China Watch Blog has learnt that when VIP tickets went on sale for 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy – the world’s first three-dimensional soft-core porn movie in Hong Kong – fans queued overnight to make sure they got one.
A large group – all of them men – lined up last weekend outside the offices of China 3-D Digital Entertainment on Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, on Hong Kong Island, so as to be the first to get their hands on pre-sale VIP tickets when they went on offer at 11am the next morning.
The Sunday Morning Post reported that a VIP ticket guaranteed a place at the front of the cinema for the best seats in the house and a perfect view of all action. The pre-sale VIP tickets cost HK$100. The local production’s initial run in Hong Kong is scheduled for April 14 to 25. Cinemas across the city will screen it.
Box office returns will determine how long the film will run in cinemas after that. The price of standard tickets will vary from cinema to cinema.
As well as getting their VIP tickets, the first 50 lucky ticket buyers were also treated to a kiss from one of the film’s busty stars, Vonnie Lui Hoi-yan from Hong Kong, who was making a special guest appearance at the ticket sale.
The film’s Japanese star, Saori Hara, was also there to dispense some kisses as well.
The 3-D sex movie was based loosely on a piece of classical Chinese erotic literature, the Carnal Prayer Mat, written by Li Yu in the 17th century, which stars the two Japanese adult-film stars, Hara and Yukiko Suo, mainland actress Leni Lan and Lui from Hong Kong.
And to keep the goodies of the movie under wraps, film director Christopher Sun Lap-key, did not reveal too many details of the show, but he did promise orgies, swinging and same very graphic sex scenes.
The HK$25 million period drama will not make it to mainland China because of its sexual content, but you can bet on it that many, many mainland men will come to Hong Kong to watch it.
Some might even get addicted to it, and come back for repeat performances.If you think China Watch Blog's information is useful, click on cup of coffee on left hand side and make a small contribution via PayPal