Kama Sutra – The Secrets To The Art Of Love [3-D]
C+ (3-D)/C (2-D) Sound: C+ Extras: C Main Program: C+
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.
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.
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.
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
- Nicholas Sheffo