Tomiko, Shuzo asks her what she wants as a memorial gift. She answers, “a divorce.” Their children are much thrown into a state of panic to hear this news of separation. Amid the sudden tumult of life, each member of the family begins to publicize respective grievances.
“Kizudarake no Jinsei (A Scarred Life),” 1971 drama, 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Director Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
A story about yakuza Tetsuo and Seiji who are torn between duty and sentiment.
“Kurama Tengu (Goblin in Stirrups),” 1959 samurai film, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma, Hibari Misora and Satomi Oka.
Kurama Tengu is a hero to the common people, saving them from the malicious attacks of Kinnoroshi and Shinsengumi.
“Kurutta Yaju (A Savage Beast Goes Mad),” 1976 action film, 1 hour and 18 minutes.
Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Tsunehiko Watase and Maki Tachibana.
While attempting a getaway, Hayami, an ex– race car driver turned jewel thief, finds the bus he’s riding hijacked by a pair of nasty but bumbling bank robbers. The bus driver dies from a heart attack and causes him to take the wheel.
“Kyoudai Jingi Kanto Inochi Shirazu (Code Between Brothers 5),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Saburo Kitajima and Hideo Murata.
Saburo Kitajima, one of Japan’s most famous Enka singers, returns on the sixth of the Kyodai Jingi series. During early 20th century, Ryuji from Asakusa, a wandering yakuza, joins the Narumi Family in Yokohama. However, when he confronts Shiotaro, the head of the rival family, Ryuji takes a liking to him. He ends up leaving his current family, and becomes close to Shiotaro like brothers swearing to become a full–fledged yakuza.
“No Youna Mono, No Youna Mono (Something Like, Something Like It),” 2016 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed by Taiichi Sugiyama. Starring Kenichi Matsuyama and Keiko Kitagawa.
Shinden is a serious and undistinguished “Rakugo” performer (a traditional Japanese verbal performance art) apprentice. He is ordered from his master to find the whereabouts of senior performer Shintoto, who had given up Rakugo to live a more carefree life. As he gets to know him, Sinden learns how to live a more enjoyable life while Shintoto recalls his passion for “Rakugo.”
“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.
“Sengo Saidai no Toba (The Biggest Gamble),” 1969 action film, 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Ken Takakura.
Gang underlings rebel against a despised new boss.
“Shimizu no Jirocho Ninkyo Nakasendo (Road of Chivalry),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hashizo Okawa, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Kotaro Satomi.
An all star cast movie featuring the two yakuza heroes, Shimizu Jirocho and Kunisada Chuji, who unite to save the poor.
“Shin Ougon Kujakujo Shichinin no Kishi Kanketsuhen (Seven Knights Part 3),” 1961 samurai film, 55 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring: Kotaro Satomi, Shingo Yamashiro.
Seven knights fight for the peace of the world (Part 3).
“Shura no Mure (The Story of a Man Among Men),” 1984 drama, 2 hours and 2 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Hiroki Matsukata, Saburo Kitajima and Bunta Sugawara.
Depicting the turbulent life of Ryuji, a yakuza with compassion and brotherhood towards his comrades.
“Sukeban Deka (High SchoolHeroine),” 1987 drama, 2 hours and 33 minutes.
Directed by Hideo Tanaka. Starring Yoko Minamino.
High school heroine Saki’s services are called upon to rescue students imprisoned on a remote island.
“Tenka no Igagoe Akatsuki no Kessen (Sanguine Battle),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring: Utaemon Ichikawa, Taro Otomo, Hashizo Okawa and Kotaro Satomi.
A story of revenge between two samurai families on the Igagoe Road featuring all-star cast.
“Yoja no Maden (Ninja’s Weapon),” 1956 ninja/action film, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Yumiko Hasegawa.
During a time of war, Lord Ogata is betrayed by two of his closest vassals and killed by his enemy, Sarashina Danjo. Ten years later, Lord Ogata’s only living heir, now a skilled ninja, sets out to avenge his parents’ death with sorcery.
“Zoku Beranme Geisha (The Prickly Mouthed Geisha 2),” 1960 drama, 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Directed by Eiichi Koishi. Starring Hibari Misora and Ken Takakura.
Young geisha Kohana scrambles to realize her dream of bringing back her grandmother’s restaurant business.