Written by: Michael Den Boer on October 2nd, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: Japan, 2008
Director: Daisuke Goto
Writers: Daisuke Gotô, Yûji Takagi
Cast: Asami, Ayana Chigawa, Kenji Ezure, Takao Itô, Hôryû Nakamura, Sakurano, Naoyuki Takayama
DVD released: May 4th, 2010
Approximate running time: 70 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Letterboxed Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo Japanese
DVD Release: Cinema Epoch / Tokyo Erotique
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.98
Synopsis: A CEO, who’s company is about to merge with another company. He is forced to put the merger on hold. When a blackmailer uses a his daughter as leverage.
Girl in Captivity: Psycho Torture Chamber was co-written and directed Daisuke Goto, who’s other notable Pinku Eiga include A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn and Blind Love. Content wise, the majority of Girl in Captivity: Psycho Torture Chamber is propped around its sex scenes and other sexual motifs. The adventurousness and subversive humor that was present in his two aforementioned films (A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn and Blind Love), is nowhere to be found in this film. The sex scenes are crudely constructed , with the emphasizes on degradation during these moments. At least the film offers up a few twists that try to deflect the identity of the kidnapper. The only performance of note is Asami (Sukeban Boy, The Machine Girl, RoboGeisha) in the role of the CEO’s mistress / secretary. Outside of the bizarre costume (a Sumo fat suit, with a monster mask underneath a gas mask), that the kidnapper wears, Girl in Captivity: Psycho Torture Chamber is a rather pedestrian affair.
Cinema Epoch presents Girl in Captivity: Psycho Torture Chamber in a letterboxed widescreen that preserves the film’s original aspect ratio. Colors and flesh tones look accurate. Black levels are above average at best and details at times look soft. Also there are some mild instances of combing and edge enhancement varies in degree throughout.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in Japanese. Removable English subtitles that are easy to follow and error free have been included. Dialog is clear and there are no problems with distortion or background noise.
Extras for this release include a image gallery with music from the film playing in the background and a promo image gallery of titles that are available on DVD from Cinema Epoch. Overall Girl in Captivity: Psycho Torture Chamber gets a serviceable audio / video presentation from Cinema Epoch.