Monday, April 14, 2008

On to Boston

Back tonight from San Francisco, where the Nikkatsu Action screenings at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts went extremely well. We met some terrific local fans of the genre, of all ages, and got the impression that they appreciated the opportunity to see these films presented on the big screen. There were many expected questions about future DVD releases, and we hope to be bringing you good news about that some time in the future.

But for now, the series moves on to Boston this coming weekend, where five films will be presented at the Brattle Theatre.

Friday, 4/18
7:30 pm A Colt is My Passport

Saturday, 4/19
7:30 pm Plains Wanderer
9:30 pm The Warped Ones

Sunday, 4/20
5:30 pm Red Handkerchief
7:30 pm The Velvet Hustler

In addition to the Nikkatsu titles, the Brattle has expanded the series to include some other 1960s Japanese genre classics, making for a terrific week of awesome cinema. Titles include Mothra, Kinji Fukasaku's Black Rose Mansion, and Hideo Gosha's essential chanbara Three Outlaw Samurai.

At the same time, the Gene Siskel Center in Chicago is continuing its once-a-week screenings, with Glass Johnny: Looks Like a Beast coming up this Sunday.

Hope to see a good crowd there, as well. Please say 'hi' if you are able to attend.


Anonymous David Hayman said...

Just got back from the Boston screeing of Velet Hustler and was amazed at how fabulous an experience it was to finally see a Nikkatsu action film on the big screen. Thank you so much for bringing these fims to the masses.

I wanted to know if I'm writing to the same person who was talking on stage before the films at the Brattle. I run the Seijun Suzuki site 45. Caliber Samurai and would like to know if I could get a contact for you. I'm always revamping the site and would love to know if the NY Japanese Film Society would have any resources I could use about Suzuki and the Nikkatsu style.

Please bring more greatness to the big screen. You have a lifetime ticket buyer.



7:39 PM  
Blogger 追放マーク said...

Hi, David. Thanks for the comment and yes, that was me onstage tonight at the Brattle. Glad you liked the movie!

You can email me at and we can correspond offline. I'd love to help out any way I can.

10:59 PM  

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