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A history of Nikkatsu: guns, girls, pigs and pantyhose

18 June 2013 7:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Dan Auty 19 Jun 2013 - 06:55

Dan looks back at the best films to come out of Japan's Nikkatsu studio...

Formed in 1912, Nikkatsu was Japan’s oldest film studio, and prior to World War II, one the most prolific and successful. The Japanese government’s control and consolidation of the film industry during the war years effectively forced Nikkatsu to cease movie production, and the studio spent more than a decade working solely in exhibition and distribution.

In 1954, the company resumed production, and entered a period that was not only a golden era for the company, but for Japanese cinema in general. Eschewing the period samurai films being made elsewhere, Nikkatsu focused on contemporary stories - action and crime movies, comedies and the increasingly popular ‘wild youth’ films, attracting young, imaginative filmmakers who had found it hard to flourish within the regimented structure of studios like Toho and Shochiku. Throughout the 60s, »

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