Wednesday, September 12, 2007

日活!!


The good folks over at Outcast Cinema have posted an announcement about their upcoming Nikkatsu New Action film series called No Borders, No Limits: 1960s Nikkatsu Action Films. There's a lot of info about the films, where they'll be playing, and how YOU can have it play in your home town if you click on the link above (or below) and contact them directly and offer them fistfuls of moolah.

Link to Outcast Cinema's blog with info.
Link to Outcast Cinema's HP with info.

But wait! There's more!

The blogmeister (or would that 'Monsieur Blogger'?) from French blog Wildgrounds has posted an English translated list of the films that are playing with English subs at the upcoming Japanese film series playing at the Japanese Cultural Center in Paris (パリ日本文化会館). I wish I lived in Paris!

Here are the screenings w/ English Subtitles :
02/10
19h30 Pigs and Battleships by Shôhei Imamura

03/10
14h Foundry Town (?) by Kirio Urayama (RARE)
16h30 Branded To Kill by Seijun Suzuki
19h30 Mud and Soldiers by Tomotaka Tasaka

04/10
14h Crazed Fruits by Kô Nakahira
16h30 Red Lantern (litteral translation) by Toshiya Fujita (RARE)
19h30 The Eternal Breasts by Kinuyo Tanaka (RARE)

05/10
14h The Insect Woman by Shôhei Imamura

06/10
14h Man Who Causes a Storm by Umetsugu Inoue (RARE)
19h30 Ah, My Home Town by Kenji Mizoguchi (RARE)

09/10
14h Matasaburô on the Wind by Kôji Shima (RARE)
19h30 Ruuju (?) by Takashi Ishi

10/10
14h Red Lantern (litteral translation) by Toshiya Fujita (RARE)
16h30 Man Who Causes a Storm by Umetsugu Inoue (RARE)
19h30 Ah, My Home Town by Kenji Mizoguchi (RARE)

11/10
14h Un type méprisable (?) by Koreyoshi Kurahara
16h30 La maison des perversités (?) by Noboru Tanaka

12/10
14h The Eternal Breasts by Kinuyo Tanaka (RARE)

13/10
14h Love Hotel by Shinji Sômai
16h30 Insect Woman by Shôhei Imamura
19h30 Pigs and Battleships by Shôhei Imamura

17/10
14h Mud and Soldiers by Tomotaka Tasaka
19h30 Matasaburô on the Wind by Kôji Shima (RARE)

18/10
19h30 Un type méprisable (?) by Koreyoshi Kurahara

20/10
14h Kurobara shôten (?) by Tatsumi Kumashiro (RARE)

27/10
14h Kurobara shôten (?) by Tatsumi Kumashiro (RARE)


Link to
Histoire des grands studios japonais - 1er volet La Nikkatsu ou la modernité toujours recommencée series.

Link to Wildgrounds blog.

 As a final note, this is blog posting number 100 for Mab-Pro.blogspot.com. Thanks for coming by. Lots more to come! 

3 comments:

logboy said...

well... ordered the book. still need more books (english or otherwise) of note on areas of japanese cinema. have those two nikkatsu action movie posters books on the way (xmas pressie from my brother... so i have to wait a while) and i've spotted one or two things around, but nothing majorly fascinatingly worthwhile... as for the films, if they were headed to DVD... :)

dan said...

Congrats on 100!

Nicholas Rucka said...

Thanks, Dan, for the congrats. Appreciated!

Logboy-- boy you said it. I would LOVE for these films to all come out on DVD. But watching some of the Suzuki Seijun stuff last weekend at the Egyptian made me truly appreciate how it is all meant to be enjoyed on the big screen. And MAN these films were shot wide!

I, too, am waiting on the book. I was hoping to go to Texas and watch some of these films in person-- buy the book and get Mark Schilling to sign it. But alas, it's not in the cards right now... <*sniff*>