OVER FOUR YEARS IN BONDAGE
EXPLORING THE JAPANESE ART OF KINBAKU
This feature documentary by director Bob Bentley explores the Japanese art of rope bondage and the people who practice it, sometimes obsessively. Kinbaku, also called Shibari, has origins in the medieval world. Almost forgotten, it has since been rediscovered in modern times, growing from a niche practice
on the BDSM scene into a popular passion for many men, women and couples in Japan and throughout the West.
There are a number of formats of THE PLEASURE OF ROPE:
90 min television feature
120 min theatrical feature
3 x 52 min television series
Apart from the book of THE PLEASURE OF ROPE, there are two other publications.
BOB BENTLEY - IN PERSPECTIVE artwork from 1962 to 2020 showing the diversity of his vision.
SHUNGA+BIJINGA=EROTICA shows examples from his extensive collection of Japanese prints.