Sion Sono’s ANTIPORNO 「アンチポルノ」: New Trailer from Nikkatsu

Nikkatsu have dropped a new trailer for Sion SONO’s much-anticipated feature Antiporno 「アンチポルノ」, the fourth film from the studio’s Roman Porno Reboot project to see theatrical release. Ami TOMITE (Tag) and Mariko TSUTSUI (The Land of Hope) star.

Antiporno hits theaters on January 28th with a rating of R18+. As with other series entries, an R15+ edition will also screen on BS Sky Perfect! from the same date.

Love is mystery. Lust is misery. English-subtitled trailer for Isao Yukisada’s AROUSED BY GYMNOPEDIES 「ジムノペディに乱れる」

Nikkatsu have published an English subtitled trailer for writer / director Isao YUKISADA’s Aroused by Gymnopedies 「ジムノペディに乱れる」, which was released in Japanese cinemas just last week. Yukisada’s film was produced as a part of Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot project, and was the first of the series of five films to see release.

Aroused by Gymnopedies was written and directed by Yukisada, who co-wrote with Anne HORIZUMI (Five Minutes to Tomorrow), and stars actor and comedian Itsuji ITAO (Tokyo Gore Police), Sumire ASHINA, and Izumi OKAMURA (The Virgin Psychics).

Uncensored English trailer for Akihiko Shiota’s WET WOMAN IN THE WIND is NSFW as hell

Nikkatsu have prepared a fully English-subtitled trailer for Akihiko SHIOTA’s Wet Woman in the Wind 「風に濡れた女」, and it certainly doesn’t mince words… or images. The second film to be released as part of the Roman Porno Reboot project, the R18+ rated Wet Woman in the Wind is in Japanese theaters from December 17th 2016, and will also be broadcast on BS SKY PerfectTV in an R15+ edition. Yuki MAMIYA (Crawler in the Attic) and Tasuku NAGAOKA (Why Don’t you Play in Hell) star.

The new trailer follows below (I’ve included the creatively, colorfully censored general audience-ready Japanese theatrical trailer for comparison), and is definitely not safe for work.

New trailer for Kazuya Shiraishi’s DAWN OF THE FELINES 「牝猫たち」

The third film in Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot series now has a trailer and release date. Dawn of the Felines「牝猫たち」, from director Kazuya SHIRAISHI (Twisted Justice), will arrive in Japanese cinemas on January 14th, 2017. The film, rated R18+, will also be broadcast on BS Sky PerfectTV in an R15+ edition.

Dawn of the Felines is both written and directed by Shiraishi, and stars Satsuki MAUE, Juri IBATA, and Michie.

English-language trailer for Nikkatsu’s 45th anniversary Roman Porno Reboot

We’re getting our first English-friendly look at Nikkatsu’s much-anticipated Roman Porno Reboot project, featuring five new films from some of Japan’s top directorial talent. Nikkatsu began releasing the films just this past weekend, with Isao YUKISADA’s Aroused by Gymnopedies, and an additional film in the series will be released each month from there.

The English-subtitled trailer for Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot is below, followed by the trailers for Yukisada’s Aroused by Gymnopedies and Akihiko SHIOTA’s Wet Woman in the Wind.

‘ANTI-PORNO’, ‘Terra Formars’, and ‘Wet Woman in the Wind’ in International Competition at 22nd annual L’Étrange Festival

Two features from Nikkatsu’s 45th anniversary Roman Porno Reboot are in International Competition at this year’s L’Étrange Festival of genre cinema – SONO Sion’s ANTI-PORNO and SHIOTA Akihiko’s Wet Woman in the Wind (Kaze ni Nurute Onna), which will respectively be making their European and French premieres at the festival.

ANTI-PORNO follows a fashion icon who, while awaiting an interview in her apartment, takes to dominating her personal assistant, while Wet Woman in the Wind concerns a reclusive stage actor and the young woman who just won’t let him be. Each film was produced under certain restrictive conditions, a combination of limited shooting schedules and concise run-time demands, in accordance with the shooting practices for Nikkatsu’s original Roman Porno series, which began in 1971.

Also up for competition is MIIKE Takashi’s Terra Formars, the live-action adaptation of the manga series of the same name, which follows a band of genetically altered super-humans with animal-sourced fighting abilities doing battle with monstrous cockroach people on the red planet. Distributed by Warner Brothers in Japan, Terra Formars will be making its French premiere at the festival.

L’Étrange Festival’s International Competition is a joint venture between the festival and the Canal+ Cinéma channel, and the winning film will be licensed for future airing on the channel. Details of the 22nd L’Étrange Festival are available at the official website.

Wet Woman in the Wind © 2016 Nikkatsu
Wet Woman in the Wind © 2016 Nikkatsu

Nikkatsu celebrates 45 years of Roman Porno with Nakata Hideo’s WHITE LILY

Director NAKATA Hideo (RinguL: Change the World) is set to return to his film-making roots this Winter with the release of White Lily, one of several new feature films produced as a part of Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot series.

Nikkatsu formally ceased production of its lauded Roman Porno series in 1988, but produced revival versions of some of its classic features as part of 2010’s Roman Porno Returns series. Roman Porno Reboot is a co-venture between Nikkatsu and BS Sky Perfect! marking the 45th anniversary of the original Roman Porno series, and featuring all-new productions from such acclaimed directors as YUKISADA Isao, SONO Sion, SHIRAISHI Kazuya and SHIOTA Akihiko.

Nakata, who joined Nikkatsu in 1985 as an assistant director, cut his film-making teeth on the final productions in the original Roman Porno series, and was excited to revisit it as a director in his own right. “In my student days I admired the freedom and anti-establishment atmosphere of Roman Porno, and joined Nikkatsu to become a director, but the series ended before that could happen. So I was overjoyed to accept this offer, and accomplish my desire of the last thirty years.” (comments courtesy of natalie.mu)

White Lily explores a relationship between two women, and stars ASUKA Rin (Kamen Rider W) and YAMAGUCHI Kaori (Gokuaku Gambo).