Monday, September 3, 2007
Hot Damn, I LOVE HOTWAX!
So, if there ever was a doubt about Hotwax being totally awesome-- it's been officially put to rest.
The super, uber, majorly rad Hotwax folks have announced several new titles: three CDs and one book.
The CDs? Oh, you know, only a little collection of Tsushima Toshiaki's UN-RELEASED sub-themes from the Fukasaku Kinji's JINGI NAKI TATAKAI (aka. Battles Without Honor and Humanity) series! Holy shit! (Guess what I'm buying!)
Other discs include: a collection of themes by Kaburagi So for the various NORA NEKKO ROKKU (Stray Cat Rock) films and Murai Kunihiko's themes for YAJU SHISUBESHI: FUKUSHU NO MEKANIKKU and YAJU KARI. (Neither of which I know anything about.)
The other mind-bogglingly cool entry? TANAKA NOBORU NO SEKAI (The World of Tanaka Noboru): a tell-all study of the grand master of Nikkatsu Roman Porno. This is, apparently, a full length expansion on the 16 page tract released for the 2006 Tanaka Noboru retrospective held in Tokyo. (And should include plenty of naughty pictures to tickle your fancy-- or presumably something else...)
For further reading on Tanaka Noboru I recommend what Jason Gray has written on his blog, since he's attended several Tanaka related screenings and has heard Tanaka speak about his filmmaking in person. Link.