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1. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
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The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryûzô Shimada Action | Adventure | Drama 96 mins.
2. Gate of Hell (1953) Gate of Hell (1953)
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. Dir: Teinosuke Kinugasa With: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata Drama | History | Romance 86 mins.
3. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma (1972) Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma (1972)
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In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the... Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Akiji Kobayashi Action | Drama 95 mins.
4. Goyôkiba (1972) Goyôkiba (1972)
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Hanzo is an incorruptible and unorthodox officer in Edo, as famous for his self-discipline and his love shaft as his sword... Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiji Asaoka, Mari Atsumi Action 94 mins.
5. Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (1972) Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (1972)
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In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to... Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô, Yûko Hama Action | Drama 89 mins.
6. Kozure ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru (1972) Kozure ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru (1972)
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The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Tomoko Mayama Action | Drama 83 mins.
7. The Last Samurai (1974) The Last Samurai (1974)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Masaomi Kondô Action | Drama 159 mins.
8. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970) Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
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Cowritten by star Shintaro Katsu, this adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes:... Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Reiko Ôhara, Pîtâ Drama | Adventure | Action 96 mins.
9. Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô (1973) Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô (1973)
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Fifth film in the Lone Wolf & Cub Series. 5 warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each has 1/5th of Ogami's... Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Michiyo Ôkusu, Akihiro Tomikawa Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 89 mins.
10. Zatôichi monogatari (1974 TV Series) Zatôichi monogatari (1974 TV Series)
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs. With: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi Action | Drama 45 mins.
11. Zatôichi monogatari (1974 TV Series) Zatôichi monogatari (1974 TV Series)
Episode: Traveling Alone (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Ganjirô Nakamura, Akira Nakao Action | Drama 45 mins.
12. Zatôichi monogatari (1974 TV Series) Zatôichi monogatari (1974 TV Series)
Episode: The Kannon Statue That Was Tied (1974)
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi Action | Drama 45 mins.
13. Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It) (2008) Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It) (2008)
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Tale of vengeance -- outlaw style -- as Red Pierre hunts down legendary gunman Bob McGurk to avenge the murder of his Mother and Father. Dir: Lance Doty With: John Doman, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Hephner Action | Adventure | Western 110 mins.
14. Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964) Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
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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. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Nobuo Kaneko, Gen Kimura Action | Adventure | Drama 87 mins.
15. Little Red Riding Hood (2009 Video) Little Red Riding Hood (2009 Video)
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A satirized version of the iconic fairy tale retold with more than a few "twists". Little Red Riding... Dir: J.L. Carrozza With: Charli Henley, David Luce, Jonathan Daire Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror 15 mins.
16. Wrath of Daimajin (1966) Wrath of Daimajin (1966)
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Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Kôjirô Hongô, Shiho Fujimura, Taro Marui Drama | Fantasy 79 mins.
17. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965) Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
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A samurai with a high skill in chess makes friends with Zatoichi, who finds that things become peculiar in his presence. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Mikio Narita, Chizu Hayashi Drama | Adventure | Action 87 mins.
18. Samaritan Zatoichi (1968) Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)
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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. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Yoshiko Mita, Makoto Satô Drama | Action | Adventure 84 mins.
19. Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô (1967) Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô (1967)
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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. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Jûshirô Konoe, Miwa Takada Drama | Adventure | Action 87 mins.
20. Buddha (1961) Buddha (1961)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Kôjirô Hongô, Charito Solis, Shintarô Katsu Drama 154 mins.
21. Kiru (1962) Kiru (1962)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Shigeru Amachi, Masayo Banri Action | Drama 71 mins.
22. Mute Samurai (1973 TV Series) Mute Samurai (1973 TV Series)
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A master swordsman, Kiichi Hogan, wanders Japan in search of the Spanish swordsman who murdered his parents and slashed his throat 18 years before... Dir: Shintarô Katsu With: Tomisaburô Wakayama Action
23. Mute Samurai (1973 TV Series) Mute Samurai (1973 TV Series)
Episode: The Dangerous Highway (????)
An entire village is held hostage by brigands who have taken over the water supply during a terrible drought. Led by a beautiful woman, these vicious killers can only be stopped by one man, the 'Silent Samurai' Kiichi Hogan. Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Yûko Hama, Tomisaburô Wakayama Action
24. Ken ki (1965) Ken ki (1965)
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Hanpei is an orphan mistreated by other vassals of the manor. He loves flowers and is named the castle gardener... Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiko Sugata, Kei Satô 83 mins.
25. Hissatsu shiokinin (1973 TV Series) Hissatsu shiokinin (1973 TV Series)
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Dir: Eiichi Kudô, Koreyoshi Kurahara With: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yumiko Nogawa, Makoto Fujita Action | Drama 46 mins.
26. Hissatsu shiokinin (1973 TV Series) Hissatsu shiokinin (1973 TV Series)
Episode: Ningen no kuzu ya oharai (1973)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masaya Oki, Yumiko Nogawa Action | Drama 46 mins.
