Monday, 18 May 2009

Nikkatsu Noir - Eclipse Series 17

Oh joy, oh bliss (via J-Film Pow-Wow). Being released August 25th:

I Am Waiting
Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1957

Rusty Knife
Toshio Masuda, 1958

Take Aim at the Police Van
Seijun Suzuki, 1960

Cruel Gun Story
Takumi Furukawa, 1964

A Colt Is My Passport
Takashi Nomura, 1967

Screw these lazy days of summer...Get me to the end of August now!


Peter Nellhaus said...

I counted eight Japanese movies released on Region 1 DVD today. The most recent one was by Takashi Miike, but the others are from the 60s and early 70s. You shouldn't find it too hard to make your wait more enjoyable.

Bob Turnbull said...

No doubt...

I have to say that the Debauched Desires 4 disc set looks appealing. I might spring for that.

I've been behind in so much of late that I never got around to pre-ordering both "3 Seconds Before Explosion" and "Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards" (two of the best titles, like, ever...). But that should be rectified soon.

And the Imamura...I will get to that too, though probably later. "Intentions Of Murder" is pretty amazing, but haven't seen the other two before.

I guess I'll manage somehow...

James McNally said...

These look fun. I've only watched the first 15 minutes of Branded to Kill but I expect these will be in that vein?

Bob Turnbull said...

Hey James...

Well, nothing quite compares to "Branded To Kill", but yeah - they should be somewhat in that style. Seijun Suzuki only helms one of the five and it's one of his earlier efforts, but I expect there's still enough visual and narrative experimentation to make pretty fun yakuza/crime stories even more interesting.

I really do recommend you try to see all of "Branded To Kill". I think it's a blast and very inventive as well. Tell you what...If you can make it out to J-Film Pow-Wow bash Saturday night, I'll bring it to loan you (along with "Seagull's Laughter" which I think I promised you quite some time ago, right?).

You can't pass that up!

James McNally said...

Bob, you actually DID loan me Seagull's Laughter a while back, so now I'm going to try to watch it before Saturday! Speaking of, I'm about 75% sure I'll be there. There's a possibility we might be having dinner with some friends we don't see nearly often enough, but it's still up in the air, and it's almost the weekend.

Bob Turnbull said...

Damn. You know, I had this thought in the back of my mind that I had already given it to you...Don't feel you have to rush a viewing in before Saturday - I obviously haven't missed it (don't get me wrong - it's a great film).

75%. Good odds. Hope it works out.