Girls! Guns! Ghosts! The Sensational Films of Shintoho

When 9 May 2013 - 26 May 2013
Where Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

Vampire Bride, 1960, Japan. Directed by Kyotaro Namiki. 80 min, digital. Courtesy of Shintoho Co. Ltd.

May 9 – 26 2013

Press Release:

Specializing in noir, horror, and risqué oddities, Japan’s Shintoho studio produced more than 500 films in 14 years. The company went bankrupt in 1961, and few of their films have been seen in the West—until now. Though they produced works by masters like Kurosawa and Ozu, they are best remembered in Japan for their low-budget, high-concept genre films. Shintoho is comparable to American International Pictures, who, along with producer/director Roger Corman, flooded American drive-ins in the 1960s with tales of rebellious teenagers, vampires, werewolves, and curvy girls in bikinis. Join us for the West Coast premiere of these eight newly-remastered hidden gems.

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