“Ikinari Sensei ni Natta Boku ga Kanojo ni Koi wo Shita (My Korean Teacher),” 2016 drama, 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Directed by Yuzo Asahara. Starring Yesung and Nozomi Sasaki.
Yesung of SUPER JUNIOR stars in this Okinawan romantic comedy with a Korean twist!
While on a business trip to Okinawa, Young Ung suddenly learns he is out of a job. Feeling lost, he begins wandering the streets until he is ‘discovered’ by a local schoolmaster looking for a Korean language teacher. Ung is really in over his head, but his luck begins to change when he meets young single mother Sakura who is desperate to improve her language skills in order to keep her job at a travel agency.
“Irezumi Hantaro (Tattoo of Love),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Satomi Oka.
Gambler Hantaro risks his life and reputation to save young Onaka from the shady lifestyle.
“Jinsei Gekijo Zoku Hishakaku (Life of Hishakaku 2),” 1963 drama,
1 hour and 37 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Koji Tsuruta, Tatsuo Umemiya, Yoshiko Sakuma and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
Upon his release from the prison, Hishakaku joins the Kikkyo family who is struggling to regain their turf from their rival, Domoto family. To reciprocate the kindness of the Kikkyos, Hishakaku heads to meet the leader of Domoto, Osumi, and finds himself emotionally involved with her.
“Kage no Gundan Hattori Hanzo (Shadow Warriors),” 1980 samurai action film, 2 hours and 14 minutes.
Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Tsunehiko Watase and Teruhiko Saigo.
The death of the Shogun Iemitsu sparks a struggle for power amongst Japan’s ruling families. One group led by Matsudaira Izu has, with the help of a Koga ninja named Shirobei, kidnapped Iemitsu’s successor Ietsuna. Another group led by Hoshina Masayuki enlists the rival Iga ninja clan to rescue Ietsuna and restore him to power. Political rivals and opposing ninja clans go head to head in this movie, which was spun off from a popular television series.
“Kigeki Hatsumoude Ressha (New Year Trip),” 1968 drama, 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Directed by Masaharu Segawa. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi, Tamao Nakamura and Yoshiko Sakuma.
A comedy about a good-natured train conductor Shinsaku helping his old friend Miwako find her missing brother.
“Kogarashi Monjiro Kakawari Gozansen (Secret of Moniro’s Birth),” 1972 jidaigeki. 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Etsuko Ichihara.
Secrets surrounding Monjiro’s birth are revealed.
“Kuro no Tozoku (Black Thief),” 1964 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed by Umetsugu Inoue. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Ryutaro Otomo.
Organized thieves battle against the Shogun’s ruthless ruling in attempt to get back their land.
“Murasaki Ukyonosuke Gyaku Ichimonjigiri (Purple Killer),” 1964 samurai action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Yasuto Hasegawa. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Eitaro Ozawa and Misako Watanabe.
A sequel to the popular samurai detective movie “Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (On Patrol).” Ukyonosuke’s mission to avenge his father’s death continues. He discovers that a mysterious note written by his father, Inspector Sena, led to Sena’s murder 18 years ago. As Ukyonosuke continues further with his investigation into the conspiracy to uncover the truth behind of Sena’s death, he must confront those who are eager to take his life.
“Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi (The Emperor in August),” 2015 drama,
2 hours and 16 minutes.
Directed by Makoto Harada. Starring Koji Yakusho and Masahiro Motoki.
The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night? The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.
On August 14, 1945, at an imperial conference, Showa Emperor Hirohito finally decides to accept the Potsdam Declaration. However, some young firebrand army officers insist on continuing the war and conspire to launch a coup. Anami, the Minister of War, is pressed to make an extremely difficult decision.
“Sabaku wo Wataru Taiyo (The Sand City in Manchuria),” 1960 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Koji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura and Yoshiko Sakuma.
When the plague threatens a small town in Manchuria, a young doctor finds himself struggling to save the lives of his townspeople.
“Seizoroi Kanhasshu (Keepers of Order),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kinya Kotaoji.
While fighting against evil officials, Chuji and his family become the primary target of gangs in Nikko.
“Tekka Daimyo (Lord of Steel Heart),” 1961 samurai film, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Kokichi Uchide. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Jushiro Konoe.
The feisty lord Matabe falls into a trap planned by the evil Sanzaemon, who, in a twist of fate, is an elder to Matabe’s childhood friend Lord
“Tonosama Yajikita Kaidan Dochu (Ghost Story on Passage),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Katsuo Nakamura.
Two young lords travel the Tokaido highway pretending to be
merchant-class townspeople and meet a ghost on their way.
“Umon Torimoncho Jigoku no Kazaguruma (Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill),” 1960 samurai action film, 1 hour and 24 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Kotaro Satomi, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Shunji Sakai.
Umon’s services are called upon when innocent bystanders, Kayo and Minokichi, along with the ronin, Gontaro are mistakenly identified as suspects in several recent murder cases. To prove their innocence and uncover the truth, Umon launches his own investigation.
“Zangetsu Okawa Nagashi (River Washes Away the Moon),” 1963
jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora and Ryochi Ogasawara.
Young woman Ogin the pickpocket gives up her life as a thief to pursue ultimate happiness with the man of her dreams.
“Zoku Ooku Maruhi Monogatari (Shogun and His Mistress 2),” 1967 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Tomoko Ogawa and Eijiro Tono.
In the year 1786, Shogun Ieharu Tokugawa selected beautiful Ochisa to be his concubine. It causes other concubines to become very jealous and mean. When the Shogun passes away, his concubines are forced to become nuns, which they are not happy to be.