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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. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita Action | Drama | History 133 mins.
Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart. Dir: Ryûhei Kitamura With: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Thriller 128 mins.
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. Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô Horror 103 mins.
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe Fantasy | Horror 183 mins.
Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda Drama | History | Thriller 100 mins.
The Sword of Doom
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. Dir: Kihachi Okamoto With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama Action | Drama 119 mins.
Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan. Dir: Koji Hashimoto, R.J. Kizer With: Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller 103 mins.
Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai. Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô Horror 99 mins.
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura Drama | History | War United States-GP 181 mins.
Empire of Passion
A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takahiro Tamura Drama | Horror | Romance 105 mins.
A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls. Dir: Hiroshi Teshigahara With: Hisashi Igawa, Sumie Sasaki, Sen Yano Crime | Drama | Fantasy 97 mins.
Cruel Story of Youth
Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga Drama 96 mins.
Pleasures of the Flesh
After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into depression and regret. Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Katsuo Nakamura, Mariko Kaga, Yumiko Nogawa Comedy | Drama 104 mins.
The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century. Dir: Masahiro Shinoda With: Hiroshi Aoyama, Jun Hamamura, Osamu Hitomi Action | Drama 102 mins.
Death by Hanging
A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce. Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Kei Satô, Fumio Watanabe, Toshirô Ishidô Crime | Drama 117 mins.
Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler
Dir: Tôya Satô With: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Teruyuki Kagawa Drama 130 mins.
Hanzo the Razor: The Snare
Against the backdrop of the Edo treasury devaluing currency and driving many into poverty, Hanzo Itami enforces the law without regard to status... Dir: Yasuzô Masumura With: Shintarô Katsu, Keiko Aikawa, Kazuko Inano Action | Drama 89 mins.
(1995 TV Movie)
The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon. Dir: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Roger Spottiswoode With: Lynne Adams, Wesley Addy, Allen Altman Drama | War 190 mins.
Dir: Ryosuke Hashiguchi With: Reiko Kataoka, Kazuya Takahashi, Seiichi Tanabe Comedy | Drama 135 mins.
Violence at Noon
Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi Drama 99 mins.
Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana
Dir: Kinji Fukasaku With: Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji, Seizô Fukumoto Action | Crime | Drama 97 mins.
The Sun's Burial
In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kayoko Honoo, Isao Sasaki Drama 87 mins.
Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Atsuko Kaku, Atsuo Nakamura Comedy | Drama 123 mins.
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. Dir: Tokuzô Tanaka With: Shintarô Katsu, Shigeru Amachi, Jun Hamamura Drama 83 mins.
The Man Who Stole the Sun
A misfit high-school science teacher decides to build his own atomic bomb. He steals isotopes from a... Dir: Kazuhiko Hasegawa With: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami Action | Crime | Thriller 147 mins.
Zatoichi returns to his home village for the first time in over ten years to find much has changed and that corruption abounds. Dir: Kimiyoshi Yasuda With: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiyo Toake, Eiji Okada Action | Drama 88 mins.
A mysterious tattoo artist puts his masterpiece, a human-faced spider, on a kidnapped woman's back.... Dir: Yasuzô Masumura With: Ayako Wakao, Akio Hasegawa, Gaku Yamamoto Drama 86 mins.
The Water Margin
Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story. With: Atsuo Nakamura, Sanae Tsuchida, Kei Satô 60 mins.
Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Keiko Sakurai, Kei Satô, Tetsuo Ashida Crime | Drama 98 mins.
A group of masterless samurai living in Edo's red light district must fend off a militia bent on wiping out local prostitutes. Dir: Kazuo Kuroki, Masahiro Makino With: Yoshio Harada, Kanako Higuchi, Renji Ishibashi 117 mins.
Night and Fog in Japan
Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa Drama 107 mins.
Diary of a Shinjuku Thief
Shinjuku Thief is the story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko. Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe Comedy | Drama 96 mins.
Three Resurrected Drunkards
A carefree afternoon at the beach turns into a comic misadventure when three young Japanese men are mistaken for illegal Korean residents. Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Kazuhiko Kato, Osamu Kitayama, Norihiko Hashida Action | Comedy 80 mins.
Inochi bô ni furô
The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited... Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Komaki Kurihara, Wakako Sakai Crime | Drama 121 mins.
Dir: Eiichi Kudô With: Isao Natsuyagi, Kôtarô Satomi, Kôji Nanbara Adventure | Drama | History 100 mins.
On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children... Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura Drama 107 mins.
Dir: Yoshishige Yoshida With: Hizuru Takachiho, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yûsuke Kawazu Crime | Drama 88 mins.
(1973 TV Series)
With: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô
Dir: Tadashi Imai With: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Eijirô Tôno, Kyôko Kishida Action | Drama 122 mins.
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.
