Wednesday, April 16, 2014

POSTER - "JOY GIRLS" the German Story of a Prostitute

Check out this sleazy poster for the German release of Suzuki's Story of a Prostitute subtitled "JOY GIRLS. Click on the image to go to our extensive poster gallery and take a closer look.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

SCREENING - Branded to Kill in Toronto - March 9 10:00pm

The TIFF Cinematheque will be screening a rare imported archival 35mm print of Branded to Kill as part of their month long Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years of Nikkatsu retrospective.  Toronto's TIFF Cinematheque is the Toronto International Film Festivals year round home and host to the greatest film programs in the world.  If you're in the area don't miss this super rare opportunity to see Suzuki's masterpiece on the big screen.  Click here for all the details on the screening.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


In celebration on Nikkatsu Film Studio's 100th anniversary, the Japan Foundation of Los Angels is hosting a vintage movie poster exhibition.  Among the dozen on the display are rare early posters for Seijun Suzuki's Million Dollars Smash and Grab (1961) and The Guy Who Put Money On Me (1962).  Check of the Japan Foundation's website for location and times for the exhibit.

Monday, October 29, 2012

ARTICLE - The Making of a Seijun Suzuki Criterion Cover

Check out this article about creating the new cover art for The Criterion Collections rerelease of Branded to Kill and Tokyo Drifter.  Criterion's in-house designer Erik Stillman takes you through his artist process and shows off the various versions the cover art went through to arrive at the finished project.

POSTER - New Branded to Kill poster added

Just added this sweet alternate poster for Branded to Kill to our Poster section.  If you like it check out our extensive gallery of Seijun Suzuki posters.  Enjoy.

ART - Suzuki Poster Overload

We've got a trifecta of custom Seijun Suzuki poster art for you starting with this amazing festival poster.

Graphic designer Jon Wong, created this striking poster for a film festival dedicated to cult Japanese director Seijun Suzuki. Here's what he had to say about this work...

"Beast in a Neon Cage is the name of a film festival project for legendary cult director Seijun Suzuki. The name for the festival is a metaphor for the characters that appear in Suzuki’s films: gangsters and crooks who on the surface appear civilized, but underneath are wild beasts that are stuck in the “neon cage” of the Tokyo nightlife. Building on that idea and the psychedelic imagery of his films, the festival’s visuals burst with color. The sharp angles reflect the on-screen chaos and the cartoon imagery hints at the dark humor that frequents Suzuki’s work."

Next is great comic book inspired poster by artist Ian MacEwan showcased as part of  a yakuza-eiga inspired art show called BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY.  

Finally this fan-made Tokyo Drifter poster, artist unknown, has a serious Wes Anderson vibe.

Monday, August 13, 2012


We're a little late to the game but is reporting that John Woo will direct an English-language remake of Seijun Suzuki's Youth of the Beast, to be entitled Day of the Beast.  Here's some details...

Woo and his longtime partner Terence Chang will produce; the film will be a co-production of Woo and Chang's Lion Rocks Productions and the Nikkatsu Corporation. Rob Frisbee, who does not appear to have any previous credits, wrote the script.
With all the world suffering from remake fever, it's was only a matter of time before Hollywood tapped into the Suzuki well.  Suzuki was never known for his action direction, so it will be interesting to see what Woo can bring to the table and if he'll retain Suzuki's anarchic attitude.  Woo has made no secret of Suzuki influence on his filmmaking so this might have a chance to not suck.  Here the whole article to readify.