Viz Cinema Hosts TokyoScope Talk Volume 4: Hot Tears Of Shame

Latest Installment Of Lively Discussion Series Explores Sex In Japanese Film

San Francisco, CA – The hot and salacious side of Japanese pop culture comes to VIZ Cinema in TokyoScope Talk Vol. 4: Hot Tears of Shame on Friday, June 11th at 7:00pm. Join host Patrick Macias, Editor-in-Chief of Otaku USA magazine, and his special guest, Tomohiro Machiyama, the founder of Japan's Movie Treasures magazine, as they sift through the wreckage of filmic genres such as “Roman Porno”, “Pinky Violence”, and scandalous school girls in search of the most mind-blowing films ever to emerge from the Land of the Rising Sun!

Adults only (18+); General admission tickets are $10.00. More details and advance tickets available at:

“From naughty hot spring geisha, to S&M-addicted salarymen, to the latest bizarre innovations in adult video, this pulse-pounding presentation will give an entirely new perspective to ‘getting it on’ in Japanese film,” says Macias. “We're planning a trip across the more bawdy sides of Japanese pop culture including memorable moments from such tarnished classics as Zero Woman, Secret Acts Within Four Walls, Watcher in the Attic, and many more. We invite the vanilla and the kinky alike to enjoy this fun and sexy evening!”

VIZ Cinema is the nation's first movie theatre devoted exclusively to Japanese film and anime. The 143-seat subterranean theatre is located in the basement of the NEW PEOPLE building and features plush seating, digital as well as 35mm projection, and a THX®-certified sound system.

NEW PEOPLE offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan and is the creative vision of the J-Pop Center Project and VIZ Pictures, a distributor and producer of Japanese live action film. Located at 1746 Post Street, the 20,000 square foot structure features a striking 3-floor transparent glass façade that frames a fun and exotic new environment to engage the imagination into the 21st Century. A dedicated web site is also now available at:

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