offers regular and 3-D versions with mixed results.


None of the sex shows anything one would deem hardcore, so that kills any expectations one might have of said expectations, though for a DVD that is encouraging such interaction to censure itself is odd. If we give it credit for taking what it deems a classy route, I still think this could have been more convincing than it is, not even always as suggestive as text equivalents in drawings or actual photographs. The models are not bad, but come across slightly as mannequins despite ambitious demonstrations.


The descriptive narration is a highlight that makes this more effective, though it is an option among several soundtracks. Some may just want music-only, while Spanish is also available. It is not bad for 75 minutes, but misses the mark in impact and maybe should and could have gone on longer, especially considering all the room on this disc. The 3-D works a little better, but is far from the best awe have seen and shooting on video does not seem to help.


The 1.33 X 1 image in 2-D is still inferior, both in color, though the 3-D looses some of this. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is not bad, but has no real surrounds. The only extra is an awkward making of featurette that is interesting, though a stills section might have been particularly ideal here. With little competition on the market for this niche product, the interested will find reasons to explore the 50 positions featured.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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