With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, January 31, 2016

THE SWORD OF DOOM at Japan Society next Friday, February 5th

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Tatsuya Nakadai (Sword of Doom © 1966 Toho Co., Ltd.)
The Sword of Doom / Daibosatsu Toge)
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
With Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshiro Mifune, Michiyo Aratama,
Yuzo Kayama, and Yoko Naito
Japan, 1966, 121 minutes, 35mm, b/w
In Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, NYC

Director Kihachi Okamoto’s exceptionally dark swordplay classic turns 50 this year. Starring Tatsuya Nakadai as a nihilistic samurai with large, hollow eyes who gradually becomes the embodiment of evil by mercilessly killing everyone in his path, The Sword of Doom abandons the mythos of samurai chivalry in order to explore the extremities of violence and chaos.

Featuring some of Japanese cinema’s most memorable sword fight scenes in extraordinary widescreen black and white photography (including an exceptional nighttime snow battle with Toshiro Mifune), Okamoto’s harsh yet aesthetically beautiful film still has the power to evoke shock and awe.

Toshiro Mifune (Sword of Doom © 1966 Toho Co., Ltd.)

Tickets: $12/$9 seniors & students/$5 Japan Society members

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Year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema on the first Friday of every month.

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