“Kodo 7000 Meters (Four Hours of Terror),” 1983 action film, 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi. Starring Ken Takakura.

The captain saves passengers from a brutal murderer on a plane after four hours of terror.

“Koi Yamabiko (Love Echo),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Keiko Okawa and Satomi Oka.

Kogenta, prince of the secluded Ina Clan, marries a beautiful outsider named Oshina. When he later learns that Oshina’s father lost his life protecting the family heirloom, a shamisen called “Yamabiko,” from a greedy thief, he vows to avenge his death.

“Kusama no Hanjiro Kiri no Naka no Wataridori (Hanjiro of Kusama: Bird of Passage),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hours and 29 minutes.

Directed by Kokichi Uchidate. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.

Kindhearted wandering gambler Hanjiro rescues a village in crisis.

“Mito Komon Sukesan Kakusan Oabare (Lord Mito: Struggle of Suke and Kaku),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Directed by Tadashi Sakuma. Starring Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Hiroki Matsukata.

An illustration of the various adventures of Suke and Kaku, the traveling companion and servants of the famous lord, Mito Komon.

“Narazumono (An Outlaw),” 1964 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Directed by Teruo Ishii. Starring Ken Takakura and Tetsuro Tamba.

Assassin Nanjo goes on a solitary mission to take revenge on the man who trapped him into a complicated drug deal.

“Ninkyo Yawara Ichidai (Judo vs. Karate),” 1966 action film. 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Hideo Murata and Saburo Kitajima.

A story of friendship between a lone wolf judo expert and a youth.

“Okinawa Yakuza Senso (Terror of Yakuza),” 1976 action film, 1 hour and 36 minute.

Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Shinichi Chiba.

Set in 1971, the year before the reversion of Okinawa to Japan, two plots mingle: one featuring a conflict between local and mainland yakuza gangs, and the other an internal struggle within the Okinawa gang itself. Made with a documentary touch, this film also offers a fascinating glimpse of Japan’s gaze on America formed through the filter of Okinawa.

“Ren’ai Jiyugata (Romance Freestyle),” 1958 drama, 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura, Ken Sudo and Miki Sanjo.

The love between young college student Toki and handsome Takaya is tested when Takaya’s parents, who despise Toki’s family’s geisha house business, intervenes their relationship.

“Shin Ougon Kujakujo Shichinin no Kishi Dai-ichibu (Seven Knights Part 1),” 1961 samurai film, 56 minutes.

Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kotaro Satomi and Shingo Yamashiro.

Seven knights fight for the peace of the world (Part 1).

“Shin Ougon Kujakujo Shichinin no Kishi Dai-nichibu (Seven Knights Part 2),” 1961 samurai film, 55 minutes.

Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kotaro Satomi and Shingo Yamashiro.

Seven knights fight for the peace of the world (Part 2).

“Shusse Komoriuta (Lullaby for Worldly Success),” 1967 action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Sonny Chiba and Tetsuro Tanba.

Story of the strong bonds between a father and son living in the hills

“Silk Hat no Ooyabun (The Silk Hat Boss),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes.

Directed by Suzuki Noribumi. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama.

A spin off movie series of the popular Hibotan Bakuto, featuring the yakuza Kumakichi, a man who lived with honor during the Russo-Japanese war period.

“Toyama no Kinsan Tatsumaki Bugyo (Whirlwind Magistrate),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Ryunosuke Tsukigata, and Yoshiko Sakuma.

Toyama Kinshiro, a commissioner from northern Edo, travels to Sado to investigate the whereabouts of a ship gone missing in the midst of a whirlwind.

“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 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?

“Yoshiwara Enjo (Tokyo Bordello),” 1983 drama, 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Directed by Hideo Gosha. Starring Yuko Natoria and Sayoko Ninomiya.

In the famous Yoshiwara pleasure district in Tokyo, prostitution was legal for many hundreds of years. However, most of the district was destroyed by a fire in 1911.

A young girl is sold into prostitution by her destitute father to a brothel in the Yoshiwara district. The owners of the brothel have high hopes to make her the great new addition which will attract only the richest of customers. But after several months of training, she tries to flee Yoshiwara when the time has come for her to take her first customer.


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