“Mottomo Kiken na Yugi (The Most Dangerous Game),” 1978 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Renji Ishibashi.
Shohei Narumi is an assassin. He is hired to recover a kidnap victim who is an influential figure of the financial world. After a gun battle he recovers the kidnap victim, only for the victim to be killed. He challenges a plot of the business world alone and fights a valiant battle.
“Murasaki Zukin (The Purple Hooded Man),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Directed by Hideaki Onishi. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Kotaro Satomi, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Satomi Oka.
Kataoka Chiezo stars as Murasaki Zukin, a mysterious hero of the people who helps those in need. Now under the rule of the evil Tanuma, the people look to Murasaki Zukin more than ever to confront and punish those who bring misfortune upon the commoners. Will he be able to single-handedly restore peace to the land?
“Nihon Jokyoden Kyokaku Geisha (Samurai Geisha).” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Junko Fuji, Ken Takakura and Tomizaburo Wakayama.
Popular geisha Shinji must defy a gang who plot to steal a lucrative coal business from struggling miners during the turbulent Meiji Era.
“Ooka Seidan Yurei Hachijuhachiya (Magistrate O’oka’s Legends),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Keiko Okawa.
A hotshot investigator solves a series of gruesome murders in this exciting and dark classic.
“Satomi Hakkenden Dai-sanbu (Sorcerer’s Orb 3),” 1954 samurai film, 52 minutes.
Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
Four sacred warriors continue their search for the remaining members while also discovering the magical powers that lay in their own orbs.
“Satomi Hakkenden Dai-yonbu (Sorcerer’s Orb Part 4),” 1954 jidaigeki, 49 minutes.
Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Chiyonoske Azum, Konnosuke Nakamura and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
Five sacred warriors fated to reunite eight magical crystal orbs continue their adventure to fulfill their ultimate destiny.
“Seki no Yatappe (Yakuza of Seki),” 1963 samurai film, 1 hour 29 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yukiyo Toake, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Isao Kimura.
A young yakuza, Yatappe, wanders around the country in search of his long-lost little sister, Oito. While traveling, he rescues a young girl, Osayo, whose father entrusts her to him with his dying wish. To honor his promise to Osayo’s deceased father, Yatappe brings her to safety, and from a distance keeps a watchful eye on her well-being.
“Shin Gokudo no Onnatachi (Yakuza Ladies Revisited),” 1991 action film, 1 hour and 53 minutes.
Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Shima Iwashita and Masahiro Takeshima.
Third Episode of Yakuza Ladies New Series. Kanae, wife of the Fujinami family boss of Amagasaki, represents the family after the sudden death of her husband.
“Shingo Bangai Shobu (Fifth Street Duel),” 1964 samurai film, 1 hour and 36 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Ryohei Uchida, Junko Fuji, Hiroki Matsukata and Kunie Tanaka.
Shingo’s long-awaited peaceful life comes to a halt when his rival Hikojiro suddenly appears and demands a final duel.
“Shinobi no Manji (Ninja’s Mark),” 1968 jidaigeki, 1 hour 29 minutes.
Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Isao Natsuyagi and Hiroko Sakuramachi.
An erotic jidaigeki about struggles broken out among ninjas in Edo castle
“Shokubutsu Zukan (Evergreen Love),” 2016 drama, 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Directed by Koichiro Miki. Starring Takanori Iwata and Mitsuki Takahata.
“Miss, would you please pick me up? I will not bite you. I am a well-behaved boy.” An ordinary female office worker Sayaka meets a young man, Itsuki. He is lying by the roadside and says that he had no home to reside. Oddly enough, something drives Sayaka to decide to live together with him for half a year. She knows nothing about him, but for some reason, her love for Itsuki grows day by day…
“Shura Hakkou (Devastation),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
To restore his honor, a samurai pursues robbers who break into a treasury.
“Tarao Bannnai Nanatsu no Kao no Otoko daze (The Man of Seven Faces),” 1960 action film, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Hitomi Nakahara.
Detective Tarao investigates the deaths of police officers who were involved in solving a kidnapping case.
“Tenku no Hachi (The Big Bee),” 2015 drama, 2 hour and 16 minutes.
Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Starring Yosuke Eguchi and Masahiro Motoki.
A massive helicopter named “Big B” is hijacked by terrorists. The attack target is the nuclear power plants and the hostage is whole population of Japan. The time limit is only 8 hours…
August 8th, 1995. At Kaneshige Industries’ Komaki Plant in Aichi Prefecture, a ceremony is held to mark the delivery of “Big B,” Japan’s largest and most advanced helicopter, to the Japan Defense Agency. Suddenly, Big B is activated remotely by some unknown agent. The aircraft’s designer Yubara is doubly shocked: his elementary school-age son Takahiko has accidentally become trapped on board…
“Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Shinya no Shibijin (Case of a Young Lord 5),” 1957 jidaigeki, 58 minutes.
Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Michiko Hoshi.
Young Lord solves the mystery of multiple murders involving a young couple and a woman.
“Yoake no Futari (Rainbow Over the Pacific),” 1968 drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Directed by Yoshitaro Nomura. Starring Yukio Hashi and Jun Mayuzumi.
This film was made in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of Japanese Immigration to Hawaii. This film is a tale of romance that moves from the streets of Tokyo to the islands of Hawaii and features many prominent local figures, including the late Senator Daniel Inouye and sumo legend Jesse Takamiyama.
Hideo, an aspiring photographer from Japan, and Reiko, a beautiful Sansei Cherry Blossom contestant from Hawaii are drawn together by destiny, yet appear to be fated to be apart. Will the sun set on their young love, or will it be the dawn of a new relationship?
“Yoko-zakura (Yoko the Cherry Blossom),” 2015 drama, 1 hour and 54 minutes.
Directed by Gen Takahashi. Starring Takashi Sasano and Yuki Kazamatsuri.
Based on an inspiring true story, “Yoko the Cherry Blossom” chronicles the life of Masaaki Takaoka, a high school teacher in rural Japan. He becomes obsessed with his lifelong project to create a new type of cherry blossom tree that can blossom anywhere, in any climate, so that the spirits of his students who were sent to the battlefields to fight in World War II would have a place to meet, just like he promised… After more than thirty years, a stubborn Masaaki successfully creates YOKO, the first-ever artificially created cherry blossom. He donates the beautiful trees to anyone who wants them, eventually giving away more than 30,000 cherry trees to over 20 countries around the world as a symbol of world peace and harmony.