Hey, Toronto! The Twitch Curated Tokyo Drifters Series Continues Saturday With Hard Boiled Noir INTIMIDATION!!

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
The Twitch curated Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years Of Nikkatsu screening series continues this Saturday with a rare screening of Kurahara Koreyoshi's Intimidation. Kurahara's film is one of the purest examples of a Japanese take on American film noir and has seldom been seen on screens on this side of the ocean.

A lean, efficient crime thriller from prolific Nikkatsu vet Koreyoshi Kurahara, Intimidation focuses on Takita (Nobuo Kaneko), an ambitious, rising bank manager at a regional branch clawing his way to the top of his firm by any means necessary -- most often by walking all over his meek underling and childhood friend Nakaike (Akira Nishimura). On the verge of his promotion to head office, Takita has his world upended when a mysterious blackmailer appears with proof that Takita has been cooking the books at his branch. There is only one way for Takita to avoid exposure: help the blackmailer rob the bank where he works. A brilliant Japanization of American film noir, this tightly plotted and finely wrought little gem displays Kurahara's caustic view of Japanese class relations and his country's hypocritical culture of success.
Watch a scene below and find complete series details and order tickets here!
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  • Wintle

    Thanks for the info!

  • Wintle

    Could you share which films will be presented in 35mm? Thanks!

  • Everything other than Massacre Gun (which screened last week from HD CAM) and Tokyo Drifter (which will screen off of digi beta, with subtitles projected live as there isn't a subtitled exhibition copy in any format) will be from 35mm. Of the 35mm prints, Branded To Kill will also have live subtitling for the same reason. Retaliation, Rusty Knife, The Sun Of The Last Days Of The Shogunate, A Colt Is My Passport and Stray Cat Rock are all from newly restored 35mm prints. The other 35mm prints are slightly older but still in very good shape.

  • J Hurtado

    Explain "live subtitling"

  • Soft titling. We've got the time coded dialogue list, which is loaded into separate software and run through a second projector to throw the subtitles up on the bottom of the screen. We'll have someone there there running / monitoring the subtitles in real time to keep them in synch.

  • J Hurtado

    Neat

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