美女と液体人間 (Bijo to Ekitai Ningen)
Friday, March 24, 7 PM
The H-Man © 1959 Sony Pictures.
FILMFriday, March 24, 7 PM
Introduction by Mark Schilling, series curator.
Followed by the Opening Night Sci-Fi Party with food, drinks and live music by Twisty BonBon!
Based on a scenario by Toho actor Hideo Unagami, this Ishiro Honda classic blends sci-fi, horror and noir to spooky and thrilling effect. The H-Man of the title is a creature formed of radioactive goo that is driven to liquefy humans—and can only be vanquished by electrifying or incinerating it to vapor. The film's science may be dodgy but the tense climatic chase through underground sewers, with H-Men lurking about, is a Honda career highlight.
1958, 79 min., 35mm, color, in English. Directed by Ishiro Honda. With Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata.
Tickets: $16/$13 seniors & students/$12 Japan Society members
Part of the 2017 Globus Film Series Beyond Godzilla: Alternative Futures & Fantasies in Japanese Cinema
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Your ticket includes the post-screening Opening Night Sci-Fi Party featuring a live musical performance by pop duo Twisty BonBon. Guests are warmly encouraged to come dressed up in futuristic outfits to participate in the spirit of the film series.
Twisty is a music producer, BonBon is a singer. Twisty has contributed songs for movies and fashion shows, and produces mainly electronic music. BonBon used to sing in a jazz big band. Their two different backgrounds blended well, and now they make interesting new pop sounds together. twistybonbon.com