3D ‘Sex & Zen’ to Offer Pick and Choose Edits
Up to a dozen “tailor-made” versions of erotic 3D film Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy are set to spring up across the globe come the film’s release in the summer of 2011.
The film’s producers will offer differing cuts to cater to the censorship standards and cultural tastes in different regions.
The tactic has proved effective, as the rights to the title have been snatched up for Italy, France, Peru, Russia, and Singapore during the American Film Market, after an eight-minute preview in 3D was screened.
It is a reinvention of the 1991 blockbuster Sex and Zen, inspired by the 17th century Chinese erotic novel The Carnal Prayer Mat, that spawned a wave of copycat period erotica set in historical China.