Movies & TV shows
Hiroshi, a small-time racketeer, makes a name for himself extorting vulnerable companies and their directors for financial gain.
Death at an Old Mansion
When a woman and her husband are found dead in a double suicide the day after their wedding, it is up to the detective to figure out what motivated them. He pieced together the inner lives of the two....
A dramatic captivating tale tells of widowed Tei (Junko Fuji), she has become a coalmine operator and is determined to be successful despite mining being a predominantly male domain. Overcoming the na...
Dawn of Judo
The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of physical skill, bu...
Code Between Brothers 2
The services of a wandering gambler, Seiji, are called upon to protect the turf of his loyal friend Risaburo.
Showdown of Men
Judo vs. Karate
A story of friendship between a lone wolf judo expert and a youth.
A bunch of young, angry and penniless misfits are full of great vitality. They aren’t quite up to joining the yakuza and execute a variety of petty scams. After being approached by a yakuza and asked ...
Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu
In turbulent 16th-century Japan, the leaders of a minor fief have their child taken from them as a political hostage. His mother and his clan endure years of tribulations until he can return.
The Third Ninja
Three Iga ninja are on a hunt for Chidoken, a Takeda ninja sent out to assasinate Lord Nobunaga.
Gamblers and Racketeers
Komatsu Takioka is boss of a Yakuza group rival to Masakichi Kijima boss of the Kikuya group which supports the town vendors unlike Takioka, who will stop at nothing to undermine the vendors and take ...
The Spying Sorceress
Second part of the series where sex magic skills of female and Iga ninjas clash over enourmous treasure of the Toyotomi family, discovered in connection with the plot to overthrow the shogunate.
The Ninja Hunt
The Shogunate has a plan to abolish the Gamo Clan and four ninja are hired to fight against it.
Road In the Mist
Okinu, the beautiful daughter of a feudal lord, discovers her true identity and leaves her lavish life behind to avenge her birth father's death.
One of the most violent gang battles in Japanese history takes place when Kanbe Nagakichi's turf is taken over by Ano-Toku, the father-in-law of his brother Kira. Forced by the situation to choose bet...
Yagyu Military Art: Jubei's Redemption
In the fifth installment, Yagyu Jubei must prove the innocence of his family who is suspected of conspiring to take Shogun's life.
As the Shogun lays dying, seventeen Iga clan ninja are sent to infiltrate the impenetrable fortress where his youngest son is preparing to storm Edo Castle and name himself Shogun by force of arms. Th...
The Thirteen Assassins
The Daimyo rapes a woman and murders her and her husband, but even when one of his own vassals commits suicide to bring attention to the crime, the matter is quickly hushed up. Because the Daimyo is t...
Ukyunosuke on Patrol
This is one of the most effective ninja films that doesn't rely on the silly magic of earlier efforts, and concentrates on an excellent story with expert fighting. The rarest of government officials, ...
A Revengeful Raid
In this tale of bravery and honor among the roving gamblers of old Japan, the heroic Jirocho, Boss of the Tokaido is called upon to help a young yakuza named Eijiro after he runs afoul of the new samu...
The Princess and the Bearded Lord
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Revenge for His Lover
Kamio a mistreated samurai clerk of Edo Castle and ronin (“Sir Quarrel”) Ibara, take up a vendetta against 17 wicked castle men.
Showdown at Lightning Pass
A story about a spear master’s spiritual and martial discipline.
A group of men living a low life in Edo help each other to make the best out of their lives.
Ghostly Tales: The Shamisen
Horror movie directed by Kokichi Uchide.
Travels of Hibari and Chiemi
Playhouse employees Okimi and Otoshi became involved in an undercover officer's investigation of a gang when they accidentally walked in on a drug deal at their theater.
A story about a tomboy, Otoshi, who is good at singing, dancing and fencing.
A Young Warrior on Mount Fuji
The epic battles between the Heike and Genji (Taira and Minamoto clans) take centerstage as the defeated leader of the Genji, Minamoto Yoritomo resolves to end his clan's exile and avenge the brutal l...
Travels of Gonkuro
Sugimoto Gonkuro is travelling along from Tosa to Edo. On his journey he will meet both good and bad people.
Law in Ghost Island
Upon his arrival to Dragon Island, ronin Yagi Hanzo, is propositioned by various shady individuals representing rival gangs to lend his services to them. Branded an enemy for his refusal to become inv...
Festival of Swordsmen
Japan was in the early stages of its most peaceful era during the middle of the Kanei Period. A large number of unemployed samurai were left with nothing to do. The Shogun's Chief Advisor suggests tha...
There is a friendship between good samurais and Aborigines in Hokkaido.
Musashi used to be known as Takezo before he became the man of legend. His beginning is not very good. He is on the losing side of the historic battle at Sekigahara after siding with the Toyotomi. Mat...
