“Furisode Torimonocho Wakashu Henge (Mysteries of Edo),” 1956 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Hibari Misora and Hashizo Okawa.
A princess in disguise, Oshichi launches an investigation to reveal the truth about the disappearance of young women in Edo.
“Gokuaku Kenpo (The Karate Man and Spy),” 1974 action film, 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Starring Tsunehiko Watase and Tamayo Mitsukawa.
In 1914, in the beginning of World War I, a lot of spies are being sent to Japan from Germany and Russia. Sakuragi, a famous Karate master, gets hired by a military commander to eliminate spies. Sakuragi heads to Yokohama China Town to hunt a spy leader…
“Haha to Kuraseba (Nagasaki: Memories of My Son),” 2015 drama, 2 hours and 10 minute.
Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga and Kazunari Ninomiya.
The year is 1948: it’s been three years since Nobuko’s son, Koji, has been declared missing after the atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki. On the third anniversary of the bombing, Nobuko finally accepts that her son is dead. However, upon returning home she is visited by an apparition. With Nobuko bereft of any living familial relations and a struggling post-war economy predicting a bleak future for the country, mother and son take the chance to reminisce about happier days. Although these moments together make both of them happy, it leads Nobuko to reflect more on her losses and the relationship she has with Koji’s fiancée Machiko.
“Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko: Nazo no Yureijima (Bored Hatamoto: The Mysterious Ghost Island),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Kinya Kitaoji.
Saotome Mondonosuke investigates the illegal trade conducted in Nagasaki.
“Hokkai no Abareryu (North Shore Dragon),” 1966 actionfilm, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Tatsuo Umemiya and Shingo Yamashiro.
Jiro, the son of a fishing village boss, takes on the town’s outlaws.
“Hokori Takaki Chosen (The Challenge),” 1962 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Tetsuro Tanba.
A spy thriller between an international weapon dealer and a newspaper reporter with a murky past.
“Ikinari Sensei ni Natta Boku ga Kanojo ni Koi wo Shita (My Korean Teacher),” 2016 drama, 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Directed by Yuzo Asahara. Starring Yesung and Nozomi Sasaki.
Yesung of SUPER JUNIOR stars in this Okinawan romantic comedy with a Korean twist!
While on a business trip to Okinawa, Young Ung suddenly learns he is out of a job. Feeling lost, he begins wandering the streets until he is ‘discovered’ by a local schoolmaster looking for a Korean language teacher. Ung is really in over his head, but his luck begins to change when he meets young single mother Sakura who is desperate to improve her language skills in order to keep her job at a travel agency.
“Iroha Wakashuu Furisodezakura (A Young Rabble),” 1959 samurai film, 1 hour and 11 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora and Kotaro Satomi.
When an altercation with a gangster forces Kikutaro to leave Edo, he is sent by his father to Hamamatsu to find a better direction in life. However, trouble seems to follow Kikutaro on the road leading him eventually to come face to face with his rival, Gonkuro.
“Musume Juhachi Goiken Muyo (No Advice Taken),” 1958 drama, 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Hibari Misora and Ken Takakura.
A comical love story between two college students: Hitomi, a strong-willed girl, and Shogo, a handsome, earnest and poverty stricken man.
“Nihon no Fixer (The Fixer),” 1979 action film, 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Directed by Yasuo Koki. Starring Shin Saburi and Masakazu Tamura.
The facts of a fixer who controls politics from behind the scenes.
“Ninja Hicho Fukuro no Shiro (Samurai Spies),” 1963 samurai-action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Minoru Oki.
After surviving an attack, which nearly destroyed his entire clan, Juzo, one of the most skilled Iga ninja, sets out on a quest for vengeance. Convinced that the assassination of the current Shogun, Hideyoshi, will avenge his clan, his mission becomes complicated when a rival Koga ninja, Gohei, is dispatched to stop him.
“Oedo Hyobanki Binan no Kaoyaku (Good Rascals),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kiyoshi Atsumi and Kotaro Satomi.
A group of men living a low life in Edo help each other to make the best out of their lives.
“Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Torajiro Yumemakura (Tora-san’s Dream-Come-True),” 1972 drama, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi and Kaoru Yachigusa.
Tora-san is furious when he finds that his family has rented out his room to a local university professor. When he reconnects with Chiyo, a childhood friend, he develops feelings for her, and so has the professor. Though the professor and Tora-san now are rivals for the affection of Chiyo, Tora-san conspires to help the professor.
“Sanada Fuunroku (Sasuke and His Comedians),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 41 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Misako Watanabe.
Musical comedy adventures of the famed Sanada soldiers.
“Seishun no Mon (Gate of Youth),” 1981 drama, 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Directed by Koreyoshi Kurahawa. Starring Bunta Sugawara, Keiko Matsuzaka, Tomizaburo Wakayama, Koichi Sato and Saburo Tokito.
A story of Shinsuke, a young man who lives through a stormy life as a poverty-stricken coal miner.
“Shosuke Buyuden Aizu Bandaisan (Mighty Shosuke),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Hibari Misora.
A comedy about free-spirited Shosuke whose life is turned upside down when he is ordered to serve the clan lord.
“Tange Sazen Youtou Nure Tsubame (Return of the One-Armed Swordsman),” 1960 samurai film. 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Satomi Oka, Kyoko Aoyama and Hiroko Sakuramachi.
The legendary one-eyed one-armed swordsman Tange Sazen is back to aid a Magistrate in his efforts to steal bribe money on its way to Edo for the benefit to poor farmers.
“Toseinin Retsuden (Gambler’s Legacy),” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Ken Takakura and Koji Tsuruta.
A yakuza member embarks on a trail of revenge for his murdered boss. Senzo, the successor of the Mita Family, searches for the man bearing a tattoo of a dragon who is said to be responsible for the death of their former