The curse of soft porn horror films, calls to ban 'Paku Kuntilanak' and the 'Virgin's Blood...'
Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) has called on the government to ban two new horror films "Paku Kuntilanak" and "Darah Perawan Bulan Madu", which were recently approved for release by the Film Censorship Board, Lembaga Sensor Film (LSF).
'Paku Kuntilanak' scene, with Dewi Persik & Keith Foo.
Zainut Tauhid from the MUI, who is on the board of the LSF, says he wasn't even consulted about "Paku Kuntilanak", which is directed by Findo Purwana and has a multi-cultural cast including horror flick regular and dangdut singer Dewi Persik, dishy Malaysian actor Keith Foo, and American starlet Heather Storm.
The MUI says it has found more than a few "porno" scenes in "Paku Kuntilanak": Dewi Persik cavorts in a bathtub with Keith Foo and the soap suds don't manage to cover all of her ample bosom; while Heather Storm frolics on a bed wearing only lingerie. 
Dewi Murya Agung aka Dewi Persik herself says she had no idea her role in the film would be so vulgar, and that she was angry at the producers for lying to her. They had promised no sex scenes, she said. 
I hope the film gets banned, those bedroom scenes were 'off the record' and aren't supposed to be in the movie.
Apart from "Paku Kuntilanak" the Clerics' Council also has its eyes on another horror film, "Darah Perawan Bulan Madu", starring Indah Kalalo, which is said to be equally 'porno'.
Darah Perawan Bulan Madu
I hope the film gets banned, those bedroom scenes were ‘off the record’ and aren’t supposed to be in the movie.
Aha, a bit of fun on the side and those lousy producers took advantage. Shameless bastards.
“I hope the film gets banned, those bedroom scenes were ‘off the record’ and aren’t supposed to be in the movie.”
Wait… does that mean what I think it does?
Well, as cinetron critic of IM, certainly I felt it my duty to go along to Bioskop Slipi a week or two ago and inspect Ms. Perssik’s performance. Not at all disappointing.
There were glimpses of forbidden territory but nothing that seemed to stun my 90% Indonesian fellow-viewers. The local taste for earthy humour – and horror – is nothing new, as old comedy show re-runs on tv indicate.
We usually go to see pocong and kuntilanak movies and while some are daft, others are quite good, and I’d put Paku Kuntilanak in the latter category.
Ross, would you be kind enough to review nationalistic-themed movies that seem to be on the rise? Garuda di Dadaku, (Liem Swie) King, and some others.
I plan to see Merah Putih, out next week, a celebration of the Independence War, but my range of movies depends on my ‘resident bahasa consultant,’ as I don’t like going by myself and she won’t let me take anyone else!
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a film poster somewhere in Internet, uncannily similar to Paku Kuntilanak (minus the ‘paku’). It’s either True Blood or Jennifer’s Body. Of course, it’s not a problem at all.
the movie should be banned?..then why the actress done the scene anyway?…god lord. she read the script for sure.
It’s either True Blood or Jennifer’s Body. Of course, it’s not a problem at all.
Actually it’s both. And people say Indonesians are unoriginal….
Why bother banning them when it is just a short hop,skip, and a jump to the nearest street side vendor with a copy?
low budgets – hi profits
indonesians like to watch this kind of movie.
Hey! It is not the first time they make a fool of themselves….let it be….let it be…..
It appears Ross is the only person commenting who has actually seen it (MUI are the ultimate armchair experts, it seems).
Anyway, here are my two cents on the controversy and quality of the first movie:
Heather Storm does a lot more than Dewi Perssik in the (bathroom and) bedroom in this movie, not that anyone has seemed to notice.
The dumb thing is that DP not only cavorts with Keith Foo but with the very unsexy Pak Joko (last seen in a TV advertisement for Sanyo water pumps).
Sorry to disagree with you, Ross, but I would generally put “Paku Kuntilanak” in the daft category. There are far too many parts of the film that are too stupid or don’t add up, and it’s not scary, sexy or funny enough for us to not care about it.
Having said that, if you get it on DVD (an extra Rp10 000 than the VCD), the English subtitles are surprisingly good. I think – with the low budget B-grade movie budget – it actually plays better on TV.