With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Kurosawa's YOJIMBO at Japan Society NY this Friday, March 2nd

Japan Society NY
presents
© 1961 Toho Co., Ltd.
Yojimbo
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
With Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada.
Japan, 1961, 110 minutes
B&W, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
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Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students / $5 Japan Society members

In writing about Akira Kurosawa's scruffy samurai classic starring the iconic Toshiro Mifune, preeminent Japanese film historian Donald Richie matter-of-factly states, "Yojimbo is the best-filmed of any of Kurosawa's pictures." A masterclass in widescreen framing and composition, the black-and-white cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa (and second unit cameraman Takao Saito) maximizes the film's minimal set, mostly consisting of a small town's dusty main road, with ingenious use of deep focus and wide angle lenses. Hugely influential in style and subject, Yojimbo went on to inspire a number of reworkings, including Sergio Leone's career-catapulting western A Fistful of Dollars.

Related Film Series: Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan's Greatest Cinematographer, April 13–28

THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA will be coming to digital, Blu-ray & DVD on March 27th

Well Go USA
presents
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia / Qi men dun jia
Directed by Yuen Wo Ping
Written and /Produced by Tsui Hark
China/Hong Kong, 2017, 113 minutes

Legendary director Yuen Wo Ping (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) and writer/producer Tsui Hark (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon) breathe new life into the wuxia genre, weaving together fantasy, humor, and breathtaking martial arts action when THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA lands on digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 27th from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Da Peng (City of Rock), Ni Ni (The Flowers of War), Aarif Lee (Syahadat cinta), Zhou Dongyu (Goldbuster), and “King of Chinese Rock” Wu Bai (New Police Story) star in the fantastical tale about a group of misfit fighters with supernatural abilities who battle an ancient evil bent on destroying mankind.. The bonus material includes a “making-of” featurette.

Synopsis:
Dao, a na├»ve young constable, discovers a secret society with supernatural abilities that has protected mankind for centuries. As he’s drawn into a power struggle within their ranks, they learn that an ancient creature with the power to destroy the world is rising - and it will take all of their powers combined to stop it.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

South Korean crime caper THE SWINDLERS will be available exclusively on Digital on March 6th

Well Go USA
presents
The Swindlers / Kkun
Written & Directed by Jang Chang-won
Starring Yoo Ji-tae, Hyun Bin & Bae Seong-woo
South Korea, 2017, 117 minutes

High stakes and fast talk are the game when the crime caper THE SWINDLERS debuts on digital March 6 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jang Chang-won, THE SWINDLERS stars Yoo Ji-tae (Oldboy), Hyun Bin (Secret Garden), Bae Seong-woo (No Tomorrow), Park Sung-woong (New World), newcomer Nana and Ahn Sae-ha (Will You Be There?) in the fast-paced tale of a group of con men go on a quest to hustle a Bernie Madoff-style scam artist.

Synopsis:
High stakes and fast talk are the game in this crime caper that brings together an all-star cast (Yoo Ji-tae, Hyun Bin, Bae Seong-woo, Park Sung-woong, Nana) as unlikely allies from different sides of the law. Each member of the team has their own motives, but they’ll have to work together to achieve their common goal - trapping the world’s most legendary con man.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Reminder - GODZILLA coming to Japan Society NY tomorrow!

Japan Society NY
presents
Godzilla (c) 1954 Toho Co., Ltd.
Godzilla / Gojira
Directed by Ishiro Honda
With Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, and Takashi Shimura 
Japan 1954, 96 minutes 
DCP, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
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Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students / $5 Japan Society members

NOTE: This screening is sold out.
However a waitlist will begin at 6:00 PM at the Box Office
Being on the waitlist doesn’t guarantee a seat, of course,
but it at least gives you a chance to see this fantastic film.

The seminal classic that introduced the world to kaiju eiga and everyone's favorite city-stomping radioactive monster.

Directed by Ishiro Honda, Godzilla provided the ultimate allegory for post-war nuclear anxiety through the story of a prehistoric sea creature rampaging through Tokyo after being awakened by underwater H-bomb testing.

A domestic box office hit that went on to enrapture international audiences and spawn over two dozen sequels and countless imitations, the original film still retains the power to inspire awe in its evocation of humanity's confrontation with the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation.

Related Event:
Directing Godzilla: The Life of Filmmaker Ishiro Honda
Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 PM

Special Offer: Save $2 on the Directing Godzilla: The Life of Filmmaker Ishiro Honda talk with your ticket purchase to this screening. To redeem, add both tickets to your cart and the discount will automatically be deducted. (No code necessary.)