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Putting Nikkatsu back on the map

Series rediscovers a forgotten peak

'The Warped Ones' is a little-seen, 1960 classic of angry young men from director Koreyoshi Kurahara. "The Warped Ones" is a little-seen, 1960 classic of angry young men from director Koreyoshi Kurahara. (Courtesy of the Brattle Film Foundation)
By Wesley Morris
Globe Staff / April 19, 2008

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In the late 1950s and early 1960s, if the movies were a kind of mountain range with a lot of the world's great directors at their creative and commercial peaks, the Nikkatsu film studio of Japan represented a summit you couldn't see. Nikkatsu had been around since the silent era, but postwar pop and a Western influence kicked things up ... (Full article: 588 words)

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