August 6th, 2005 | researchmaterial
Japan’s Eirin, the name commonly used for the Administration Commission of Motion Picture Code of Ethics, has traditionally taken a hard line against the display of reproductive organs on celluloid, requiring moviemakers to blot them out of view by using a digital mosaic.
Renowned director Nagisa Oshima, who was at the helm for “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,” was involved in a decades long battle with Eirin over the depiction of genitalia in his controversial 1976 flick “In the Realm of the Senses.”
But, with the Japanese premiere in late August of “Kinsey,” local moviegoers will get their first unadulterated glimpse of both male and female reproductive organs.
“We discussed it quite a bit internally before deciding the scene where the organs appear is really important for the overall movie and that we wanted it to be screened uncut and without a mosaic…”