First 3D Porno Premieres in Hong Kong

Last night in Hong Kong select audiences saw what is billed as the world’s first 3D porn, 3D Sex and Zen. The relatively high-budget (3.2 million U.S dollars) softcore tale of a scholar who rebukes the teachings of his monk tutor and embarks on a sex-filled adventure was produced by Stephen Shiu Jr., whose father produced the original Sex and Zen in 1991. The film is a deliberate effort to cash in on the buzz around 3D, which of course has a long history but recently blew up with films like last year’s Avatar.

Shiu told Chinese media that the film “will leave audiences feeling like they are sitting right there at the edge of the bed.” The Hong Kong CNN editor Zoe Li confirmed this in her review of the film: “Sex scenes in 3D bring you so close to the action it almost induces claustrophobia. Even a 300-seater cinema is not big enough to contain all that hyper-real flesh and aggressive panting and moaning bursting from the screen… The only thing to take issue with is that the breast to penis ratio is much too low on penis.”

3D Sex and Zen will premiere for the rest of Hong Kong the end of this week, and is slated to come to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Peru later this year. Interestingly, other 3D pornographic films are in the works around the globe: a remake of the classic Caligula from 1979 and a spoof of Avatar by Hustler called This Ain’t Avatar XX.

An uncensored, NSFW preview of 3D Sex and Zen is available here. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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