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 »
Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities.
In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »
spaghetti samurai movies made in japan is exactly like spaghetti western made in italy, both used the similar trumpet/guitars in sound track in gun fighters/samurais duels, lot of gory bloody tomato juice. both used large fans to blow the wind dust, dead leaves, dirty costumes, low lives, scoundrels, tramps, drunks, whores, cowards, bounty hunters, assassins....whatever. usually the screenplays were 50%absurd, 50%reasonable. it already probed the hush hush homosexual taboo happened behind the walls of the shogunate castles, magistrate prefects, pimping the secret homo business from the high up by the monks. this 'sure death revenge 4' is no exception, a very messy fun with poor absurd screenplay, out-of-control going around scenario to achieve the 'what the hell? or WTF?!' clueless plot twists. and usually, the acting were marginal okay but, who cares!?
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