Elegantly stripped-down and carefully paced, Intimidation (Aru kyouhaku) is a moody early film from one of the Japanese New Wave’s preeminent stylists. A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and causes reckless mayhem, mostly directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Some of these items ship sooner than the others. What kind of person would want to view someone's "warped world"? This collection--which by the way is practically impossible to find in Japan--consists of five intense, 1960's jazz-infused movies. This is a film which I believe could stand on its own as a full fledged Criterion release. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This is another release in a strong lineup of collections under the Eclipse label, and another solid collection of Japanese films.

Thirst for Love (1967) - this is the reason one should really consider this collection. Please try again. But all of the films are of great quality and very enjoyable. What must have been difficult was to do something with the material of "I Hate But I Love," and Kurahara manages to create the most bizarre "romcom" ever. Directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara. 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 … 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 kicked off Japan’s cinematic sixties with a bang. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System (The Thick-Walled Room, I Will Buy You, Black…, Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (The Criterion Collection), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

The Samuel Fuller Film Collection (It Happened in Hollywood / Adventure in Sahara /... Record of Lodoss War: OVA & Chronicles of the Heroic Knight - The Complete Series [... Blumhouse of Horrors 10-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Eclipse Series 28: The Wa... Over the course of his varied career, Koreyoshi Kurahara made exacting noirs, jazzy juvenile delinquency pictures, and even nature films. But this was easy!

With Tamio Kawaji, Yuko Chiyo, Eiji Gô, Hiroyuki Nagato. The Warped Ones A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and immediately embarks on a rampage of misdirected anger, most of it unleashed on an unsuspecting young woman.

Think beatniks in Tokyo. Buy this collection for one film: Thirst for Love. While these films are not so warped as one thinks, they can be revealing of some fascinating but very strange behaviors and dynamics within Japanese society. Black Sun 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. Thirst for Love 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, and becomes sexually involved with her father-in-law while harboring a destructive obsession with the family gardener. Unable to add item to List. It was produced and distributed by the NikkatsuCompany. When his controlling girlfriend (also his career manager) follows, the two must reconcile while dodging reporters. 1967, 104 minutes, Black & White, Monaural, In Japanese with English subtitles, 2.45:1 aspect ratio. Black Sun (Kuroi taiyo) features original music by American jazz drummer Max Roach. Some of the other Eclipse sets I have purchased include: Postwar Kurosawa, Late Ozu, and Nikkatsu Noir. Along with several other great Japanese Noir / New Wave films. 1960, 75 minutes, Black & White, Monaural, In Japanese with English subtitles, 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The literal translation of the original title of Koreyoshi Kurahara's 1960 cinematic assault, now known as The Warped Ones, was Season of Heat. Please try again. When it played in English speaking countries, the title got changed to The Weird Lovemakers and then, when that didn't quite work, to its final form, The Warped Ones . The five films collected here hail from that era, and encompass breathless teen escapades, cruel crime stories, a Mishima adaptation, and even a Hollywood-inspired romantic comedy. When the fiancée finds herself pregnant by Akira she enlists his help with her fi… His free-form approach to moviemaking was perfectly suited to the spirit of the 1960s; he was one of the biggest hit makers working at the razzle-dazzle, youth-oriented Nikkatsu studio during the radical Japanese New Wave. "The Warped Ones," with its anti-hero - reemerging in "Black Sun" - can certainly hold its own against any nouvellevagueish souffle.

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1960, 67 minutes, Black & White, Monaural, In Japanese with English subtitles, 2.20:1 aspect ratio. If you like film noir, you'll enjoy "Intimidation." Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2015, Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2012. Loved every film. Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2013. I suppose that's one reason we have movies...and we actually watch them, too. . Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2012.

I am looking forward to the upcoming 'When Horror Came to Shochiku' release. Now I think that "Black Sun" is one of the best films ever.

In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The story concerns the young hoodlum Akira, his friends, their transgressions and specifically their revenge on the couple that got him sent to jail, a reporter and his fiancée. The other films are good in their own way (I think 'The Warped Ones' is the second best of this collection), but this film really takes Kurahara into another level of directorial mastery. I hadn't the faintest clue who Kurahara was. There's a problem loading this menu right now.

Maybe I'm a sucker for jazz movies - check also Basil Dearden's "All Night Long," with a devilish Patrick McGoohan (http://www.amazon.com/Eclipse-Underground-Gentlemen-Criterion-Collection/dp/B0047P5FTK), and Danska's "Sweet Love Bitter" (http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Love-Bitter-Don-Murray/dp/B00024IQFU/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1325570056&sr=1-1) - but "The Warped Ones" and "Black Sun" really work as be-bop cinema. 1964, 95 minutes, Black & White, Monaural, In Japanese with English subtitles, 2.25:1 aspect ratio. Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Box set, Black & White, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Yujiro Ishihara, Ruriko Asaoka, Tamio Kawachi, Tatsuya Fuj, Nubuo Kaneko, Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2014. And "Thirst for Love" is almost in the same league. 1962, 105 minutes, Color, Monaural, In Japanese with English subtitles, 2.35:1 aspect ratio. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Intimidation Koreyoshi Kurahara’s ingeniously plotted, pocket-sized noir concerns the intertwining fates of a desperate bank manager, blackmailed for book-cooking, and his resentful but timid underling, passed over for a promotion. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. has been added to your Cart, Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (I Am Waiting/Rusty Knife/ Take Aim at the Police Van/Cruel Gun Story/A Colt is My Passport) (The Criterion Collection), Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku (The X from Outer Space; Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell; The Living Skeleton; Genocide) (Criterion Collection), Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System (The Thick-Walled Room, I Will Buy You, Black River, The Inheritance) (Criterion Collection), Eclipse Series 21: Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (The Criterion Collection), Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (Sanshiro Sugata / The Most Beautiful / Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two / The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail) (The Criterion Collection), Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II (PORT OF FLOWERS / THE LIVING MAGOROKU / JUBILATION STREET / ARMY / MORNING FOR THE OSONE FAMILY) (The Criterion Collection), Eclipse Series 13: Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women (Osaka Elegy / Sisters of the Gion / Women of the Night / Street of Shame) (The Criterion Collection), Eat Popcorn Watch Movies Ignore the World t-shirt - Movies T-Shirt, Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection [Blu-ray]. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I Hate But Love Inspired by Preston Sturges’s Sullivan’s Travels, I Hate But Love (Nikui anchikusho) is a high-octane romantic comedy and road movie that follows a celebrity dissatisfied with his personal and professional life who impulsively leaves Tokyo to deliver a much-needed Jeep to a remote village. Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Intimidation, The Warped Ones, I Hate But….

The two outsiders become outlaws, and Kurahara depicts their growing bond as an increasingly absurd culture clash. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The Warped Ones (狂熱の季節, Kyōnetsu no kisetsu) is a 1960 Japanese Sun Tribe film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and starring Tamio Kawachi, Eiji Go, Yuko Chishiro and Noriko Matsumoto.