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Thirteen years after abandoning his wife and two sons by stepping out for a pack of cigarettes and never returning, deadbeat gambler Masato died of stomach cancer. At his funeral, a motley crew of fel...
Natsuko Kotani was born to be a dishonest person. Natsuko is a distant relative of Tetsuko Ishida. Tetsuko is an attorney with an upright disposition. Natsuko's troubles are solved by Tetsuko. Tetsuko...
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Piano in a Storeroom
Two sisters living on a peach farm in Koori town, Fukushima Prefecture,are opposites. Haruka Miyamoto feels less beautiful than her sister Akiba Miyamoto and hates being compared to her. She finds com...
Sawa, a home helper for a middle class family with an elderly infirm grandfather, is forced to stretch her morals to keep her job. As a result, she finds herself broke and out on the street. She survi...
Testimony of N
University student Sugishita Nozomi, Naruse Shinji, Ando Nozomi and Nishizaki Masato end up coming upon the scene of the murder of the Noguchi couple, because of a plan they had devised. Nishizaki is ...
Shin Jidan Koshonin Ura File
"Elite" members of an insurance company are gathered together to form a unit to investigate an accident and decide if the company needs to pay out on the insurance policy or not.
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Garden of the Wind
The person leading, Dr. Sadami was working in the operating room at the famous Tokyo hospital and she was dying on a daily basis. Grandfather is a doctor who practiced medicine in a small town on Hokk...
Aki, who loves freedom, mets Masaya, an aspiring watchmaker. The two have opposite personalities and initially clash. The two reach better terms when Masaya is able to see Akis inner pain. Eventually,...
Be a Man!! Samurai School
True men are made at Otokojuku, a private boys school. A good friend of Hidemaro is Momotaro, who is proficient in academics and martial arts. Omito Date was a student leader. He is the leader of an a...
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Middle-aged farmer Noda Masao (Daichi Yasuo) is a good, honest man, but his attempts for marriage have all met with failure. Through a friend, Masao meets Liberty (Ruby Moreno), a Filipino woman worki...
Izumo no Okuni
Izumo no Okuni was born in 1571). The time period in Japanese history was fraught with difficulty. The land barrons fought against one another for power during the Period of Warring States. Her father...
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Yoko has always been the center of attention because she always seems to say and do the right thing. Tsukiko feels inferior because she has been compared to her sister since birth. She expects this si...
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The second of Japan's three legendary leaders was the subject of a dramatized biography. Hideyoshi wasRising from obscurity, Hideyoshi served under the command of Oda Nobunaga. Hideyoshi was able to e...
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Mystery of the Coral Seas
A trading company employee's girlfriend loses her memory while on a trip. In place of the friend who was supposed to have accompanied her the whole time is a mysterious man.
Mofuku no niau hitozuma futari
Yuki Kimura, a company president's secretary, agrees to marry his son Yutaka on the president's recommendation. When Yutaka breaks up with his lover, a hostess, she implies she's going to commit suici...
Sure Death! 3
Third movie in the Hissatsu (Sure Death!) Series. Chasing the killer of a lawman, a group of assassins fall foul of a group of blackmarket financiers who dispatch their own hitmen to dispose of them....
This is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985", which was originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984. Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ign...
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
The author's life was told in four parts. Three of his novels are called The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The events of 25th November 1970 are depicted in the last...
The life of painter Shen Uemura, the first woman to be awarded the Order of Culture, is the basis of this story. At the age of 61, Uemura painted a picture of a beautiful woman. Tsuya Shimamura was th...
A double suicide happens in Morioka in Iwate Prefecture. The two were employees of rival real estate companies. A prosecutor who senses a setup exposes the truth.
The Return of Godzilla
The sole survivor of the attack on the fishing boat realized the monster was a new one. A person is reporting.
An office lady joins a "mistress bank", starts falling in love with her client and gets involved in a murder case.
Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 2
Brings Shingo face to face against Yagyu Tajima, the Shogun’s fencing instructor in a match that could save a domain near Osaka. Meanwhile Shogun Yoshimune must face a painful decision whether or not...
The Imperial Japanese Empire
The story of three people, a barber, a Christian and a graduate of the Tokyo Military Academy during the 2nd World War.
Based on an actual 1948 case involving the mysterious death of a government official. The president of the Japanese railroads is found dead during a period in which train service is plagued by numerou...
A detective is investigating the case of a serial killer who killed police officers.
The Imperial Navy
The true story of the final voyage and ultimate destruction and sinking of the battleship Yamato, Japan's greatest flagship during the Second World War, is being told in a lavish retelling.
Samonji, a reporter, received a message on his answering machine from his friend Takada, who told him to stop. Samonji started an investigation after learning that Takada was dead. Major events happen...
Message from Space
The Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother, almost wiped out the planet. The Liabe holy seeds will be used to defend the Gavanas. The recipients have different reactions.