Yakuza of Ina
Yataro is a gambler who is looking for vengeance against a yakuza boss.
The Man Who Came to Shimizu Harbor
One of Japan's most enduring stories is the tale of the true-life yakuza boss Jirocho of Shimizu and his gang as they took over the Tokaido Highroad and went on to fame. Many of the gang members have ...
Ishimatsu: the One-Eyed Avenger
Some of the finest jidai-geki actors appear in this exciting and entertaining tale of intrigue and action in old Japan. Teaming up the ever-popular Misora Hibari with the greatest samurai action hero ...
Road of Chivalry
While on the road, famed Yakuza Boss Jirocho is falsely accused of starting a peasant's uprising and chased by the law. Meanwhile, one of his henchmen in an attempt to raise money for the Boss gambles...
Official with a Tattoo
Kinnosuke of Toyama sets out on a private mission to clear his father’s name for a crime he did not commit.
Case of a Young Lord 8
A family is brutally murdered in their own home and the official government's sake dealer is framed as a rebel by a corrupt member of the Shogun's Council of Elders. Young Lord decides to take on the ...
Cases of Hanshichi
Detective Hanshichi solves 3 mysterious murder cases.
Sword of Destiny
A samurai seeks revenge for the death of his master.
Taisuke is kind-hearted but overall lacks ambition. Taizo is smarter, but given to fits of emotion and impulsive violence. The samurai brothers fight against corruption in a castle.
From the opening theme song to the grand finale, you know that you have found something special as this exciting movie stars the great Misora Hibari in one of her most memorable performances as she pl...
Brothers of Fire
Paper Crane Palanquin
The death of a samurai in a palanquin leads girl detective Oshichi to take action to crush a plot to overthrow the Shogunate.
Scarier than the Devil
A stage director who directs a “Mori no Ishimatsu” play time travels and becomes “Mori no Ishimatsu” himself.
Hibari’s Favorite 2
Young girl Kichiza searches for her missing brother and the person responsible for the death of her parents.
The Edo Official and Apprentice
It's an extravaganza of entertainment as famous magistrate in disguise, Toyama no Kinshiro attempts to confront the elusive thief known as the "Long-Sleeve Burglar". Played to the hilt by Misora Hib...
An Actor's Revenge
Nakamura Yukinojo gains popularity in Edo's kabuki scene as a handsome onnagata (a male actor who plays female roles). But hidden behind the placid expression of his stage face is a deep grudge for th...
A Spectacular Showdown
One of the great stories from Japan’s rich history comes to life in this true tale of the bloody showdown between two rival yakuza gangs in the 1840’s. The battle between Boss Sukegoro of Iioka and Bo...
Bride of Peacock Castle
Princess Kazu, the daughter of Shogun Ienari, is sent to marry Matsudaira Nobunao, master of Peacock castle in Kozuke province, a domain of 17,000 koku. When the procession carrying her sizable dowry ...
A Young Rabble 2
An adventure of a feisty girl Oyuki and Santa, a homeless child she saves.
The Acrobats of Death
Saotome, a sword master and guard of the Shogunate, pursues the mystery of a deadly aerial weapon that is responsible for the multiple deaths in town.
Goblin in Stirrups
Kurama Tengu is a hero to the common people, saving them from the malicious attacks of Kinnoroshi and Shinsengumi.
Lucky Adventurer Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga (1534–1582) was a major daimyo during the Warring State period of Japanese history. He was the second son of Oda Nobuhide, a deputy military governor with land holdings in Owari province....
No Stronger Swords
Featuring some of the finest swordsmen ever to grace the silver screen, this Toei classic tells the story of a battle between the evil sword style called ”Otonashi” (The Silent Form) and the proper wa...
The Forbidden Castle
The author who created classics like "Destiny's Son" and "Son of the Black Mass" was Shibata Renzaburo. There is a story about the betrayal of his brother by Ino Morimasa, which led to the defeat of t...
Magistrate Toyama 3: The Whirlwind Magistrate
One of the most popular history-based characters is back when Magistrate Saemonojo Toyama no Kinsan investigates the tragic wreck of the 'Sadomaru' near Cape Kasumigaseki. The ship carrying gold bars ...
Evil Man of Edo
A classic battle between good and evil pits an unscrupulous fortuneteller who has been preying on the good citizens of Edo against a master-less samurai who founded a school for underprivileged childr...
Echo in the Mountains
A man is brutally murdered and his famed shamisen (a three-stringed musical instrument) called the "Yamabiko" stolen. Prince Kogenta swears to avenge his father-in-law's death and retrieve the family ...
The Lost Public Funds
Four thousand gold coins were stolen from the vault of Nijo Castle in Kyoto, which were collected as a tax to the shogun. The guard of Nijo castle Asaka Keinosuke, disguised as a komuso monk, proceeds...
