View Full Version : Nobuo Nakagawa et al.'s THIS IS JAPAN (NIHON ZANKOKU MONOGATARI)
04-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Has anyone here seen Nobuo Nakagawa et al.'s mondo film This Is Japan (Nihon zankoku monogatari) - a.k.a. "Nippon zankoku monogatari" and "Cruel Tales of Japan"? It's narrated by Teru Miyata, and includes underwater footage shot by Eishin Ôsaki. It was produced by Shin-Tôhô Kôgyô and Shibata Productions (Manzô Shibata executive produced it), and released theatrically in Japan by the former on June 22, 1963. (Apparently, Shin-Tôhô Kôgyô changed its name to "Shin-Tôhô Eiga" the following year. The English-language name of Shin-Tôhô Eiga is "Shintoho Pictures"; the company is a producer and distributor of pink films (pinku eiga).)
JMDb: This Is Japan (http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1963/cm001980.htm)
04-06-2010, 06:07 AM
Only came across the name once or twice But I didn't had the chance to buy it... I've been searching for over 9 years now, mostly on Japanese websites but sadly with no result...:(
04-06-2010, 08:54 PM
Above is a Japanese theatrical poster for This Is Japan.
BTW, Nakagawa is perhaps best known as the director of Hell (Jigoku) - a.k.a. "The Sinners of Hell" - which was produced by Shintoho Company Ltd. (Shin-Tôhô K.K.), and released theatrically in Japan by it on July 30, 1960. Note that still-active Shintoho Pictures Co. Ltd. (http://www.shin-toho.com/) (Shin-Tôhô Eiga K.K.) isn't the same company as long-defunct Shintoho Company Ltd. (Shin-Tôhô K.K.). The latter went bankrupt on August 31, 1961; its successor in rights became International Television Films Inc. (http://www.kokusaihoei.co.jp/) (Kokusai Hôei K.K.).
04-07-2010, 02:57 AM
That is an awesome fucking poster!
04-07-2010, 06:58 AM
Holy fuck. It's like they found a process to somehow etch a persons nightmare directly from their brain onto a piece of paper.
04-07-2010, 10:11 AM
I like Japanese film posters, Thay are so F*cking violent... I have one from Africa Addio, And one of Nuova Guinea: L'isola dei cannibali... The artwork is magnificent!
04-07-2010, 10:32 AM
Beautiful poster. Sublime.
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