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NO BORDERS, NO LIMITS: 1960s Nikkatsu Action Cinema



Roughneck. © Nikkatsu Corporation.

"The series is a liberating blast of hot cigarette smoke and cool, jet-set jazz." - The New York Sun

Presented for the first time in the U.S. with new digital subtitles, the series explores the golden age of the Nikkatsu studio (Japan's oldest film studio), with eight stylized action films. Influenced by Hollywood and the Nouvelle Vague, these films reflect the Westernization that swept away old values, while teaching an entire generation a new Japanese meaning of cool. Curated by Mark Schilling.


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About Mark Schilling
Author and critic Mark Schilling has lived in Tokyo since 1975. He began reviewing Japanese films for The Japan Times in 1989 and is currently the Japan correspondent for Variety. A program advisor to the Udine Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy since 2001, Schilling curated a retrospective of Nikkatsu Action films for the 2005 festival that was the first of its kind in the West. His latest book, published by FAB Press, is No Borders, No Limits: Nikkatsu Action Cinema.

 

Topics:  Cinema

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