Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara

Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara

 
Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse DVD)

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Over the course of his varied career, Koreyoshi Kurahara made meticulous noirs, jazzy juvenile-delinquency pictures, and even nature films. His free-form approach to moviemaking was perfectly suited to the radical spirit of the 1960s, when he was one of the biggest hit makers working at the razzle-dazzle, youth-oriented Nikkatsu studios. The five films collected here hail from that era of the Japanese New Wave, and encompass breathless teen escapades, cruel crime stories, a Yukio Mishima adaptation, and even a Hollywood-inspired romantic comedy.

Collector’s Set Includes

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Intimidation

Koreyoshi Kurahara 1960

The marvelously moody Intimidation (Aru kyouhaku) is an elegantly stripped-down and carefully paced crime drama.


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The Warped Ones

Koreyoshi Kurahara 1960

The anarchic descent into amoral madness that is The Warped Ones (Kyonetsu no kisetsu) sounded a lost generation’s cry for help and was one of the films that kicked off Japan’s cinematic sixties with a bang.


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I Hate But Love

Koreyoshi Kurahara 1962

In the high-octane, unorthodox romance I Hate But Love (Nikui anchikusho), a celebrity (played by megastar Yujiro Ishihara), dissatisfied with his personal and professional lives, impulsively leaves fast-paced Tokyo to deliver a much-needed jeep to a remote village.


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Black Sun

Koreyoshi Kurahara 1964

You’ve probably never seen anything quite like this manic, oddball, anti–buddy picture about a young, jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and a black American GI on the lam in Tokyo.


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Thirst for Love

Koreyoshi Kurahara 1967

Kurahara adapted a novel by Yukio Mishima for Thirst for Love (Ai no kawaki), a tense psychological drama about a young woman who is widowed after marrying into a wealthy family.