Eclipse Series 21:  Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties Eclipse Series 21:  Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties

Eclipse Series 21:
Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties

 
Eclipse Series 21:  Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties (Eclipse DVD)

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Often called the Godard of the East, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima was one of the most provocative film artists of the twentieth century, and his works challenged and shocked the cinematic world for decades. Following his rise to prominence at Shochiku, Oshima struck out to form his own production company, Sozo-sha, in the early sixties. That move ushered in the prolific period of his career that gave birth to the five films collected here. Unsurprisingly, this studio renegade was fascinated by stories of outsiders—serial killers, rabid hedonists, and stowaway misfits are just some of the social castoffs you’ll meet in these audacious, cerebral entries in the New Wave surge that made Japan a hub of truly daredevil moviemaking.

Collector’s Set Includes

Pleasures of the Flesh box cover

Pleasures of the Flesh

Nagisa Oshima 1965

A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in one libidinous rush.


Violence at Noon box cover

Violence at Noon

Nagisa Oshima 1966

Containing more than two thousand cuts and a wealth of inventive widescreen compositions, this coolly fragmented character study is a mesmerizing investigation of criminality and social decay.


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Sing a Song of Sex

Nagisa Oshima 1967

Four sexually hungry high school students prepare for their university entrance exams in Oshima’s hypnotic, free-form depiction of generational political apathy, featuring stunning color cinematography.


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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide

Nagisa Oshima 1967

A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist film.


Three Resurrected Drunkards box cover

Three Resurrected Drunkards

Nagisa Oshima 1968

A trio of bumbling young men frolic at the beach. While they swim, their clothes are stolen and replaced with new outfits. Donning these, they are mistaken for undocumented Koreans and end up on the run from comically outraged authorities.