The Perfect Education
Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he... Dir: Ben Wada With: Naoto Takenaka, Hijiri Kojima, Kazuki Kitamura Drama 96 mins.
The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf
Dir: Tôru Murakawa With: Yûsaku Matsuda, Jun Fubuki, Kei Satô Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 131 mins.
Seeking revenge against the guard who tormented him, a young man returns to the island where he was imprisoned in reform school... Dir: Masahiro Shinoda With: Ikuko Asô, Toshimi Hiramatsu, Jôji Hosoda Drama 87 mins.
Dir: Masato Harada With: Kôji Yakusho, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kippei Shîna Drama 114 mins.
Bitter End of a Sweet Night
An opportunistic department store clerk gets involved with three women and attempts to manipulate them so he can move up the social ladder. Dir: Yoshishige Yoshida With: Masahiko Tsugawa, Michiko Saga, Teruyo Yamagami Crime | Drama 85 mins.
The Whispering of the Gods
Rou returns to the rural seminary farm where he studied as a boy and was molested by priests. Rou has recently had a history of violence... Dir: Tatsushi Ohmori With: Hirofumi Arai, Leona Hirota, Megumi Sawara Drama 107 mins.
Band of Ninja
The son of an assassinated feudal lord, in the Muromachi period, attempts to avenge his father's death and meets Kagemaru... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Rokkô Toura, Kei Yamamoto, Hôsei Komatsu Animation | Action | History | War 123 mins.
Gokudô no onna-tachi
While her husband is in prison doing time, Tamaki, the wife of a yakuza capo, runs her spouse's gang with an iron hand... Dir: Hideo Gosha With: Shima Iwashita, Rino Katase, Akiko Kana Crime 120 mins.
Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji
Dir: Tomu Uchida With: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Wakaba Irie, Isao Kimura Action | Drama 128 mins.
The Beast to Die
Dir: Tôru Murakawa With: Yûsaku Matsuda, Asami Kobayashi, Yoshirô Aoki Drama | Crime | Action 119 mins.
Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel
In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa. Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Hashizô Ôkawa, Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Satomi Oka Drama | History | War 100 mins.
The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out. Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Taiji Tonoyama, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô Drama 117 mins.
Dear Summer Sister
Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Hiromi Kurita, Shôji Ishibashi, Lily Comedy | Drama 96 mins.
Deep in the mountains of feudal Japan, a group of children endure cruel and unorthodox training in order... Dir: Takashi Tsuboshima With: Keiko Aramaki, Hiroshi Ayukawa, Jun Fujimaki Action 86 mins.
The Strange Tale of Oyuki
Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Masahiko Tsugawa, Yuki Sumida, Kazuyo Asari Drama 116 mins.
Dir: Yasuo Furuhata With: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Ayumi Ishida Drama 132 mins.
Mosquito on the Tenth Floor
Dir: Yôichi Sai With: Yûya Uchida, Ann Lewis, Kyôko Koizumi 108 mins.
Live Today, Die Tomorrow!
Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Daijirô Harada, Nobuko Otowa, Keiko Torii Drama 120 mins.
Dir: Kôji Wakamatsu With: Ryûdô Uzaki, Joe Yamanaka, Kei Satô 95 mins.
Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Kei Satô Documentary | War 277 mins.
Dir: Kenji Misumi With: Shintarô Katsu, Hideko Takamine, Michiyo Aratama Drama 76 mins.
The Ninja Hunt
Dir: Tetsuya Yamanouchi With: Jûshirô Konoe, Kei Satô, Shingo Yamashiro Action 87 mins.
Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Nobuko Otowa, Haruko Sugimura, Homizu Aratani 100 mins.
Nippon no akuryo
Dir: Kazuo Kuroki With: Yôsuke Enomoto, Tatsumi Hijikata, Eiko Horii 90 mins.
The Life of Chikuzan
Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Ryûzô Hayashi, Nobuko Otowa, Mitsuko Baishô Drama 119 mins.
Hymn to a Tired Man
During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi With: Michiyo Aratama, Makoto Fujita, Toshio Kurosawa Drama 130 mins.
Dir: Yasuo Furuhata With: Ken Takakura, Reiko Ôhara, Tokiko Katô Drama 125 mins.
(2004 TV Series)
This horror anthology is featuring nine independent episodes, each 30 minutes long, that are revolving around bad karma and terror. With: Jun Haichi, Mieko Konya, Jô Odagiri Horror 270 mins.
Procurer of Hell
Dir: Kihachi Okamoto With: Tatsuya Mihashi, Reiko Dan, Junko Ikeuchi Action | Crime | Drama 94 mins.
Sûpâ gun redei Wani Bunsho
Dir: Chûsei Sone With: Emi Yokoyama, Kaoru Janbo, Kei Satô Action 96 mins.
