Finally in April, it's Los Angeles
I can only blame accumulated fatigue for my failure to post about this month's Nikkatsu Action series screenings at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian in Los Angeles, where I am now. The three-night series debuted Friday the 25th with a double feature of Gangster VIP and The Velvet Hustler. The audience was sizable, and their reaction was great - much applause, and praise afterward for the films, the big question being "how can I get these on DVD?" Answer: write Criterion about Velvet Hustler, and tell them you'd buy it if they release the disc, and that you want more Nikkatsu Action!
Here's the rest of the LA schedule:
7:30 pm A Colt is My Passport
9:30 pm Glass Johnny: Looks Like a Beast
7:30 pm The Warped Ones
9:30 pm Roughneck
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the coverage we got from The Boston Globe's Wesley Morris for The Warped Ones. "But with all due respect to Jean-Luc Godard, this is breathless - and more interesting, too." Strong praise, indeed! If you want to see this one on DVD, too, you know where to go.