Most Popular Titles With Shinsuke Ashida

1. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

2. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)
208 min | Drama, History, War
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In the World War II, the pacifist and humanist Japanese Kaji accepts to travel with his wife Michiko to the tiny Manchurian village Loh Hu Liong to work as supervisor in an iron ore mine to... See full summary »

3. The Fall of Ako Castle (1978)
159 min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »

4. A Taxing Woman (1987)
127 min | Comedy, Crime
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Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is... See full summary »

5. Death of a Tea Master (1989)
107 min | Drama, History
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Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death. Years before: Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who ... See full summary »

6. Red Angel (1966)
95 min | Drama, Romance, War
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In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of ... See full summary »

7. The Setting Sun (1992)
150 min | Drama
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A Japanese soldier is forced to question alliances when he meets and falls in love with the leader of the rebel movement.

9. Underworld Beauty (1958)
87 min | Crime, Drama
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10. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)
114 min | Action, Drama, War
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Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of ... See full summary »

11. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)
79 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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A sharpshooter kills two prisoners in a police van at night. The guard on the van is suspended for six months; he's Tamon, an upright, modest man. He begins his own investigation into the ... See full summary »

12. Endless Desire (1958)
101 min | Comedy
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On August 15, ten years after the Pacific War, five people meet at a station. Their purpose is to dig out a cache of morphine -- now worth sixty million yen -- that HASHIMOTO, an army ... See full summary »

13. The Chase (1958)
116 min | Crime, Drama
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14. Moeru aki (1979)
137 min
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15. Never Give Up (1978)
143 min
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16. Nora inu (1973)
104 min | Crime, Drama
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When his pistol is stolen, police detective Murakami is humiliated, especially when the gun is later implicated in a crime. Working with his superior, Chief Detective Sato, Murakami works ... See full summary »

17. The Shadow Within (1970)
97 min
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Hamajima is a quiet, hard-working man, whose life changes drastically when he reunites with a lovely childhood friend and her strange little boy.

19. Ôkami (1955)
127 min | Drama
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20. Subete ga kurutteru (1960)
71 min | Drama
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21. Darkness at Noon (1956)
122 min | Drama
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22. Childhood Days (1990)
119 min | Drama
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Bombing during World War II resulted in whole urban populations fleeing to the countryside, and this created a meeting of urban and rural cultures. Shinji (a young boy evacuated from Tokyo)... See full summary »

23. Kaze tachinu (1976)
94 min | Drama
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24. My Second Brother (1960)
101 min | Drama
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Being a faithful 'company man', Yoshikawa moves steadily ahead within the Toho corporation. But Kaji, his old friend, makes his way through the dark side of the social world, working for a ... See full summary »

25. The Incident (1978)
138 min | Drama
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26. Blue Christmas (1978)
133 min | Sci-Fi
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UFOs appear on Earth, and people who actually see them suddenly find that their blood has turned blue. Soon panic and hysteria result in the new "blue-bloods" being persecuted by the rest ... See full summary »

27. Chikadô no taiyô made (1968)
196 min | Drama
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Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel ... See full summary »

28. Keisho sakazuki (1992)
119 min | Drama
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29. Shôwa zankyô-den: Karajishi botan (1966)
89 min | Action, Crime
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30. Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen (1973)
184 min | Drama, Family, Romance, War
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31. Burden of Love (1955)
111 min | Comedy
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Jozaburo Araki is the head of a famous family-owned wholesale pharmaceutical store with a well-established history. At present he is the Minister of Health and Welfare, and is considering ... See full summary »

32. Sugata Sanshiro (1977)
143 min
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

33. Konoko no nanatsu no oiwai ni (1982)
111 min | Drama, Mystery
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34. The Bastard (1963)
95 min | Drama
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35. Haru no kane (1985)
128 min | Drama, Romance
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36. Meiso chizu (1983)
136 min | Mystery
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37. Kemono no nemuri (1960)
85 min | Mystery
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38. Jirô monogatari (1987)
110 min | Drama
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39. Joyu (1956)
104 min | Drama
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40. Akuma no machi (1956)
79 min | Crime
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44. Mayonaka no shôtaijô (1981)
125 min | Drama, Mystery
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45. Oishinbo (1996)
105 min | Drama
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46. Men and War (1970)
197 min
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47. Ankoku no ryoken (1959)
88 min | Mystery
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48. Gendai-jin (1952)
Drama
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49. Genji monogatari (1980 TV Movie)
150 min | Drama, Romance
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