Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Scene from "The Warped Ones" by Koreyoshi Kurahara

A Scene from "The Warped Ones" (1960, directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara, Flash Video 02:28). From Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara by The Criterion Collection. "...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."