'I Bought My Boyfriend on a Loan'
“I Bought My Boyfriend on a Loan”

“Fuefuki Doji Dai-nibu Yojutsu no Tosou (Clan Revival 2),” 1954 jidaigeki/action film, 44 minutes.

Directed by Ryo Hagiwara. Starring Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Kinnosuke Nakamura.

The adventures of two brothers, Hagimaru and Kikumaru, continue. Evil sorcerer Kojiro attempts to get rid of Kikumaru, who uses his flute to fight against Kojiro’s magical power.

“Futari Wakajishi (Two Young Lions),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma and Sentaro Fushimi.

Shinkuro, a samurai, and Yasutaro, a thief, together resist a tyrannical Tokugawa government.

“Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai (Two Pasts Towards Tomorrow),” 2018 drama, 1 hour and 38 minutes.

Directed by Kenichi Omori. Starring Gaku Sano and Itsuki Sagara.

Kaito was a marathon runner and hoped to compete in the Olympics. He gave up those dreams after an injury. Kaito now works in city hall and just drifts through his days, and his girlfriend Marino leaves him. One day, he goes to the mountain as a tourist guide. Heavy rain passes over the area. He finds a mysterious mine and enters the mine to stay dry, but Kaito suddenly finds himself outside of the mine. The rain is gone and his world is different now. Kaito has won a gold medal in the Olympics and he is still with Marino.

“Gozonji Kaiketsu Kurozukin Maguna no Hitomi (The Black-Hooded Man),” 1955 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Directed by Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Kunio Kaga and Chizuru Kitagawa.

A mysterious black-hooded man intervenes when an anti-government group who plots to steal the precious blue diamond called “Manuga no Hitomi.”

“Hanagasa Dochu (While Traveling),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 24 minutes.

Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Hibari Misora and Kotaro Satomi.

Okimi and her gang go on a private mission to find whereabouts of Okimi’s lover, Kanta.

“Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko Nazo no Nanairo Goten (The Cape of the Vampire Bats),” 1970 samurai film, 1 hour and 26 minutes.

Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Shingo Yamashiro.

Mondonosuke finds out a secret of the Tokugawa family.

“Hibari no Hanagata Tantei Gassen (Detective Duel),” 1958 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Yoshiko Sakuma.

A friendly rivalry turns into romance for an elite female detective, Yukiko, and a handsome private eye, Mitamura, while investigating the missing person case of a wealthy family member.

“Himeyuri no Tou (Monument of Star Lilies),” 1953 drama, 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Directed by Tadashi Imai. Starring Keiko Tsushima and Kyoko Kagawa.

Following the lives of high school girls sent to the battlefield to serve as military nurses in WWII. With great courage and resolve, the girls work tirelessly to help those wounded near the front lines. In spite of the constant threat of danger, they find the strength to survive each day. But when their position is overrun, their lives are forever changed. This is the first movie to portray the suffering of Okinawan people during WWII.

“Kaidan Bancho Sarayashiki (The Ghost in the Well),” 1957 drama, 45 minutes.

Directed by Toshikaze Kono. Starring Hibari Misora and Chiyonosuke Azuma.

Misora Hibari stars as Okiku, who returns from the grave to seek vengeance against the lover that murdered her.

“Kaidan Hebionna (Snake Woman’s Curse),” 1968 horror, 1 hour and 24 minutes.

Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. Starring Seizaburo Kawazu and Shingo Yamashiro.

Chobei, the wealthy landlord of a countryside village in the early Meiji period, incurs a ghostly wrath after he causes a poor farmer to die. After Chobei enslaves the farmer’s wife and daughter in his household, he kills a snake and finds himself slowly going mad, glimpsing rotting corpses and deathly spirits all around him. Even his son Takeo cannot escape and begins to notice that his new bride has certain characteristics like scales and green skin! Can Chobei fulfill the promise of the Snake Woman’s curse before the spirits of the dead come to claim him?

“Keisho Sakazuki (Succession),” 1992 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Directed by Kazuki Omori. Starring Hiroyuki Sanada and Ken Ogata.

A stockbroker turned yakuza has been ordered to ask the boss of another yakuza outfit to be the substitute emcee of a succession ceremony – the passing of the baton from the older to the younger yakuza generation.

“Kuchibue o Fuku Mushukumono (Whistling Drifter),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Directed by Daisuke Yamazaki. Starring Kinya Kitaoji and Hiroki Matsukata.

Friendship between good samurai and aborigines in Hokkaido.

“Nihon Jokyoden Ketto Midarebana (Bloodiest Flower),” 1971 drama, 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Junko Fuji, Ken Takakura and Masahiko Tsugawa.

The story of Tei, a female coal-mine operator, who risks her life to protect the business that was passed on by her late husband.

“Taiheiyo no G-Men (G-Men in the Pacific),” 1962 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Directed by Teruo Ishii. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Tetsuro Tanba.

G-men challenge a jewelry smuggling ring. The chase starts in Kyushu and continues to Kobe to Yokohama.

“Tange Sazen Dotohen (Tange Sazen: Mystery of the Twin Dragons),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Hashizo Okawa, Kotaro Satomi and Yumiko Hasegawa.

Tange Sazen and his gang guard the dragon-shaped incense burner that holds the key to hidden treasures.

“Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (On Patrol),” 1963 samurai film, 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Directed by Yasuto Hasegawa. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kikuko Hojo and Shiro Osaka.

Following the assassination of his father, the orphan Ukyou is raised by a group of ninja. Desperate for justice, he learns the art of ninjutsu in hopes of one day avenging his father’s death.

“Umon Torimonocho Katame no Okami (One Eyed Wolf),” 1957 samurai film, 1 hours and 27 minutes.

Directed by Sawashima Tadashi. Starring Otomo Ryutaro and Satomi Kotaro.

Otomo Ryutaro, best known for his role in the renowned series “Tange Sazen,” stars as the skillful detective, Umon, in this popular jidaigeki series “Umon Torimonocho.” Handsome and clever detective Umon is on a mission to solve the mysterious murder of five people who were hanged and killed with bowstrings.

“Wakakihi no Jirocho Tokaido no Tsumuji Kaze (Gale of Tokai),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 39 minutes.

Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Kiyoshi Atsumi.

Adventures of famous yakuza boss Jirocho and his disciples who settle in Kofu.


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