• Japan
  • 1960
  • 75 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese

A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and immediately embarks on a rampage of untethered anger, most of it directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up. Shot through with the same kind of bebop bravado that Godard was experimenting with half a world away, 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.



DirectorKoreyoshi Kurahara
ProducerTakeshi Yamamoto
ScreenplayNobuo Yamada
CinematographyYoshio Mamiya
Production designKazuhiko Chiba
EditingAkira Suzuki
MusicToshiro Mayuzumi

Press Notes

Press Notes: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara

September 06, 2011

“The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara is cleanly and undeniably cool,” writes DVD File’s Mike Restaino in a review of the new, twenty-eighth Eclipse set. “First and foremost these are fun . . . Read more »


Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara

By Chuck Stephens August 23, 2011

Impassioned and dedicated craftsman of some of Japanese cinema’s biggest box-office successes and most eccentric off-genre sorties, longtime Nikkatsu studios mainstay Koreyoshi Kurahara (1927– . . . Read more »