Main Details
Identifying Codes
Eclipse Series # 17
Barcode 7 15515 04971 9 text
Catalog Number ECL075
ISBN 978-1-60465-194-2
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Region 1
Territories United States
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 (Disc 1); 2.35:1 (Disc 2); 2.45:1 (Discs 3-5)
Colour B&W
Audio Dolby Digital Mono
Run Time 432 minutes
Colour Encoding NTSC
Notes From the late 1950s through the sixties, wild, idiosyncratic crime movies were the brutal and boisterous business of Nikkatsu, the oldest film studio in Japan. In an effort to attract youthful audiences growing increasingly accustomed to American and French big-screen imports, Nikkatsu began producing action potboilers (mukokuseki akushun, or “borderless action”) that incorporated elements of the western, comedy, gangster, and teen-rebel genres. This bruised and bloody collection represents a standout cross section of what Nikkatsu had to offer, from such prominent, stylistically daring directors as Seijun Suzuki, Toshio Masuda, and Takashi Nomura.
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