Obscene Machines / Torture Devices (2005) -- Obscene Machines
The list of objects that people use to get their rocks off - to use the technical biological term - grows longer and odder. Once a glimpse of stocking was considered something shocking, but as technology has evolved, the shocks have become more of the electric-powered kind. And we don't mean the usual household devices we associate with electric sexual thrills - the washing machine on spin cycle, plug-in massagers and electric toothbrushes applied in ways not in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. There's now a new world of purpose-designed technological thrills for those wired that way.
Obscene Machines delves into this world. It's a place were sexual gratification relies less on warm flesh and breathless seduction than on cold gears and the flicking of a switch; less on love and intimacy than on technological fetishism. The devices, and the reasons and purposes they are used for, range from the ingenious to the deeply disturbing. This confronting documentary examines two strands of sexuality as it relates to technology: the construction and use of crude contraptions designed for intercourse, and the desire to have sex with human-like dolls. AdvertisementAdvertisement
The machines - all gleaming chrome, with vibrating rotating rods and pneumatic pistons, functioning with a speed and stamina no man can match - have names such as The Monster, The Intruder, The Probe, The Twinserter, The Snake, The Trespasser and The Toolbox. They're just extravagant tools for masturbation, but, say users, produce a significantly more mind-blowing result than conventional methods. For technosexuals - those aroused by mechanical dolls, people acting as robots, wind-up toys etc - there are now dolls so lifelike they're creepy. The variety of faces, hair styles and colour, eye, body types and skin tones available means you can create a love doll that will replicate almost anyone you like. The age of sex androids is so close you can smell the sizzle of the sexual circuitry.
Scant effort is made in Obscene Machines to explain these practices in a meaningful way. The analysis relies on anecdote and speculation, mainly from the manufacturers of these sex toys, plus interviews with curious individuals much too keen to explain and demonstrate how technology plays a role in their sex lives. One for hardcore students of human sexuality, and home handymen.
This 3,000-year survey shows the extraordinary efforts mankind has gone to in order to inflict pain on others.
The subject isn't easy, but it is strangely compelling. Throughout history, mankind has gone to extraordinary lengths to develop new methods of inflicting pain on others. Whether used to extract critical information, punish wrong-doers or for the sadistic entertainment of tyrants, torture has always relied on a remarkable arsenal of devices.
Unflinching and compelling, TORTURE DEVICES takes a 3,000-year tour through pain, exploring the different techniques and tools used through the ages. In ancient Greece, unfortunates were barbecues alive on the Brzen Bull, while Assyrians were more likely to be flayed. The zealous priests of the Spanish Inquisition used a host of barbaric devices to chase demons from the flesh, while in Native-American communities, torturers tended to be women.
Obscene Machines / Torture Devices DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 10/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.