'Perfect World.'
“Perfect World.”

“Hamon Futari no Yakubyogami (Hamon: Yakuza Boogie),” 2017 drama, 2 hours.

Directed by Shotaro Kobayashi. Starring Kuranosuke Sasaki and You Yokoyama.

Yakuza Kuwahara and construction consultant Ninomiya go on a search for a movie producer, who has run off with money invested in his dubious project by a yakuza lieutenant. Their pursuit takes them around Japan’s Kansai region and even to Macao, which accidentally leads to inter-gang conflict. The hunters become the hunted, forcing them to risk everything in a final desperate gambit.

“Hana no Oedo no Yakuza Hime (Yakuza Princess of Edo),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Hibari Misora and Kotaro Satomi.

Tsukitaro rescues Ochiyo, a blind girl whose family lives are threatened by evil boss, Dogoro.

“Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko Nazo no Ansatsutai (Ninja Assassins),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.

Saotome Mondonosuke pursues the culprit who placed a malicious curse.

“Iga no Kabamaru (Kabamaru the Ninja Boy),” 1983 action film, 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Hikaru Kurosaki and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Kabamaru is a young boy raised and trained by his grandfather as a ninja. After the sudden death of his grandfather, he starts living with his grandfather’s mistress who is a school director. He is asked to help out on struggles against other schools as he is master of the ninja mystical arts. As time passes he will make lots of friends as well as enemies, and fall in love with Mai.

“Jirocho Sangokushi (The Kingdom of Jirocho),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Koji Tsuruta, Yoshiko Sakuma, Shingo Yamashiro and Hiroki Matsukata.

The activities of feudal boss Jirocho and his underlings depicted.

“Kataku no Hito (House on Fire),” 1986 drama, 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Ken Ogata and Ayumi Ishida.

Adapted from autobiography by Kazuo Dan, the story depicts Dan’s turbulent life that involved his family, his mistresses and his work.

“Maboroshi Tengu (Phantom Goblin),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hiroko Sakuramachi.

An injured Edo official is rescued by a Vassal whose appearance is exactly like himself, and swears to sweep out the criminals from the town on his behalf.

“Ooka Seidan Mazohen (Ooka Seidan: Devil Image),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Tomisaburo Wakayama.

Magistrate Ooka and a samurai fight against the devil.

“Sake to Onna to Yari (Man’s Ambition),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 39 minutes.

Directed by Tomu Uchida. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Chiezo Kataoka.

A retired master spearsman goes to a battlefield again.

“Satsujin Yuugi (The Killing Game),” 1978 action film, 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Yutaka Nakajima.

The second film of “Yuugi (Game)” trilogy. Shohei the killer comes back to Tokyo after 5 years of absence.

“Seizoroi Kenka Wakashu,” 1955 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Directed by Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ryutaro Otomo and Chiyonosuke Azuma.

A group of five law enforcers search Edo for a missing sword.

“Sukeban Deka Kazama Sanshimai no Gyakushu (High School Super Heroines 2),” 1988 drama, 1 hour and 31 minutes.

Directed by Hideo Tanaka. Starring Yui Asaka and Masaki Kyomoto.

The third sukeban deka (high school super heroine), Yui, intervenes in terrorist attacks plotted by a group of young people.

“Tokugawa Ieyasu (Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu),” 1965 jidaigeki, 2 hours and 23 minutes.

Directed by Hiroshi Okawa. Starring Kinya Kitaoji and Kinnosuke Nakamura.

A story about the famous Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, his friendship with Nobunaga and his military prowess.

“Tono, Risoku de Gozaru! (The Magnificent Nine),” 2016 drama, 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. Starring Sadao Abe and Eita.

In a poor town in northern Japan in the eighteenth century, the residents suffered in great poverty due to heavy taxes imposed by the feudal lord. Juzaburo who worries about the future of his hometown and his eight fellow merchants come up with a secret plan to loan their lord a large sum of money, on which is collected interest and distributed to the town’s people to escape poverty. But if their plan is uncovered, they will definitely be decapitated… Do-or-die intellectual battle begins!

“Tonosama Yajikita (The Samurai Vagabonds),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 19 minutes.

Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hibari Misora, Kinnosuke Nakamura and Katsuo Nakamura.

Two feisty lords, Munenaga and Yoshinao, escape from their luxurious yet restrictive royal lives and work for a young tabloid reporter Okimi.

“Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Okesho Gumo (Three Talismans),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 24 minutes.

Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hiroki Matsukata.

Young lord investigates the mysterious death that takes place in the underworld.

“Zoku Kyodai Jingi (Code Between Brothers 2),” 1966 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes.

Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Saburo Kitajima and Kotaro Satomi.

The services of a wandering gambler, Seiji, are called upon to protect the turf of his loyal friend Risaburo.

“Zokuzoku Beranme Geisha (The Prickly Mouthed Geisha Part 3),” 1960 drama, 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Directed by Eiichi Koishi. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Chieko Naniwa.

Popular geisha Koharu suspects that Yusaku, a handsome stranger she falls in love with, is involved in a robbery of precious diamond.


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