The Best Asian Movies of the 1960s

Although I have already incoporated some of the very best Asian movies cinema has to offer in my best of-lists of a decade there are plenty of films that are more than worthy to be discovered. The reason why I started a new series of listings is simply that many Asian movies are very different of what we came to know of from American or European cinema. To fully appreciate the films on this list you should be open-minded because some of the craziness that asian directors think of goes way beyond that of what Western movie makers churn out every year. But it is exactly that often groundbreaking craziness which makes movies from Asia that much fun.

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PS: The movies are sorted by year and not necessarily by my preference. This list is by no means complete as I will add new worthwhile films as I stumble across them.
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1.
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. (151 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
2.
The Sinners of Hell (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell. (101 mins.)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
“ "Jigoku - Sinners of Hell" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
3.
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends. (111 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
“ "When a Woman Ascends the Stairs" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
4.
Akibiyori (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends. (128 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ "Late Autumn" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
5.
Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men. (96 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
“ "Cruel Story of Youth" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
6.
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. (190 mins.)
“ "Human Condition III - A Soldier's Prayer" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
7.
Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Yojimbo" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
8.
Pigs and Battleships (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization that is tearing itself apart. (108 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ "Pigs and Battleships" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
9.
Harakiri (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
“ "Harakiri" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
10.
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Zatoichi 1: The Tale of Zatoichi" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
11.
Zoku Zatôichi monogatari (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, learns of a powerful political figure's secret and is quickly tailed by a group of killers. (72 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
“ "Zatoichi 2: The Tale of Zatoichi Continues" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
12.
Sanjuro (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. (96 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Sanjuro" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
13.
Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga... (104 mins.)
Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
“ "Ninja Band of Assassins" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
14.
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. (113 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ "An Autumn Afternoon" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
15.
Youth of the Beast (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other. (92 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
“ "Youth of the Beast" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
16.
Marine Battleground (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A division of marines survive a battle with the Chinese army but find themselves stranded without contact on the wrong side of the front. (110 mins.)
Director: Man-hui Lee
“ "The Marines Who Never Returned" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
17.
High and Low (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "High and Low" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
18.
Matango (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ "Matango" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
19.
New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home. (91 mins.)
Director: Tokuzô Tanaka
“ "Zatoichi 3: New Tale of Zatoichi" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
20.
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A yakuza gang targets the blind masseur Zatoichi after he defeats their group in a wrestling match. Meanwhile a long lost love of Zatoichi's returns to his life. (86 mins.)
Director: Tokuzô Tanaka
“ "Zatoichi 4: The Fugitive" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
21.
Zatoichi on the Road (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Zatoichi promises to deliver a maiden safely home but finds two dangerous gangs have a mysterious interest in the young girl. (85 mins.)
“ "Zatoichi 5: On the Road" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
22.
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When poor peasants kidnap a magistrate's daughter to coerce him into reducing taxes, a wandering ronin and two renegades from the magistrate's guard take up the fight for them. (95 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
“ "Three Outlaw Samurai" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
23.
Kwaidan (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
“ "Kwaidan" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
24.
Onibaba (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
“ "Onibaba" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
25.
Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Zatoichi is mistaken for a thief. To clear his name he must find and defeat the real villain. (83 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Ikehiro
“ "Zatoichi 6: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
26.
Gate of Flesh (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory... (90 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
“ "Gate of Flesh" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
27.
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ "Godzilla vs. Mothra" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
28.
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being wounded in a fight, Zatoichi is nursed to health by a young woman and her father. Now indebted to the family, he works to protect their ferry business from local thugs. (82 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Ikehiro
“ "Zatoichi 7: Zatoichi's Flashing Sword" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
29.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat. (93 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ "Ghidora, the Three-Headed Monster" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
30.
Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Zatoichi witnesses the murder of a young mother he promises to deliver the baby to the father. Along the way he gains the help of a reluctant criminal. (87 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Zatoichi 8: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
31.
Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The blind swordsman tries to locate a girl's missing father. (86 mins.)
“ "Zatoichi 9: Adventures of Zatoichi" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
32.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
“ "The Woman in the Dunes" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
33.
Intentions of Murder (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar. (150 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ "Intentions of Murder" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
34.
Kenjû zankoku monogatari (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A convict fresh out of prison, with a handicapped sister, is coerced by a wealthy mob boss into organizing an armored racetrack car heist. (87 mins.)
Director: Takumi Furukawa
“ "Cruel Gun Story" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
35.
Illusion of Blood (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A samurai warrior is haunted by the spirit of his first wife. (105 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
“ "Illusion of Blood" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
36.
Red Beard (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern. (185 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Red Beard" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
37.
Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After Zatoichi learns of his sensei's murder he uncovers a horrible conspiracy involving the local government and crime family. (84 mins.)
Director: Akira Inoue
“ "Zatoichi 10: Zatoichi's Revenge" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
38.
Samurai Spy (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century. (102 mins.)
“ "Samurai Spy" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
39.
Sword of the Beast (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After killing a counselor of his clan, a fugitive samurai befriends a couple poaching the shogun's gold in the mountains. (85 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
“ "Sword of the Beast" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
40.
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters. (94 mins.)
Director: Inoshirô Honda
“ "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
41.
Zatoichi sakate giri (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, searches for proof an imprisoned man's innocence. (88 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
“ "Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
42.
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A samurai with a high skill in chess makes friends with Zatoichi, who finds that things become peculiar in his presence. (87 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Zatoichi 12: Zatoichi and the Chess Expert" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
43.
