6.9/10
34

Island of the Evil Spirits (1981)

Akuryo-To (original title)
4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Yasha-ga-ike (1979)
Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Tamasaburô Bandô, Gô Katô, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Shima Iwashita, Tomoko Naraoka, Kirin Kiki
Himiko (1974)
Drama | Fantasy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A freestyle, imagined telling of the life of shaman queen Himiko, who falls in love with her half-brother, making her powers weaken thus putting her position to risk.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Shima Iwashita, Masao Kusakari, Rie Yokoyama
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Omori, Shiori Sakura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to perform the tea ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Haruko Katô, Hideji Ôtaki, Kuniko Miyake
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Medical student Himoto Haruo makes no compromises in resolving issues with his mother, his authoritarian department boss, and his girlfriend's abusive employer.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Sayoko Ninomiya, Masako Yagi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Seeking revenge against the guard who tormented him, a young man returns to the island where he was imprisoned in reform school. But his plans for vengeance are disturbed when he encounters... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Ikuko Asô, Toshimi Hiramatsu, Jôji Hosoda
Pale Flower (1964)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Shima Iwashita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kei Satô
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young journalist turns to an assassin for help when a team of hired killers comes gunning for her.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Yûsuke Kawazu, Shima Iwashita, Kayoko Honoo
Fantasy | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"When cherry trees blossom, people have parties. They sit under the trees with food and beverages. 'Oh, how beautiful.' That's all nonsense...before that the trees were feared." In Under ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shima Iwashita, Hiroko Isayama
Owls' Castle (1999)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

As the great military commander Nobunaga Oda was consolidating his power across Japan, one of his actions was to wipe out a clan of assassins, killing every man, woman and child he found in... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Mayu Tsuruta, Riona Hazuki
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kaga ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masato Furuoya ...
Goro Mitsuki
Jun Hamamura ...
Old fisherman
Sen Hara ...
Haru Asai
Renji Ishibashi ...
Kichitaro
Jûzô Itami ...
Ryuhei Ochi
...
Fubuki
Kayoko Kishimoto ...
Maho / Kataho
Masato Kobiya
Junko Miyashita ...
Sumie
Tarô Murasaki ...
(as Taro Murasaki)
Hideo Murota ...
Captain Isokawa
Yutaka Nakajima ...
Katsuko Matsumoto
Akira Nakao
Toshie Negishi ...
Tome, Maid
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 1981 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Akuryo Island  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Let It Be
Performed by The Beatles
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Island of the Evil Spirits (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?