Itai! Nikkatsu screenings bloom in springtime
Stuff has been percolating for a while in the world of the Nikkatsu Action retrospective screenings, with several venues across the US committing to show some or all of the films between March and the summertime. While more specific details will remain unannounced until the venues themselves update their schedule pages, here are some sneak peeks at No Borders, No Limits screenings coming soon to a theater near you!
Saturday, February 23rd - previously announced here
The series started earlier this month, but continues with Red Handkerchief & Glass Johnny - University of Wisconsin Cinematheque, Madison
April - May
All 8 films in the series will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, one per week beginning at the start of April, until the end of May
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, CA
It's a long Nikkatsu weekend with A Colt is My Passport, Roughneck, Gangster VIP, The Velvet Hustler, Red Handkerchief and Glass Johnny
Brattle Theatre - Boston, MA
Screenings include A Colt is My Passport, The Warped Ones, Plains Wanderer, Velvet Hustler, and Red Handkerchief
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian - Los Angeles, CA
Nikkatsu comes to one of the best cinemas in America with Gangster VIP, A Colt is My Passport, The Velvet Hustler, Glass Johnny, Roughneck, and The Warped Ones
May 2nd & May 16th
The Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH
Two double-features of A Colt is My Passport / Red Handkerchief and The Velvet Hustler / Roughneck
Fantasia Film Festival - Montreal, Quebec
Details aren't set yet, but there will be some Nikkatsu Action presence at one of North America's best fantastic film festivals this summer
Screenings are also being worked out for Philadelphia, Seattle, Vancouver, and maybe a couple of other cities. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to email us.
And let's not forget the ongoing series at Japan Society in New York City:
Friday, February 22nd
Friday, March 14th
Friday, April 4th
Glass Johnny: Looks Like a Beast
Friday, May 2nd
We hope we made some Nikkatsu fans happy with some of these announcements!
And if we didn't list your hometown, don't fret - deals are currently being discussed that will bring nearly all of the films in the retrospective series - as well as quite a few others - to home video in the US sometime in 2008.