Q: How many films have been made?
Q: What are the rules that a Pink Eiga must follow?
Q: How can I purchase some of these awesome Pink Eiga?
Q: How to watch streaming rental products?
Q: How to purchase download-to-own products?
Q: What payment and shipping options are there?
Q: Where can I see some Pink Eiga?!
What is Pink Eiga?
‘Pink Eiga’ (aka. Pink Film) is a short-form, independently produced, erotic movie popular in Japan. Shot on 35mm film with high production values and artistry, these films run the genre gamut including comedies, romantic dramas, exploitation movies and horror. Until recently, these soft-core films have been virtually unknown outside of Japan, but that’s changing…
The immense popularity of Pink Eiga in Japan is due to its strange, outrageous, and, yes, sometimes even touching storylines. Pink Eiga consistently pushes the boundaries of cultural commentary, giving unique insight into Japanese culture that few outside of the country know.
Grady Hendrix, from varietyasiaonline.com, wrote this about Pink Eiga:
“They’re usually the training ground for some great directors. Jazzy, snazzy and often totally, outrageously avant garde, they ain’t your garden variety pornos. In fact, they’re some of the most head-spinningly wild movies you’ll ever see, where making your brain bubble is the first priority and showing sex in a salacious manner is a distant second.”
Here’s a video of Pink Eiga, Inc’s founders describing Pink Eiga in detail:
How many films have been made?
Having been in constant production since the 1960’s, Pink Eiga constitutes one-third of all films produced in Japan each year. Thousands of Pink Eiga titles have been produced over its lifetime with over 80 new Pink Eiga having been produced in 2008 alone that were then released to Pink Eiga movie theaters across Japan.
What are the rules that a Pink Eiga must follow?
Using the Wikipedia definition for Pink Films, famed Japanese film and cultural historian Donald Richie and Pia Harritz define the four fundamental elements that constitute a Pink Eiga:
- The film must have the requisite number of sex scenes (typically a minimum of five).
- The film must be approximately one hour in length (perfect for the Pink Eiga triple-bill format).
- It must be shot on 35 mm film (or occasionally 16mm) in a week and finished within one month.
- The film must be completed within an extremely limited budget (around $35,000 US).
How can I purchase some of these awesome Pink Eiga?
Right now! Through this site, go to the VIDEO PLAYER and choose to either STREAM the film or BUY it on DVD or as a digital download.
Streaming Rental Products
What do I need to watch a Streaming Rental?
If you buy a Streaming Rental, you can watch the video directly in your web browser via instant streaming. You don’t need any special software or hardware – if you can view the trailer, the film will also play. All Streaming Rentals can also be viewed on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
What connection speed do I need to watch a Streaming Rental?
While watching Streaming Rentals your computer or tablet must be connected to the internet. We recommend high-speed broadband or a high-speed 3G connection for streaming. The video quality will automatically adjust to match your bandwidth, so to get the maximum resolution video, you should use the fastest connection available to you.
Can I pause my Streaming Rental and come back to watch later?
Yes, if you get interrupted and want to resume later, you can pause and resume the film up to 4 times after you start watching, as long as you finish within 30 days. When you pay you will be sent a password to log in and resume viewing later. Each time you start watching the film you have 3 hours, so if you pause and leave the browser open, after 3 hours the player will automatically reload so you can access the film again.
Can I resume my Streaming Rental from a different device?
Yes, you can log in to any other device to resume within your rental period.
When will my Streaming Rental expire?
Your rental will expire after 30 days, after you’ve resumed viewing the fifth time, or once you have finished watching the film, whichever happens first.
What if I have some other technical problem? How do I contact you for help?
If you have any problems viewing the film, please email email@example.com quoting the order number from the email receipt you received. If for any reason you are unable to access the film, we will first attempt to solve your problem, however, if you still cannot access the film for any reason, we will cancel the order and give you a full refund.
I can’t remember my password or can’t find the welcome email. How do I log in?
To reset your password, click here.
What does Download-to-Own mean?
If you buy a Download-to-Own video, you will be receive a link to download the file to your computer. The video is in MPEG4 format which will play back on most computers, as well as portable devices like iPad and iPhone. If your computer does not have a video player installed (Windows Media Player or QuickTime player are usually installed by default), you can download the free VLC player to play our videos.
What if I lose my connection during Download? Can I try again?
Yes, if your download fails, you can log in with the password we emailed you and try a second time.
Can I give a copy of my Download to a friend?
No, the Download you purchase is only for your personal use. If you want to share the film with a friend, you need to share a link to the film’s website using the Share or Embed tools in the online video-player. Unlawful sharing of the Downloaded file is a violation of Copyright Law, which is a criminal offence.
What if I have some other technical problem? How do I contact you for help?
If you have any problems downloading the file, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the order number from the email receipt you received. If for any reason you are unable to access the file, we will first attempt to solve your problem, however, if you still cannot access the file for any reason, we will cancel the order and give you a full refund.
For all additional questions, please use the contact form on the right side of the screen.
What payment and shipping options are there?
Methods of Payment
Currently, Paypal is only available on purchases made through the video player (as shown above). You can also order through one of our affiliate sites, like Amazon.com, Diabolik DVD, or TLA or any of a number of other specialty film sites.
We also accept checks and well concealed cash sent to us at the address below – please email us directly at info *@* pinkeiga.com to alert us to your order. If you chose to order through us, you will receive cool PINK EIGA GOODIES! (Please note that not all of the films listed in our catalog are available for purchase at the moment. Please let us know if you’d like to be notified via email of our new releases by clicking here.)
The cost is $4 per disc, domestically. Please note that Guam is considered international shipping (we’re sorry for the inconvenience).
We happily ship to American Military installations outside the U.S. and consider it domestic shipping. All orders are shipped by USPS (delivery times vary and take from 3 to 7 days).
For FedEx shipping requests, please contact us directly to arrange.
Domestic Return Policy
First, we request that you play the disc in question on at least TWO OTHER DVD PLAYERS to ensure the problem is not player specific. In short, the burden of proof is on you.
Please note, due to the nature of shipping, DVD discs may come loose within their cases during transit, resulting in surface scratches. Fortunately, these scratches rarely result in playback errors. However, if you find playback errors are occurring try to clean or even lightly polish the disc to see if this remedies the problem. If the above fails, please e-mail us at “email@example.com” with “DVD return request” listed in the subject line. Include your name, the purchase date and title of the DVD as well as the details of the problem. Then, please return the DVD to the following address:
PINK EIGA Inc.
1546 Argyle Ave – Rear Building
Los Angeles, CA 90028
PLEASE NOTE: The replacement discs will not be shipped until we have received the returned merchandise and verified the problem. All return shipping costs are your responsibility. In exchange, the replacement discs will be shipped to you free of charge.
We charge $10.00 per DVD ordered, shipped anywhere, worldwide. All orders are shipped by First-Class Mail® International of USPS. Sorry, we do not offer UPS, FedEx or DHL at this time.
International Shipping Policies
When placing an order, international customers agree to the following Terms of Service Policy:
We do not offer refunds or exchanges of any kind on any orders shipped internationally. We are not responsible for packages held by Customs. We abide by all Customs Rules and Regulations and make every effort to review updated Custom Laws. However, it is the customer’s responsibility to be aware of and abide by all laws pertaining to the importing of materials purchased on our site. We do not pay International Duty Taxes and any incurred Duty Taxes will be charged back to the customer. We do not devalue the Cost of Goods. We are not liable for shipments sent overseas via a third party located in the United States. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice to you, to change these Terms of Agreement at any time. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and your continued use of our website(s) constitutes your agreement to all such Terms of Agreement.