Nikkatsu noir

Nikkatsu noir

DVD - 2009 | Japanese
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From the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, wild, idiosyncratic crime movies were the brutal and boisterous business of Nikkatsu, the oldest film studion in Japan. In an effort to attract younger audiences accustomed to American and French big-screen imports, Nikkatsu began producing action potboilers modeled on the western, comedy, gangster and teen-rebel genres. This collection represents a standout cross section of the nimble nasties Nikkatsu had to offer, from such daring directors as Seijun Suzuki, Toshio Masuda and Takashi Nomura. Titles include I Am Waiting(1957), Rusty Knife (1958), Take Aim at the Police Van (1960), Cruel Gun Story (1964) and A Colt Is My Passport (1967). In Japanese with English subtitles. The Criterion Collection.

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A former boxer saves a beautiful club hostess from the clutches of her gangster employer. Two former hoodlums attempt to leave behind their troubled lives, but their past comes back to haunt them when the authorities seek them out as witnesses in a murder case. When a prison truck is attacked and a convict inside is murdered, the penitentiary warden on duty is held accountable and then seeks revenge on the killers. A hitman is caught between rival gangs.
A former boxer saves a beautiful club hostess from the clutches of her gangster employer; two former hoodlums attempt to leave behind their troubled lives, but their past comes back to haunt them when the authorities seek them out as witnesses in a murder case; when a prison truck is attacked and a convict inside is murdered, the penitentiary warden on duty is held accountable and then seeks revenge on the killers; a hitman is caught between rival gangs.

Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781604652000
1604652004
9781604652017
1604652012
9781604651997
1604651997
9781604652024
1604652020
9781604652031
1604652039
9781604651942
1604651946
9786313005215
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE NIKKA
Characteristics: optical,mono
5 videodiscs (Not rated)(432 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: I am waiting in standard format; others in widescreen
Take aim at the police van based on a story by Kazuo Shimada; A Colt is my passport based on a story by Shinji Fujiwara
Originally produced as motion pictures
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amoby
Jul 17, 2016

This collection is all great but at least watch the final scene of "A Colt is my passport"!

brendancarlson Feb 11, 2012

If you're a fan of film noir, this 5 disc box set by Criterion is a cleaned and well preserved treat. -Japanese with Engilsh subtitles

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