The Fall of Ako Castle
The tale of the downfall of the Asano clan and the revenge of their former samurai is based on events in 1701-2. The death penalty was carried out when Lord Asano was tricked into drawing his sword in...
Hokuriku Proxy War
Kinji Fukasaku shows battles between yakuza who value land over tradition in the setting of the Hokuriku region. Noboru Kawada will ignore his parents, brothers and tradition in order to survive.
New Female Prisoner Scorpion: Special Cellblock X
A nurse is accused of being involved in the hospital murder of a politician who was threatening to expose corrupt practices. A new, tougher head of security arrives to take up her new job after she es...
Operation Plazma in Osaka
Amidst Japan's postwar economic boom, yakuza factions in Osaka fight for survival when Japan's largest crime syndicate plans a hostile takeover.
Terror of Yakuza
As violent mobsters battled their way through fight after fight with rival yakuza on the streets of Okinawa, Chiba, looking gnarly, and acting as animalistic as ever, starred alongside Matsukata.
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3: Last Days of the Boss
The eighth sequel of the series is called "Fukasaku and Bunta" and focuses on the men of a lesser organization that are constantly bullied by the upper organization and "bleed in vain" in gang wars.
A police investigator cracks down on yakuza business, but once he realizes the police are in negotiations with certain factions, he sides with his own syndicate of choice.
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: Head of the Boss
The seventh in the shocking "Jingi Naki Tatakai" movie series, which exposes the true lives of the yakuza that is hidden by a mask of "jingi" The Owada and the Kyoei groups are fighting for territory ...
An elderly woman spends nine months attempting to retrieve her husband's dead body, fighting government bureaucracy and indifference all along the way, based on a true story.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode
While Hirono is in prison, his rival turns his own crime organization into a political party, which stirs up new tensions in their thirst for power.
Samurai Wolf II
A group of prisoners are being transported to their executions and one of them looks like his dead father. There are crooked gold miners, a beautiful girl who is crazy and a dojo master who is obsesse...
Game of Chance
Bungo becomes a single parent when his wife leaves him because of his drinking and gambling. Deciding to quit his vices, he works menial jobs, drifting from city to city. However, not completely losin...
Sazen Tange and The Secret of the Urn
Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange Sazen, he searc...
The story of a vagrant samurai, named Kiba, who arrives at a village to defend a beautiful, blind woman against a sinister plot. Her attackers sent against another samurai, named Sana, who was without...
The title was taken from a Japanese word. The samurai who was penniless and married for money had tragic results. A man is saved. A group of ghosts are watching Hoichi perform. A warrior's reflection ...
Civil unrest and major political maneuvering saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate after four black ships anchored at Edo Bay. At a time when assassination had become a disturbing political tool, Shin...
Three Outlaw Samurai
A band of peasants kidnapped the daughter of a dictator in order to get him to reduce taxes. Two people from the magistrate's guard, Sakura and Kikyo, join the fight. The three outlaws are fighting fo...
This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai, who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die. When the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land...
The Wayside Pebble is an effective drama about the hardships of a childhood spent with a brusque, cold-hearted father and a submissive mother. The year is 1910 and the place is a small Japanese villag...
Tale of Army Brutality
Director Jun'ya Satô's debut film focuses on the inhuman training of recruits, the brutal drill system that reigned in the Japanese army during World War II, where in the first two years of training, ...
Outlaw Under a Blue Canopy
Sheriff Goro went undercover to investigate drug traffickers.
World War III Breaks Out
The lives of several Japanese families are shattered as the USA and the USSR move toward war, Japan finds itself caught in the middle, and Tokyo is ultimately evacuated as the two superpowers invoke t...
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
Kaji was a supervisor during the Second World War. He wants to help his prisoners, but he doesn't want to be a soldier. The escape attempt by Chinese prisoners resulted in Kaji's arrest. There is a ch...
I Want to Be a Shellfish
Television production of I Want to Be a Shellfish. On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police...
Police Agency Story: Night Beasts
After discovering a slaughtered corpse, the investigating team of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department began canvassing the area around the crime scene. As a result, they found a wallet with blood...
The Story of Pure Love
Junai Monogatari AKA Story of Pure Love is about two poor youths, Mitsuko and Kando, rebelling against society in various ways, who are desperately trying to be together despite tortuous circumstances...
The Eternal Breasts
Fumiko, mother of two children and wife of an unfaithful man who shows a low self esteem, shares her family life with her budding vocation as a poetess. The beginning of her successful literary career...
A family of florists are the focus of the romantic drama directed by Masaki Kobayashi.
At the End of the Clouds
Many pilots are depicted in the movie.
A Lonely Woman in a Lonely Land
Onna Hitori Daichi wo Yuku (A Lonely Woman in a Lonely Land, Kinuta Production, 1953) was the second feature film directed by Kamei Fumio, who is known as a master of documentary films, and followed h...