by Chris MaGee
This isn't so much a news item, but a reminder for our readers in New York City (or our readers with the means to get themselves to New York City). It was back in August that we reported on how the New York Film Festival and Nikkatsu Corporation had organized a historic retrospective of films from Japan's oldest movie studio at Lincoln Center. Well, that was August and now the New York Film Festival and the Nikkatsu retrospective, dubbed "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses" has kicked off! The screenings started yesterday with Yasuharu Hasebe's 1968 action film "Retaliation", and will continue until October 16th at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. Like we said, if you live in New York or can get yourself there then DO NOT miss your chance to see such rare gems as Daisuke Ito's 1927 silent classic "A Diary of Chuji’s Travels" (above) and many, many more classic films from the Nikkatsu vaults.
To check out the full listing of films and screening times for "Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial" click here.