Nikkatsu Action line-up for Udine

mark schilling schill at
Wed Feb 9 11:30:27 EST 2005


Thanks much for the suggestion. I debated whether to program lesser-known
Suzuki titles, but decided to turn the spotlight instead on his Nikkatsu
colleagues, whose great and near-great genre films are well known in Japan,
mostly unknown abroad. Go for the low-hanging fruit, in other words. Also,
Suzuki has gotten a huge amount of overseas attention already, deservedly

Udine is receiving funding from the Japan Foundation for the retro, so they
can sub what they have to sub. But after Googling Home Vision's DVD of
"Stray Cat Rock -- Sex Hunter" and learning that they also had a subbed
print (to the Udine's director's delight), I realized there might be others
like it out there. Thus the post to KineJapan.

Mark Schilling
schill at

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Gerow" <aaron.gerow at>
To: <KineJapan at>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: Nikkatsu Action line-up for Udine

> Mark,
> > My question to KineJapaners: Are there any more out there?
> If you want to go for some other films, there are more Seijun works out
> there with subtitles. As I just posted, we will be showing Oretachi no
> chi ga yurusanai on 35mm with subtitles here at Yale this week, and I
> do know that subtitled prints exist of some of Seijun's more obscure
> films, like Tantei jimusho and some of the Wada Koji films.
> Aaron Gerow
> Assistant Professor
> Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
> Director of Undergraduate Studies, Film Studies Program
> Yale University
> 53 Wall Street, Room 316
> PO Box 208363
> New Haven, CT 06520-8363
> Phone: 1-203-432-7082
> Fax: 1-203-432-6764
> e-mail: aaron.gerow at

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