29th Nikkan Sports Film Awards

The 29th ceremony took place on December, 28 at the New Otani Hotel, in Tokyo and the list of winners is: Best Film: 64: Part 1 (Takahisa Zeze) Best Director: Makoto Shinkai (Your Anme) Best Actor: ...

The Eclipse Viewer – Episode 44 – The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara [Part 1]

This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. ...

Scott Reviews Arrow Video’s Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Vol. 1 [Blu-ray Review]

The Nikkatsu logo, especially in the late 1950s and early 1960s, was a bit of a promise – 80-100 minutes of wild guys, sexy ladies, mob showdowns, a handful of visually-striking locations (get ready ...

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Volume 1 | Blu-ray Review

In celebration of Japan’s oldest film studio, Nikkatsu, Arrow Video assembles its first collection of titles reflecting the late 1950s inauguration of a star system contracted for their ‘Diamond ...

‘Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Volume 1′ Blu-ray Review

When it comes to a name for a collection of movies, you have to admit that Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Volume 1 sounds pretty cool. Featuring three films with three iconic action film actors this is a ...

28th Nikkan Sports Film Awards

The 28th ceremony took place at the New Otani Hotel, in Tokyo and the list of winners is: Best Film: Solomon’s Perjury (Izuru Narashima) Best Director: Masato Harada (The Emperor in August, ...

BFI Film Festival: Seasons In The Sun- The Heyday Of Nikkatsu Studios

Branded to Kill is among the Nikkatsu films to be screened. The BFI will showcase a month long London film festival tribute to Japan's legendary Nikkatsu Studios during the month of June. Below is ...

Hey, Toronto! Classic Japanese Crime Flick Rusty Knife Hits Town Saturday! Win Tickets Now!

The Twitch curated Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years Of Nikkatsu screening series continues at the Tiff Bell Lightbox this Saturday with a rare screening of Masuda Toshioi's Rusty Knife. The first top ten hit ...

Hideaki Nitani, 1930 - 2012

Hideaki Nitani and Yujiro Ishihara in Toshio Masuda's Red Handkerchief (1964) Via Cinema Strikes Back "Sad news the weekend for fans of Nikkatsu action films of the 1960s," writes Chris MaGee at ...

Nyff 2011. Nikkatsu Centennial

Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial was a sidebar at this year's New York Film Festival that Dan Sallitt, writing a couple of weeks ago, found "so exciting that it ...

DVDs. Jean Vigo, Koreyoshi Kurahara, Lee Chang-dong, More

When, in 1934, Jean Vigo died of tuberculosis, he was only 29, "a neglected figure at the margins of the industry who had seen one of his films (Zéro de Conduite) banned by the French authorities and ...

"Tuesday, After Christmas" + Jewison, Bigelow, Baillie and More

"Romanian films set in the era after the fall of Communism suggest the nation suffers a hell of a hangover from the ideology," writes Steve Erickson in Gay City News. "For instance, Corneliu ...

The Sushi Typhoon unleashed in English

They’re still ironing out the wrinkles, but the English language site for the Nikkatsu Corporation’s newly created genre arm, Sushi Typhoon, is now up and running. ‘Ninja Vs Aliens’ and ‘Mutant Girls ...

The Sushi Typhoon unleashed in English

They’re still ironing out the wrinkles, but the English language site for the Nikkatsu Corporation’s newly created genre arm, Sushi Typhoon, is now up and running. ‘Ninja Vs Aliens’ and ‘Mutant Girls ...

The Sushi Typhoon unleashed in English

They’re still ironing out the wrinkles, but the English language site for the Nikkatsu Corporation’s newly created genre arm, Sushi Typhoon, is now up and running. ‘Ninja Vs Aliens’ and ‘Mutant Girls ...