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Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (1965-1968)

Cast: Kei Sato, Kei Sato, Katsuo Nakamura, more...
Director: Nagisa Oshima, Nagisa Oshima, Nagisa Oshima
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Foreign, Japan, Crime, Erotica, Criterion Collection, Drama, Coming of Age , Politics and Social Issues, Comedies, Black Comedy
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

Synopses
Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 1 of 5): Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Often called the Godard of the East, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima was one of the most provocative film artists of the twentieth century, and his works challenged and shocked the cinematic world for decades. Following his rise to prominence at Shochiku, Oshima struck out to form his own production company, Sozo-sha, in the early sixties. That move ushered in the prolific period of his career that gave birth to the five films collected here. Unsurprisingly, this studio renegade was fascinated by stories of outsiders - serial killers, rabid hedonists, and stowaway misfits are just some of the social castoffs you'll meet in these audacious, cerebral entries in the New Wave surge that made Japan a hub of truly daredevil moviemaking.


A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in one libidinous rush - fully expecting to be tracked down and killed. Oshima's dip into the waters of the popular soft-core "pink film" genre is a compelling journey into excess.

Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 2 of 5): Violence at Noon (1966)
Violence at Noon concerns the odd circumstances surrounding a horrific murder and rape spree. In a twist, the film is as much about the two women who protect the violent man - his wife and a former victim - as it is about him. Containing more than two thousand cuts and a wealth of inventive widescreen compositions, this coolly fragmented character study is a mesmerizing investigation of criminality and social decay.

Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 3 of 5): Sing a Song of Sex (1967)
In Oshima's enigmatic tale, four sexually hungry high school students preparing for their university entrance exams meet up with an inebriated teacher singing bawdy drinking songs. This encounter sets them on a less than academic path. Oshima's hypnotic, free-form depiction of generational political apathy features stunning color cinematography.

Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 4 of 5): Japanese Summer - Double Suicide (1967)
A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster - these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima's devilish, absurdist portrait of what he deemed the death drive in Japanese youth culture.

Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 5 of 5): Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)
A trio of bumbling young men frolic at the beach. While they swim, their clothes are stolen and replaced with new outfits. Donning these, they are mistaken for undocumented Koreans and end up on the run from comically outraged authorities. A cutting commentary on Japan's treatment of its Korean immigrants, this is Nagisa Oshima at both his most politically engaged and madcap.

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Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 1 of 5): Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
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Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 2 of 5): Violence at Noon (1966)
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Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 3 of 5): Sing a Song of Sex (1967)
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Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 4 of 5): Japanese Summer - Double Suicide (1967)
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Eclipse Series 21 - Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (Criterion) (Disc 5 of 5): Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)
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