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Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (I Am Waiting/Rusty Knife/ Take Aim at the Police Van/Cruel Gun Story/A Colt is My Passport) (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]

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From the mid-Nineteen Fifties to the early Seventies, wild, idiosyncratic crime films had been the brutal and boisterous enterprise of Nikkatsu, the oldest movie studio in Japan. In an effort to draw youthful audiences rising more and more accustomed to American and French big-screen imports, Nikkatsu started producing motion potboilers (mukokuseki akushun, or “borderless motion”) modeled on the western, comedy, gangster, and teen-rebel genres. This bruised and bloody assortment represents a standout cross part of the nimble nasties Nikkatsu needed to supply, from such distinguished, stylistically daring administrators as Seijun Suzuki, Toshio Masuda, and Takashi Nomura. I Am Ready (1957): In Koreyoshi Kurahara’s directorial debut, insurgent matinee idol Yujiro Ishihara (contemporary off the sensational Crazed Fruit) stars a restaurant supervisor and former boxer who saves a stupendous, suicidal membership hostess (Mie Kitahara) attempting to flee the clutches of her gangster employer. That includes expressionist lighting and daring digicam work, this was one in every of Nikkatsu’s early successes. Rusty Knife (1958): Rusty Knife was the primary smash for director Toshio Masuda, who would go on to turn into one in every of Japanese cinema’s main hit makers. Within the movie, Yujiro Ishihara and fellow high Nikkatsu star Akira Kobayashi play former hoodlums attempting to go away behind a lifetime of crime, however their previous comes again to hang-out them when the authorities search them out as homicide witnesses. Take Purpose on the Police Van (1960): Firstly of Seijun Suzuki’s taut and twisty whodunit, a jail truck is attacked and a convict inside is murdered. The penitentiary warden on responsibility, Daijiro (Michitaro Mizushima) is accused of negligence and suspended, solely to take it upon himself to trace down the killers. Merciless Gun Story (1964): Contemporary out of the slammer, Togawa (Branded to Kill’s Joe Shishido) has no likelihood to go straight as a result of he’s instantly coerced by a rich mob boss into organizing the heist of an armored automotive carrying racetrack receipts. After gathering collectively a ragtag bunch to hold out the theft, Togawa learns that each one isn’t what it appears in Takumi Furukawa’s thriller. Cue the double (and triple) crosses! a Colt Is My Passport (1967): Considered one of Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir, Takashi Nomura’s a Colt Is My Passport is a down-and-dirty however gorgeously photographed yakuza movie starring Joe Shishido as a hard-boiled hit man caught between rival gangs. That includes an unbelievable, spaghetti-western-style soundtrack and brimming with formal experimentation, that is Nikkatsu at it is best.
Facet Ratio ‏ : ‎ 2.35:1, 1.33:1
Is Discontinued By Producer ‏ : ‎ No
MPAA score ‏ : ‎ NR (Not Rated)
Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 13.6 Ounces
Merchandise mannequin quantity ‏ : ‎ CRRNECL75DVD
Director ‏ : ‎ Koreyoshi Kurahara, Seijun Suzuki, Takashi Nomura, Takumi Furukawa, Toshio Masuda
Media Format ‏ : ‎ A number of Codecs, Field set, Black & White, Full Display screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Run time ‏ : ‎ 7 hours and 22 minutes
Launch date ‏ : ‎ August 25, 2009
Actors ‏ : ‎ Ken Hatano, Yjir Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Isamu Kosugi, Kjir Kusanagi
Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ English
Language ‏ : ‎ Unqualified
Studio ‏ : ‎ Criterion Assortment
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002AFX53W
Writers ‏ : ‎ Haruhiko Oyabu, Hisataka Kai, Kazuo Shimada
Nation of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
Variety of discs ‏ : ‎ 5

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Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (I Am Waiting/Rusty Knife/ Take Aim at the Police Van/Cruel Gun Story/A Colt is My Passport) (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]
Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (I Am Waiting/Rusty Knife/ Take Aim at the Police Van/Cruel Gun Story/A Colt is My Passport) (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]

$34.99

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