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Is This The Film That Will Save 3D? New Trailer Makes A Compelling Argument

There’s been a lot of talk of late about how we’re entering the waning days of the 3D fad. Again. More people are seeing the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie in 2D than 3D, the post-conversion process has failed time and again to win converts, the year’s best reviewed action film (Fast Five) thrilled audiences without even offering a 3D option, and theaters are now mucking up 2D screenings with their 3D projector technology (and a healthy dollop of laziness).

James Cameron’s Titanic 3D won’t set sail until next year, but that may just be too late. What the world 3d industry needs now is a savior… a film that redefines expectations and turns the technology on its head. A film that demands to be seen in 3D. A film like 3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.

Check out the moderately safe for work trailer below.

You can see why it crushed box office records in Hong Kong. Seriously. Knives flying through the air, Chinese women beckoning seductively, some kind of grinding… The film’s Hong Kong opening beat the first day record previously held by Avatar, and it’s gone on to rack up some substantial box office in various markets. Luckily for those of us in the West a deal was recently struck at Cannes to bring the film in all its 3D glory to North America. There’s no release date yet, but it’s never too early to stock up on 3D glasses (the red/blue kind will do) and Kleenex.

The film is a remake of 1991’s category III hit Sex & Zen and tells the tale of a scholar in Ancient China who discovers the joys of carnal pleasures.

If you’re curious (and have a monitor that offers some privacy from nosy co-workers and/or children) you can check out the uncensored trailer for 3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy below courtesy of the dirty bastards over at Twitch.

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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