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“Gokuchu no Kaoyaku (Prison Boss),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Directed by Yasuo Huruhata. Starring Ken Takakura and Junko Fuji.

Rival gangs fight over ownership of bicycle racetrack.

“Gokudo vs. Furyo Bancho (Yakuza vs. Gang Leader),” 1974 action film, 1 hour and 34 minutes.

Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Tatsuo Umemiya.

Gokudo Shimamura comes to blows with the Delinquent Boss who rolls into town with his motorcycle gang.

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

Directed by Shotaro Kobayashi. Starring Kuranosuke Sasaki, 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.

“Hibari Ohako Benten Kozo (Hibari’s Favorite),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and  14 minutes.

Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora, Kotaro Satomi and Tomisaburo Wakayama.

Kikunosuke, a young temple servant, turns to his mother, Ofuji, for protection after being wrongly accused of murder. However Ofuji decides to turn her son into the police to collect a monetary reward. Devastated by this betrayal, Kikunosuke escapes to Edo in hopes of starting over. Once there, he takes on the name, “Benten Kozo” and soon joins a gang led by Nihon Daemon which will later be known as Shiranami Goninotoko.

“Hibotan Bakuto Oinochi Itadakimasu (The Valiant Red Peony: You are Dead),” 1971 drama, 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Junno Fuji and Tomisaburo Wakayama.

Oryu, the gambler in training, falls for Kikutaro who rescues her from a squabble that jeopardizes her hard earned reputation.

“Hizakura Kotengu (Little Tengu),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 18 minutes.

Directed by Daisuke Yamazaki. Starring Hibari Misora, Ryuji Nishina and Keiko Okawa.

A story about a tomboy, Otoshi, who is good at singing, dancing and fencing.

“Kigeki Kyuko Ressha (Express Train),” 1967 comedy drama, 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Directed by Masaharu Segawa. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi and Yoshiko Sakuma.

Atsumi Kiyoshi, famous for his role in Torasan, stars as Aoki Goichi, a veteran train conductor who dedicates himself in providing quality service to his passengers. With his many years of experience, he never fails to find solutions for any troubles that occur along the way. A comedic drama revolving around the lives of those who ride the express train.

“Kiri no Shigosen (Meridian in the Mist),” 1996 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Directed by Masanobu Deme. Starring Shima Iwashita, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Koji Tamaki and Morio Kazama.

A story of friendship between two women Yae and Kiyoko. Their friendship is tested when artist Yae, who suffers from a fatal illness, develops special feelings towards her best friend Kiyoko’s boyfriend Kosuke.

“Ma no Toki (Moment of Demon),” 1985 drama, 1 hour and 51 minutes.

Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Shima Iwashita and Shinobu Sakagami.

  A mother who loves her son too much commits incest.

“Minyo no Tabi Akita Obako (Cosmetic Sales Competition),” 1963 drama, 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Directed by Kunio Watanabe. Starring Hibari Misora, Junichiro Yamashita, Hitomi Nakahara and Komadori Shimai.

Sakura-do cosmetic’s top sales person Yukiko falls in love with Joji, an executive of her rival company Swan.

“Mondonosuke Sanban Shobu (The Third Contest),” 1965 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Directed by Tetsuya Yamauchi. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Shigeru Amachi, Kotaro Satomi and Jushiro Konoe.

Skilled swordsman Mondonoske must face his rival Genba in a deadly competition for the prestigious position of fencing instructor to a famous lord.

“Ninkyo Tokaido (A Chivalrous Spirit),” 1957 samurai film, 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezou Kataoka, Kinnosuke Nakamura and Utaemon Ichikawa.

Jirocho, an honorable and respected gang boss, uncovers a conspiracy organized by his rivals while on a quest to bring justice to three murders.

“Osome Hisamatsu Soyokaze Higasa,” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hibari Misora and Kotaro Satomi.

Young feisty woman Osome searches for her true love in the midst of a family crisis.

“Ramen Kuitee! (Lost in Ramen),” 2018 drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Starring Yurika Nakamura and Wakana Aoi

High school student Marie tries to commit suicide due to gossip and rumors. Akashi shutters his ramen shop’s doors once his wife dies. Cooking expert Akahoshi has an accident in western China and is lost in the desert. All are feeling devastated until they connect and find magic through a bowl of warm ramen at “Seiran.” The ramen changes their life. It’s a touching and heartwarming story.

“Sasaki Kojiro (Sasaki Kojiro),” 1957 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma, Chiezo Kataoka and Shinobu Chihara.

Ronin Kojiro longs to find a loving companion to fill the void in his heart as he pursues his ultimate goal of becoming a master swordsman.

“Satomi Hakkenden Dai-ichibu (Sorcerer’s Orb 1),” 1954 samurai film, 55 minutes.

Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.

The fate of the Satomi Clan lies in the hands of eight warriors of prophecy, each of whom were born with a crystal orb. The monk Daisuke embarks on a journey to find these warriors and reunite the eight orbs they carry so that they may fulfill their destiny.

“Satomi Hakkenden Dai-nibu (Sorcerer’s Orb 2),” 1954 samurai film, 54 minutes.

Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.

The adventures of 8 warriors continue in the second part of the popular series “Satomi Hakkenden.” Fate brings the sacred warriors together to carry out their ultimate destiny.

“Yojinbo Ichiba (Three Outlaws),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Directed by Teruo Ishii. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hiroki Matsukata.

Young Yanokichi and Niikichi fight against evil Toragoro who extorts money from the local sake breweries.

“Zang-e: Sundewa Ikenai Heya (The Inerasable),” 2016 horror, 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. Starring Yuko Takauchi and Ai Hashimoto.

One day, Yumiko, a novelist, receives a letter from Asami about strange noises she hears in her room. Asami investigates the history of the apartments and discovers that a series of previous tenants have all been victims of an unknown force which has driven some of them to suicide and even murder after they moved out of the apartment. Why did they have such miserable deaths? Yumiko and Asami learn the shocking truth, which happened many decades ago, and this embroils them in a series of thrilling incidents.

“Yoidore Musoken (Drunken Sword),” 1962 samurai film, 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa, Kotaro Satomi, Jushiro Konoe and Chiyonosuke Azuma.

Tetsunosuke, an eccentric doctor and an owner of a fencing school, takes aim against corrupt authorities.


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