Drenched Swallow Gonpachi
This is the story of Gonpachi, a ronin who falls in love with the daughter of a man he had killed many years before.
Secret of the Golden Coin
A princess finds life behind the protection of her brother and the high walls of the mansion to be quite dull, so she takes on another identity and lives in a small house in Edo pretending to be a sin...
Sinza who is secretly the well known "Sea Glow Burglar", gives to the poor the money he takes from the bad lords and greedy merchants, who live just to exploit the poor for their small coins. On his t...
With the help of famous yakuza Jirocho, brave and quick tempered Eijiro takes revenge on the death of his close friend.
The Purple Hooded Man
Kataoka Chiezo stars as Murasaki Zukin, a mysterious hero of the people who helps those in need. Now under the rule of the evil Tanuma, the people look to Murasaki Zukin more than ever, to confront an...
The Sword Knows
In the midst of the warring age, a young samurai Kyonosuke defies his former lord Hojo Ujikatsu in order to avenge his parents’ deaths.
Souls in the Moonlight II
This is the second installment of the trilogy based on Japan’s greatest novel “The Great Bodhisattva Pass”, following the life and times of bloodthirsty samurai, Tsukue Ryunosuke. Blinded in an explos...
The Shogun’s Guard, Shinsengumi
The Shinsengumi is a special unit of ronin commissioned by the Tokugawa shogunate to counter anti-shogunate activities in Kyoto. A sinister plot to overthrow the shogun is set in motion and Kondo Isam...
Sasaki Kojiro, Part 2
The conclusion of the story of a swordsman. After surviving a series of daring adventures, Kojiro seems to have finally found his true love, Tone, when they are together again. His days of happiness a...
Lords of Oppression 2
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
The Seven Vows, Part 2
The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai continue in its second installment. While being held captive by the enemy pirate Ongo, Goro discovers the whereabouts of the missing seventh cross. Will h...
This most celebrated all-star movie version of the popular series features Tsukigata Ryunosuke as Mito Komon, the sage who wanders the countryside rectifying government corruption along with his faith...
Lords of Oppression
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
Toyama Kinshiro, a commissioner from northern Edo, goes undercover to unravel the mystery behind a series of murders. Kinshiro, played by Kataoka Chiezo, is most famous for the cherry blossom tattoos ...
The Seven Vows, Part 3
The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai concludes. After their turbulent journey, the seven crosses are finally united to reveal the secret of the royal treasure.
In the mist of the warring age (Sengoku Era), the Kyushu based Hayato Clan is faced with a monumental battle to determine their survival.
Shimizu Port of Chivalry
This Jidai-Geki classic is highlighted by an all-star cast. The tale is set in the samurai era. One of the best classics in this genre. In this dramatic portrayal of the real-life gambling boss Jiroch...
Virtue in Spades
Adaptation of the novel by Kan Shimozawa.
Case of a Young Lord 2
After getting permission to dig up the pawnbroker's grave, Young lord samurai was surprised to find the body was missing, as was the Gosu plate. He had a suspect in mind, and was able to use him to le...
Case of a Young Lord 1
As a result of illness and unemployment, Yamaoka Tatewaki, a "Hatamoto" (or direct vassal of the Shogun), pawned his family heirloom, a valuable Gosu plate for 100 ryo. When, of all occasions, Yokogaw...
Swordsman of the Two Sword Style
The story of Japan’s greatest warrior, Miyamoto Musashi, after his historic duel with Sasaki Kojiro on Ganryu Island.
The Seven Vows
Toruhan, a king’s retainer, embarks on a journey to find a royal treasure that can only be revealed though secret codes hidden in seven crosses carried by his fellow samurai.
The Phantom Cat
Horror film directed by Masamitsu Igayama.
During a time of war, Lord Ogata is betrayed by two of his closest vassals and killed by his enemy, Sarashina Danjo. Ten years later, Lord Ogata's only living heir, now a skilled ninja, uses sorcery t...
The Black Hooded Man
A mysterious black hooded man intervenes when an anti-government group who plots to steal the precious blue diamond called “Maguna no Hitomi.”
A Gang of Five
A group of five law enforcers search Edo for a missing sword.
The Black Hooded Man 2
The mysterious black hooded man, Kurozukin, helps transport funds raised to fight against the government.
Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji
The movie was made during the Edo period. It follows a samurai, his two servants, and various people they meet on their journey, including a policeman in pursuit of a thief, a young child, and a woman...
The Swordsman and the Actress
A fellow member of the company named Hanjiro tells Koharu, an actress in a traveling theatrical troupe, about a keepsake folding fan that his lost love Lady Okyo gave him years ago. It turns out this ...
The first film in the 1953 trilogy based on the long novel series The Great Bodhisattva Pass.
The "master detective with seven faces" who uses his signature disguise to solve crimes with a double-barreled pistol delivery is the fifth delivery in the Tarao Bannai series.