Resurrecting the Paranormal
Part One with English Subtitles
A tape placed under a bathroom sink adorned with Shinto protection talismans was the last thing viewers saw when watching PERVERTING THE PARANORMAL. After the tape was taken, "TO BE CONTINUED' adorned the entire screen in an ominous red. This was a warning backed by authenticity because now a bit over half a year later, the first (and possibly only) Japanese AV series that combines sex with hunting for ghosts returns for a second go.
Welcome back. Welcome to RESURRECTING THE PARANORMAL starring YURI SATOU.
COLLECTOR whom by now we have showcased quite a few times this year alone loves to get their hands dirty with 'extreme' titles. Extreme does not always equal incredibly hardcore--well, a good chunk of their output as of late has met this definition--but it can also refer to oddball hard-to-categorize maniac AV releases. Along with public nudity that goes beyond hard into realms where belief is questioned, titles such as THE PARANORMAL series show an AV production company willing to put tons of work into releases it truly enjoys. It goes almost without saying, but these two titles (with a third potentially on the way) are some of the most novel Japanese AV in recent years.
RESURRECTING THE PARANORMAL follows the same path its predecessor starring TSUBAKI KATOU followed: a beautiful Japanese adult video actress and a troop of men who aren't as attractive drive around undisclosed locations hunting for spirits. Take note that all the locations visited in this series are actual ghost spots. Fake stories were not created. What you see are bona fied local legends that the director of the series spent many man-hours collecting and assembling for this massive nearly 3-hour production.
The setting again is night and the attractions are all some hours away from Tokyo. YURI SATOU, clad possibly in the same khaki uniform that Tsubaki Katou wore, is elected the group's Commanding Officer and is given the role of scared leader for the bulk of this release. She's a great addition and COLLECTOR once again struck gold in convincing a very charismatic and attractive AV star to take part.
TSUBAKI KATOU had a slightly older 'older sister' vibe while Yuri Satou has more of an innocent 'kawaii' persona. A somewhat erotic husky voice is replaced with a crystalline and playful one. Thin, but average for a Japanese woman is swapped with slightly curvy. Think a less bulky AZUSA NAGASAWA (ouch!).
RESURRECTING THE PARANORMAL is first and foremost a ghost hunting title that also has AV elements. It is not the other way around. In fact, just recently COLLECTOR re-cut PERVERTING THE PARANORMAL by removing all the adult elements and is now being rented as a PG-15 DVD starring 'sexy' actress TSUBAKI KATOU. If sales of that are satisfactory, RESURRECTING may also be re-cut for a wider audience.
With that said, yes, it may not be necessary to have a box of tissues and lotion on you while viewing this ZENRA two-parter. Your hands will grow tired of holding the box and the bottle. Put them down, turn off the lights, and immerse yourself in the paranormal vibe. This is another fantastic release that truly builds in the suspense department.
There are instances of erotic play here and there such as the remote control vibrator walk down a haunted tunnel. Then there's the masturbation scene in a car facing a house haunted by a mummified, neglected grandma followed by covert fellatio in the same vehicle. We also see YURI SATOU visit an off-the-ledger love hotel room that was home to a grisly act of one-way passion. There, with the director they investigate the presence of the supernatural by having sex because...why not?
RESURRECTING THE PARANORMAL was a work of love. According to our contact at COLLECTOR, this was essentially a volunteer production with the entire male cast being there for the joy of hunting ghosts. Most likely the only person actually paid to take part was YURI SATOU and it probably was less than the usual fare for an AV star given the lower amount of instances requiring her to be naked.
It almost goes without saying, but we'll make mention of it anyway and that's the absolute necessity of either understanding Japanese or viewing this movie with English subtitles. Dialog is immense and on-screen captions are plentiful. They're both in English thanks to the hard work behind the scenes at ZENRA to ensure our subscribers remain immersed in Japanese AV like never before.
Did you know on average it takes at least four minutes to subtitle one minute of footage? Do the math and you'll see how gargantuan the time requirements are for some of the more talkative titles on our site. What's more, subtitling is a 100% focus-intensive job. You cannot half-arse this. Do not accept anything with bad quality if you are unfortunate enough to encounter it! What we produce at ZENRA are labors of love and we hope you enjoy them.
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