Thu Oct 5 06:10:14 EDT 2006
I would second the recommendation for Maruhi: Shikijo mesu ichiba (1974).
I think Tanaka was one of the most interesting of the Roman Porno directors,
and it's a shame he never made much significant outside it, although
Artsmagic put out DVD of his 1983 film for Shochiku, Village of Doom
(Ushitisu no Mura) a few years back.
I was lucky enough to meet the director when I did the interview for
Artsmagic disk of Angel Guts: Nami about 3 years ago, and though he grumbled
a bit about his Abe Sada: Jitsuroku being completely overshadowed by Nagisa
Oshima's Ai no Corrida, he was in all a very affable and effusive
This is rather sad, as it seemed like he had quite a few years left in him.
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To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: Re: Tanaka Noboru
Date: 04/10/06 18:55
> This is very sad news. He was a wonderful director.
> My favorite Tanaka films were Maruhi: Shikijo mesu ichiba (1974)
> Maruhi: joro seme jigoku (1973). They are artful, memorable films.
> Aaron Gerow wrote:
> > The Asahi reported this morning that the Roman Porno director Tanaka
> > Noboru died on the 4th of a brain aneurysm. He was 69. Tanaka was
> > exclusively a Nikkatsu director, making his first film there in 1972.
> > Most of his works were in the Roman Porno line, with the most famous
> > probably being Jitsuroku Abe Sada (1975), Yaneura no sanposha (1976),
> > Tenshi no harawata Nami (1979), and Hitozuma shudan boko chishi jiken
> > (1979). The last one earned him the Japanese Academy Award for best
> > director and the first three are available in one form or another
> > with English subtitles. His last theatrical film was in 1988 (again
> > Nikkatsu), but he continued working in TV, directing dozens of
> > suspense TV movies.
> > Aaron Gerow
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> University of Minnesota
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