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.
7:30 pm A Colt is My Passport
7:30 pm Plains Wanderer
9:30 pm The Warped Ones
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.