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Equally subversive, albeit in different ways, is the New Beverly’s pairing of Nagisa Oshima’s In the Realm of the Senses and The Blood Spattered Bride. The former, Oshima’s story of an affair between a hotel owner and one of his maids, which features unsimulated sexual acts, has incited controversy and been banned by myriad countries since its premiere in 1976; Quentin Tarantino (who owns the New Bev) took inspiration from The Blood Spattered Bride for Uma Thurman’s character in Kill Bill. Tonight’s double bill starts at 7:30, Saturday’s at 5:20.

Fri., Feb. 20, 7:30-11:30 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 02/20/15)