Hibari Misora and Koji Tsuruta.
A young girl, Okimi, falls in love with Kiritaro, a handsome thief disguised as a wealthy young master.
“Hakujasho (White Snake Enchantment),” 1983 drama, 1 hour and 58 minutes.
Directed by Shunya Ito. Starring Rumiko Koyanagi and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
Uta married a priest who saved her when she tried to commit suicide at a waterfall. A story about the love triangle between a lustful priest, his second wife and his son Masao.
“Hatamoto Yakuza (Yakuza Vassal),” 1966 samurai film, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Junko Fuji.
A young samurai warrior helps dispel townsfolk from evil forces.
“Hibi Rock (HIBI ROCK: Puke Afro and the Pop Star),” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Directed by Yu Irie. Starring Shuhei Nomura and Fumi Nikaido.
Takuro is a senior in high school. He has no talent for sports or aptitude for studying throughout high school and has never had a girlfriend. However, he found his true calling when he began playing rock music. Takuro plays his guitar and sings at the club “Hibi Rock,” but there are only a few people when he performs. When Takuro gets really excited during his performance, he takes off his clothes. After graduation, Takuro heads out to Tokyo with his band members. He begins to perform at a legendary live club. Takuro meets Saki who is a world-renowned idol singer. Takuro’s fate changes when she asks him to write her a song.
“Isshin Tasuke Tenka no Ichidaiji (Isshin Tasuke: A World In Danger),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ryunosuke Tsukigata, and Isao Yamagata.
A simple fishmonger, Tasuke, takes it upon himself to expose corrupt officials.
“Jirocho Sangokushi Dai-sanbu (The Kingdom of Jirocho 3),” 1964 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Shingo Yamashiro.
The third part of the story about feudal boss Jirocho and his underlings.
“Kami no Tsuki (Pale Moon),” 2014 drama, 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Directed by Daihachi Yoshida. Starring Rie Miyazawa and Sosuke Ikematsu.
Rika, an ordinary housewife, works as a contract employee for a bank. She receives favorable evaluations from her clients and boss because of her attentive work. Nevertheless, she feels a sense of emptiness from her husband who doesn’t seem interested in her. One day, she meets a university student Kota and falls into an extramarital affair with him. The more she spends with him, the more she is tempted to dip into her clients’ money. As she splurges on expensive goods and consecutive nights in luxury hotel suites, her attitudes to money and her daily life become distorted, and it becomes a full-blown embezzlement.
“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.
“Kunisada Chuji (On National Authority),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 36 minutes.
Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Kotaro Satomi, Kunio Kaga and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
Kunisada Chuji is a common folk hero who looks out for poor people in the country who are at the mercy of corrupt officials. Intent on fulfilling a dying wish from one of his henchmen, Asataro, to find a decent home for his young nephew, Chuji descends from his hide out in the mountain, and heads to the city in spite of numerous dangers that await him there.
“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.
“Noren Ichidai Jokyo (The Protector),” 1966 drama, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hibari Misora and Koichi Oose.
Mine, the only daughter of Kiyagen, is faced with running the family’s timber business when her father falls ill. Under a great deal of pressure to continue the five- generation long run of the business, Mine is put to the ultimate test when a former gangster sets his sights on closing her down.
“Ronin Hakkei (Eight Views of Samurai),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa an Kotaro Satomi.
A masterless samurai saves a noble court from crisis.
“Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Sasaki Kojiro, Part 2),” 1957 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Directed by Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma, Shinobu Chihara and Chiezo Kataoka.
The conclusion to the story of famed swordsman, Sasaki Kojiro. After surviving a series of daring adventures, Kojiro seems to have finally discovered the ultimate happiness in life when he is reunited with Tone, the love of his life. However, his days of happiness are overshadowed by an upcoming duel with his fateful enemy Miyamoto Musashi.
“Satomi Hakkenden Dai-ichibu (Sorcerer’s Orb),” 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.
“Shingo Juban Shobu Kanketsu-hen (Shingo’s Original Challenge, Part 4),” 1960 samurai film, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Yumiko Hasegawa, Ryutaro Otomo, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Satomi Oka.
Aoi Shingo, a son of the Shogun, continues his travels seeking to further his mastery of the sword. In this final episode of the popular “Shingo’s Original Challenge” series, Shingo confronts his master’s killer in the ultimate test of his skill.
“Shura no Densetsu (A Legend of Turmoil),” 1992 action film, 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Directed by Seiji Izumi. Starring Akira Kobayashi and Takanori Jinnai.
A story about the development of a bright and strong yakuza. Otaki is an old-fashioned respectful yakuza who tries to protect his small yakuza family. When his boss gets shot, he decides to go after the plotters.
“Yagyu Bugeicho Dokugan Ittoryu (The Yagyu Military Art: One Eyed Swordsman),” 1964 samurai film, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Jushiro Konoe, Hiroki Matsukata, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Isao Yamagata.
Yagyu Jubei fights to protect the Yagyu family’s secret scroll from enemy ninjas.
“Yureijima no Okite (Law in Ghost Island),” 1961 action/samurai drama, 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Hibari Misora, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Kinya Kitaoji.
Upon his arrival to Dragon Island, ronin Yagi Hazhiso, is propositioned by various shady individuals representing rival gangs to lend his services to them. Branded an enemy for his refusal to become involved with either side, he soon finds himself caught up in an intrigue extending beyond petty gang rivalries, involving a plot by Daimyo in Kyoto to overthrow the government.