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    • <i>Monthly Classics</i><br>NO BORDERS, NO LIMITS: 1960s Nikkatsu Action Cinema
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      Monthly Classics
      NO BORDERS, NO LIMITS: 1960s Nikkatsu Action Cinema

      Thursday, December 20, 2007

      Presented for the first time in the U.S. with new digital subtitles, the series explores the golden age of the Nikkatsu studio (Japan's oldest film studio), with eight stylized action films. Influenced by Hollywood and the Nouvelle Vague, these films reflect the Westernization that swept away old values, while teaching an entire generation a new Japanese meaning of cool.

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    • Mark Schilling on "Nikkatsu Action"
      Cinema

      Mark Schilling on "Nikkatsu Action"

      Leading Japanese film critic Mark Schilling discusses the unique appeal of Nikkatsu action films from the 1960s and the cultural moment that brought them to life.

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