Latest Titles With Tôru Abe
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8. Yasha-ga-ike (1979)
123 min | Romance, Fantasy
Outside of a small village in Japan, a mysterious pond is inhabited by mythic creatures. Their story is of revenge, tragedy, and the power of real love. A classical tale which translates ... See full summary »
15. Ballad of Orin (1977)
109 min | Drama
A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.
23. Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
89 min | Drama, Thriller
Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan.
25. Sukeban: Tamatsuki asobi (1974)
87 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Released from reform school, the Girl Boss (Yuko Kano) and her girl gang enter in conflict with another girl gang who are allied to the powerful Yakuza Boss (Toru Abe). The Girl Boss teams ... See full summary »
27. Yasagure anego den: sôkatsu rinchi (1973)
86 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Ocho is accidentally captured by a drug trafficking cartel who use Chinese women to smuggle drugs into Japan by hiding it in their vaginas. She is tortured, and manages to escape, fighting ... See full summary »
30. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
R | 89 min | Action, Drama
In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
31. Sukeban gerira (1972)
84 min | Action
Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there. Successful for a short time ... See full summary »
32. The Lustful Shogun and His 21 Concubines (1972)
The Tokugawa new Shogun is not interested in women. A nobleman with the help of a lady thief replaces the Shogun with a double, while he learns about love. But the double finds pleasure not only in women, but in his new status.
80 min | Action
Thirsting for revenge, Jokichi rashly attempts to assassinate the evil Chogoro but ends up being captured by Yakuza. His life is spared by Boss Juzaburo, in order that the harmony of an ... See full summary »
37. Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure
Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart?
38. Queen Bee Strikes Again (1971)
Action, Crime, Drama
In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it's way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to ... See full summary »
41. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.
Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten
42. Kaidan nobori ryû (1970)
85 min | Action, Drama, Horror
Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents' leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing... See full summary »
43. Gekido no showashi 'Gunbatsu' (1970)
134 min | Drama, War
Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But... See full summary »
45. Ezo yakata no ketto (1970)
131 min | Action
1864. Samurai Shinbei is sent in a secret mission to Ezo, in the North of Japan, to stop riots of villagers commanded by Jirozaemon. A Russian count's daughter, the village leader's daughter and a secret treasure add up to the adventure.