Hakuchyu no shikaku
Dir: Tôru Murakawa With: Isao Natsuyagi, Masaru Ryuzaki, Akira Nakao Action | Crime | Drama 154 mins.
Dir: Katsumune Ishida With: Tetsurô Tanba, Hiroshi Fujioka, Jô Shishido 100 mins.
Dear My Love
Three parallel love stories involving Tokyo couples well into the second half of their lives. A workaholic... Dir: Yoshihiro Fukagawa With: Chie Ayado, Jung Ayul, Yûko Genkaku Drama
The Oiwa Phantom
Dir: Kazuo Mori With: Kei Satô, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Akiji Kobayashi Horror 94 mins.
Dir: Shirô Moritani With: Ken Takakura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masakane Yonekura Drama | History | War 150 mins.
Dioxin from Fish!
Dir: Ryûdô Uzaki With: Yûya Uchida, Masahiro Motoki, Takeshi Kitano 121 mins.
Dir: Tai Katô With: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Misako Watanabe, Wataru Ômae Comedy | Fantasy | History 100 mins.
Dir: Tôru Murakawa With: Yûsaku Matsuda, Aiko Morishita, Lily Action | Drama | Thriller 100 mins.
Dir: Kazuo Ikehiro With: Raizô Ichikawa, Yukiji Asaoka, Shiho Fujimura Action | Crime 86 mins.
Dir: Yasuzô Masumura With: Jiro Tamiya, Mako Midori, Kei Satô Crime | Drama 93 mins.
Bodo shimane keimusho
Dir: Sadao Nakajima With: Hiroki Matsukata, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Gorô Ibuki Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama 95 mins.
Shushoku sensen ijonashi
Takeo is a university graduate who stumbles his way through the idiosyncrasies of Japan's graduate recruitment market... Dir: Shûsuke Kaneko With: Yûji Oda, Kôji Matoba, Nobuko Sendô Comedy | Drama | Romance 103 mins.
Nippon no don: Yabohen
Dir: Sadao Nakajima With: Shin Saburi, Hiroki Matsukata, Kyôko Kishida Crime | Drama 141 mins.
Dir: Tôru Murakawa With: Yûsaku Matsuda, Yutaka Nakajima, Kei Satô 92 mins.
Jo no mai
Dir: Sadao Nakajima With: Mariko Okada, Yûko Natori, Morio Kazama Biography | Drama 129 mins.
Dir: Rodoh Seji With: Kazuo Andô, Ikkô Furuya, Mansaku Ikeuchi Thriller 106 mins.
Let Him Rest in Peace
Dir: Yôichi Sai With: Tatsuya Fuji, Mitsuko Baishô, Yoshio Harada Crime 103 mins.
Hiya-meshi to Osan to Chan
Dir: Tomotaka Tasaka With: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Michiyo Kogure, Wakaba Irie Drama 178 mins.
Rikugun Nakano gakko: Kumoichigô shirei
Dir: Kazuo Mori With: Raizô Ichikawa, Eiko Muramatsu, Daisuke Katô 81 mins.
Dir: Kaneto Shindô With: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Rokkô Toura Drama
Nihon no don: kanketsuhen
Dir: Sadao Nakajima With: Toshirô Mifune, Bunta Sugawara, Naoko Ôtani Crime | Drama 131 mins.
Taiyô ni hoero!
(1972 TV Series)
Dir: Susumu Kodama, Keiichi Ozawa With: Yûjirô Ishihara, Keiko Takahashi, Tappei Shimokawa Drama 60 mins.
Dir: Kinji Fukasaku With: Mikijirô Hira, Kei Satô, Harumi Sone Thriller 80 mins.
Daitokai - tatakai no hibi
(1976 TV Series)
With: Tetsuya Watari, Kaku Takashina, Takehiko Ono Action | Drama 54 mins.
Nihon no jingi
Dir: Sadao Nakajima With: Bunta Sugawara, Kôji Tsuruta, Mariko Okada Action | Crime 106 mins.
Clouds at Sunset
Dir: Masahiro Shinoda With: Shima Iwashita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kei Satô Drama 106 mins.
Bara no hyôteki
Dir: Tôru Murakawa With: Hiroshi Tachi, Yutaka Nakajima, Yûji Honma Action 99 mins.
Aoi tokugawa sandai
(2000 TV Series)
With: Baijaku Nakamura, Kikunosuke Onoe, Masahiko Tsugawa Drama | History
Brand of Evil
A Japanese detective, Kikuchi, is framed for a murder and sent to prison. When he is paroled, he joins... Dir: Hiromichi Horikawa With: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Michiyo Aratama, Kyôko Kishida Drama | Crime 133 mins.
Hissatsu shikakenin baian ari-jigoku
Dir: Yûsuke Watanabe With: Yoichi Hayashi, Sô Yamamura, Kayo Matsuo Drama 91 mins.