Ken ki (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Hanpei is an orphan mistreated by other vassals of the manor. He loves flowers and is named the castle gardener... (83 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Sword Devil" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
44.
A Fugitive from the Past (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels. (183 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
“ "Fugitive from the Past - Strait of Hunger" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
45.
House of Terrors (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A man, Chonin Mitake, dies crazy after long agony, and his dead body is cremated. His widow Yoshi, investigating on the past of her husband... (81 mins.)
Director: Hajime Satô
“ "The Ghost of the Hunchback" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
46.
The Demilitarized Zone (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The film exposes the atrocities of war through the eyes of two children who are stranded in the DMZ after the end of the Korean War... (62 mins.)
Director: Sang-ho Park
“ "The Demilitarized Zone" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
47.
A Devilish Murder (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A jealous mother kills her daughter-in-law with the maid's help. But the murdered woman's spirit takes the form of a cat to seek revenge. (93 mins.)
Director: Yong-min Lee
“ "A Devilish Murder" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
48.
The Sword of Doom (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. (119 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
“ "Sword of Doom" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
49.
Daimajin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord. (84 mins.)
“ "Daimajin" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
50.
Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Promising to make a delivery for a dying man, the blind swordsman Zatoichi comes across the usual crime gangs but also meets a blind monk who brings into question his use of violence. (83 mins.)
Director: Tokuzô Tanaka
“ "Zatoichi 13: Zatoichi's Vengeance" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
51.
Return of Daimajin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers. (79 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Return of Daimajin" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
52.
Black Tight Killers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A military photographer takes a cute stewardess out to dinner where she is promptly kidnapped. Deciding that he has fallen in love with the girl, our "hero" decides to investigate her kidnapping himself. (87 mins.)
Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
“ "Black Tight Killers" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
53.
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Zatoichi's trek through 88 temples to atone for his violent past is interrupted as he stumbles into a village terrorized by a violent yakuza boss. (82 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Ikehiro
“ "Zatoichi 14: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
54.
The Embryo Hunts in Secret (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man keeps his girlfriend tied up in his small apartment and tortures her. She is undressed, subjected to various types of bondage, whipped, and tortured with a razor blade. (72 mins.)
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
“ "The Embryo Hunts in Secret" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
55.
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back. (128 mins.)
“ "Samurai Rebellion" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
56.
Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Zatoichi, while fighting off the usual group of gangsters, meets the apprentice of the swordsman who created his blade, who relays bad news about the sword. (93 mins.)
“ "Zatoichi 15: Zatoichi's Cane Sword" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
57.
The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen. (111 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "The One-Armed Swordsman" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
58.
Violated Angels (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young man breaks into a nurse's rooming house and one-by-one kills off nurses. (56 mins.)
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
“ "Violated Angels" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
59.
Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a town where debt-ridden peasants are being ruthlessly exploited, Zatoichi is forced to take sides between a cruel yakuza boss and his seemingly altruistic rival. (96 mins.)
Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
“ "Zatoichi 16: Zatoichi the Outlaw" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
60.
Kill! (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal. (115 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
“ "Kill!" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
61.
Branded to Kill (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One. (91 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
“ "Branded to Kill" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
62.
Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law. (87 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Zatoichi 17: Zatoichi Challenged" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
63.
Dragon Inn (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection... (111 mins.)
Director: King Hu
“ "Dragon Gate Inn" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
64.
Snake Woman's Curse (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
“ "The Snake Woman's Curse" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
65.
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official. (82 mins.)
“ "Zatoichi 18: Zatoichi and the Fugitives" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
66.
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ "Destroy All Monsters" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
67.
Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Zatoichi is tricked by a crime gang into killing a man. Realizing his mistake, he sets out to protect the dead man's sister, who is conflicted in accepting his help. (84 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ "Zatoichi 19: Samaritan Zatoichi" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
68.
Kuroneko (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai. (99 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
“ "Kuroneko" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
69.
The Snow Woman (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The lives of a master sculptor and his young apprentice are changed forever when they meet an evil witch during a snow storm. (79 mins.)
Director: Tokuzô Tanaka
“ "Ghost Story of the Snow Witch" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
70.
Chivalrous Geisha (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(99 mins.)
“ "Red Peony Gambler: Lady Yakuza" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
71.
“ "Red Peony Gambler 2: Gambler's Obligation" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
72.
Goyokin (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place. (124 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
“ "Goyokin - Official Gold" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
73.
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer... (101 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ "Return of the One-Armed Swordsman" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
74.
Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men. (99 mins.)
Director: Teruo Ishii
“ "Horrors of Malformed Men" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
75.
Jigokuhen (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A rebellious Korean artist tests the limits of his sadistic patron, an omnipotent feudal Japanese lord... (95 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
“ "Portrait of Hell" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
76.
Blind Beast (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model. (86 mins.)
“ "Blind Beast" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
77.
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan. (107 mins.)
“ "Funeral Parade of Roses" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
78.
“ "Violent Virgin" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
79.
Double Suicide (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan. (142 mins.)
“ "Double Suicide" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
80.
Boy (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
“ "Boy" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
81.
The Haunted Castle (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman turns to the supernatural to wreak revenge on an murderous warlord. (82 mins.)
Director: Tokuzô Tanaka
“ "The Haunted Castle" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
82.
“ "Red Peony Gambler 3: Flower Cards Match" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
83.
Red Peony Gambler: Second Generation Ceremony (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The industrial revolution comes to Japan with the introduction of the railroad system. This led to clashes between boatmen, whose livelihoods are threatened, and the railway construction workers. (95 mins.)
Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
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