“Hana to Ryu (The Flower and the Dragon),” 1965, 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Yoshiko Sakuma.

A story of manly life and the beauty of conjugal love.

“Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko (The Idle Vassal Tribute),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Utaemon Ichikawa and Chiyonosuke Azuma.

Master swordsman and loyal vassal, Mondonosuke Saotome, is sent to investigate an intrigue centering on the Date Clan. Ichikawa Utaemon’s 300th movie. A must see for all samurai fans featuring Japan’s most celebrated samurai stars!

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