Gore! Sex! Action!
Japanese genre filmmakers are the best in the world at providing what fans of extreme and wild cinema really crave, often in the same film and sometimes even in the same act! Arriving today are a half-dozen of the most talented and influential filmmakers working in the Japanese genre scene today, and they’ll be appearing at NYAFF screenings at IFC Center from tonight into early next week.
Come join us and you might just meet some people who are even more depraved than you are! And there’s a party with free beer involved! Read on…
Yoshihiro Nishimura, director of last year’s TOKYO GORE POLICE, introduces tonight’s show of the 1977 psychedelic masterpiece HOUSE, plus his own new film VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL tomorrow and on Monday. Tomorrow’s show of VAMPIRE GIRL is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Monday encore. Nishimura will also intro a midnight Friday show of HARD REVENGE, MILLY and a Monday afternoon show of SAMURAI PRINCESS (the encore of MILLY screens on Monday, as well). Joining him will be fellow travelers Noboru Iguchi (director of MACHINE GIRL) and Tsuyoshi Kazuno (CG director of most of Nishimura’s and Iguchi’s films).
Nishimura and crew will also be in full effect during Saturday’s TOKYO GORE NIGHT, which will showcase a selection of short film set in the TOKYO GORE POLICE universe, as well as much other madness. Tickets are going fast for this one-time-only show, so get yours now.
Award-winning pink film director Daisuke Goto just took home another trophy at last weekend’s Pink Film Awards, this time for the screenplay for a movie called THE NEXT. He also directed the impossible-to-believe-it-really-exists A LONELY COW WEEPS AT DAWN, now available on DVD from our sponsor Pink Eiga, and about an elderly farmer who confuses his daughter-in-law with a prize milk cow. Mr. Goto will be introducing his film BLIND LOVE at the top half of Friday night’s PINK POWER DOUBLE FEATURE #2. He will be joined by BLIND LOVE cinematographer Masahide Iioka.
Director / screenwriter / actor / action choreographer Tak Sakaguchi is practically an industry unto himself, and he’ll be introducing Friday night’s show of his second directorial effort, YOROI SAMURAI ZOMBIE, as well as Saturday night’s BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL, his more-than-manly directorial debut, which he also stars in. BE A MAN! encores on Monday afternoon, as well. Joining him wil be tough-as-nails stunt director Isao Karasawa, who holds two world records for being hit by cars.
All of our Japanese guests will also be hanging out at our Friday night JAPANESE GENRE PARTY, which is free to anyone holding a ticket stub to any of the Friday night shows (VAMPIRE GIRL, YOROI, PINK POWER #2 or HARD REVENGE MILLY). Just show your ticket stub at the door and we’ll let you in, where you can chat about exploding heads while drinking FREE Japanese beer from our kind sponsors at Kirin Beer. The party starts at 10:00 pm at a bar nearby IFC Center, and we’ll tell you the specific details during each film’s introduction. It’ll keep going until the beer runs out, or we do, whichever is first.
Jun 25 2009