27. Devil's Temple (1969) Devil's Temple (1969)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Hideko Takamine, Michiyo Aratama Drama 76 mins.
28. Satan's Sword (1960) Satan's Sword (1960)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôjirô Hongô, Tamao Nakamura Action 106 mins.
29. Ken (1964) Ken (1964)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Yûsuke Kawazu, Hisaya Morishige Drama 94 mins.
30. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964) Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôichi Aihara, San'emon Arashi Drama 83 mins.
31. Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963) Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shigeru Amachi, San'emon Arashi, Saburô Date 93 mins.
32. Shirikurae Magoichi (1969) Shirikurae Magoichi (1969)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Komaki Kurihara, Kôjirô Hongô Action 95 mins.
33. Sakura no Daimon (1973) Sakura no Daimon (1973)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Michi Higashi Drama
34. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965) Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Sanae Nakahara Drama
35. Daibutsu kaigen (1952) Daibutsu kaigen (1952)
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Dir: Teinosuke Kinugasa With: Shinobu Araki, Kôtarô Bandô, Kazuo Hasegawa 129 mins.
36. Namida gawa (1967) Namida gawa (1967)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shiho Fujimura, Kiku Wakayagi, Rokko Toura Drama 79 mins.
37. Satan's Sword II (1960) Satan's Sword II (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôjirô Hongô, Tamao Nakamura Drama | Action
38. Kitsune no kureta akanbô (1971) Kitsune no kureta akanbô (1971)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Naoko Ôtani, Ichirô Nakatani Action | Drama 89 mins.
39. Muhomatsu no issho (1965) Muhomatsu no issho (1965)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Ineko Arima, Ken Utsui Adventure | History 96 mins.
40. Nyokei kazoku (1963) Nyokei kazoku (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Ayako Wakao, Machiko Kyô, Jiro Tamiya Drama 111 mins.
41. Momotarô-zamurai (1957) Momotarô-zamurai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Yôko Uraji, Seizaburô Kawazu 87 mins.
42. Kozure ôhkami - ko wo kashi ude kashi tsu (1973) Kozure ôhkami - ko wo kashi ude kashi tsu (1973)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Gô Katô 83 mins.
43. Nihiki no yojimbo (1968) Nihiki no yojimbo (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Tôru Abe, Miyoko Akaza, Hiroko Hasegawa 81 mins.
44. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy (1966) Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Shigeru Amachi, Shiho Fujimura Drama 79 mins.
45. Onnakeizu (1962) Onnakeizu (1962)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Michiyo Kogure, Masayo Banri Romance 99 mins.
46. Sisters of Nishijin (1952) Sisters of Nishijin (1952)
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A family of silkweavers are hit hard by industrialization. Dir: Kôzaburô Yoshimura With: Yumiko Miyagino, Mitsuko Miura, Yuko Tsumura Drama
47. Kyojin okuma shigenobu (1963) Kyojin okuma shigenobu (1963)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Jun Fujimaki, Asao Koike, Taketoshi Naitô Action
48. Yotsuya kaidan (1959) Yotsuya kaidan (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Kazuo Hasegawa, Yasuko Nakada, San'emon Arashi Horror 84 mins.
49. On the Road Forever (1964) On the Road Forever (1964)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Tôru Abe, Jun Fujimaki Action 89 mins.
50. Shirokoya Komako (1960) Shirokoya Komako (1960)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Fujiko Yamamoto, Katsuhiko Kobayashi, Mieko Kondô 92 mins.
51. Sen-hime goten (1960) Sen-hime goten (1960)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Fujiko Yamamoto, Isuzu Yamada, Kôjirô Hongô 97 mins.
52. Shojo ga mita (1966) Shojo ga mita (1966)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Ôkusu, Tomisaburô Wakayama Drama | Mystery 84 mins.
53. Woman Gambler's Iron Rule (1971) Woman Gambler's Iron Rule (1971)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Kyôko Enami
54. Tomuraishi tachi (1968) Tomuraishi tachi (1968)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Yûnosuke Itô, Arihiro Fujimura 89 mins.
55. Kagero-gasa (1959) Kagero-gasa (1959)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi
56. Asa Tarô garasu (1956) Asa Tarô garasu (1956)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Yataro Kurokawa, Masamiku Sugiyama 85 mins.
57. Joyô (1960) Joyô (1960)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Eiji Funakoshi, Tatsuo Hanabu, Yosuke Irie
58. Yuki no mosho (1967) Yuki no mosho (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Ayako Wakao, Toyoto Fukuda, Tamao Nakamura 92 mins.
59. Senbazuru hicho (1959) Senbazuru hicho (1959)
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Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Raizô Ichikawa, Jôji Tsurumi, Sachiko Hidari Action | Drama 87 mins.
60. The Ghost-Cat Cursed Wall (1958) The Ghost-Cat Cursed Wall (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Chieko Murata, Mieko Kondô Horror 88 mins.
60 titles.