Movies & TV shows
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics
As Japan prepares for the 1964 Olympic games, the public and press want the police to crack down on gangs.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima
Repeatedly beaten to a pulp by gamblers, cops, and gangsters, lone wolf Shoji Yamanaka finally finds a home as a Muraoka family hitman and falls in love with boss Muraoka's niece. Shozo Hirono and the...
The Viper Brothers: The Blackmailers
Upon his release from prison, Masa (Bunta Sugawara) is disappointed to not be picked up by his brother Katsu (Tamio Kawaji). After hitching a ride on a bus full of old women, Masa finds out that Katsu...
Japan's Top Gangster
A boy born in a poor village in Tokushima spends his days idly until a chance meeting sets him on the road to becoming boss of Japan's largest gang.
A Scarred Life 2: Blood Will Tell
President of the territorial yakuza organization is being manipulated by a crooked leader in the military and some capitalists Ishikiri. The plan is to get multiple family of the organized crime group...
Red Peony Gambler: Here to Kill You
The seventh chapter of the stunning Hibotan Bakuto series. Many years have passed since Oryu the Red Peony began her soul-searching journey after her father was killed. In her travels, she meets villa...
Trials of an Okinawa Village
A female of a trucking company had run-ins with bad guys. Her hometown is threatened by usurers. She needs her people to help.
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...
Brave Red Flower of the North
An exciting tale of action on the distant northern island of Hokkaido around the beginning of the 20th Century starring two of the biggest names in Yakuza film history, Fuji Junko and Takakura Ken. Si...
Red Peony Gambler: Oryu's Return
Oryu searches for blind child she left behind and get involved in a Yakuza turf war that takes place in the Tokyo Theater.
Woman Boss: Chivalrous Fight
Sumi Muraoka, nicknamed "Sumi Banten", due to the fact that her back is decorated with a tattoo of the goddess Banten, the woman who heads the Banten Yakuza family. She comes into confrontation with a...
The Biggest Gamble
When Honjo is selected as Kansai district's chairman, Iwasa of the rival gang asks Itsuki to do everything possible to have Honjo step down, which puts Itsuki between a rock and a hard place.
A gang is scheming to steal a lucrative coal business from struggling miners during the turbulent Meiji Era. The movie has a stellar cast, thrilling story and Takakura Ken's violent swordplay.
Red Peony Gambler: Flower Cards Game
The happiness and sadness of Red Peony Oryu's life is depicted in the third chapter of the Red Peony Gambler saga. This story takes place in the middle of the Meiji era. Oryu wants to regain her famil...
Red Peony Gambler: Biographies of a Gambling Room
Junko Fuji reprises his role as Oryu the Red Peony, a wandering female yakuza on a soul- searching journey after the death of her father. After collecting her sickly follower from jail, she was taken ...
Code Between Brothers 5
Saburo Kitajima, one of Japan’s most famous Enka singers, returns in the fifth of the Kyodai Jingi series. During the early 20th century, Ryuji from Asakusa, a wandering yakuza, joins the Narumi Famil...
Big Time Gambling Boss
Tokyo in 1934. The boss of the clan that controls gambling agonizes and some of his followers propose to Nakai to take his place, but he refuses the offer and suggests they choose Matsuda, who is in p...
Rub Out the Past
A lone wolf tries to eliminate a drug-smuggling operation.
Hanjiro, a one eyed vagrant arrives in Okinoshima to save the town from a violent Yakuza group with the help of six handicapped guys.
Showdown of Men
Kutsukake Tokijiro: The Lonely Yakuza
Tokijiro has the unfortunate duty according to the code of the gamblers to join in the fighting when afforded a night’s stay and meals at the home of a town boss. Though he dislikes killing, the stren...
Koto—The Lake of Tears
Saku is a young shamisen string maker. Beautiful Saku moved to Lake Yogo, known for its production of quality shamisen strings, only to find her life turned upside down when a master musician took per...
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.
Cold Rice, Osan, Chan
Three stories revolve around independence, a man searching for his wife, and a poor craftsman trying to make money.
A fight over a territory affects the lives of three men!
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...
Fighting Tatsu, the Rickshaw Man
Richshaw man Tatsu has wandered to Osaka from Tokyo. He has quarrels with Kimiyakko, a geisha, and throws her into the river. But later, he falls in love with her. Yasaburo, the oyabun of the Nishikaw...
Organized thieves battle against the Shogun’s ruthless ruling in attempt to get back their land.
Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo Temple
At the oddest and most coincidental moments, Musashi's potentially greatest opponent, Kojiro, jumps in and out of the story. Otsu succumbed to madness. Musashi is going to beat the functionaries of th...
The Ninja Hunt
The Shogunate has a plan to abolish the Gamo Clan and four ninja are hired to fight against it.
Yakuza of Seki
A young yakuza, Yatappe, wanders around the country in search of his long-lost little sister, Oito. While traveling, he rescues a young girl, Osayo, whose father entrusts her to him with his dying wis...
The story of five easygoing Yakuza who come together to save the live of a young innocent girl, Oichi, from an evil vassal.
The Mysterious Cape
Ryujin Misaki, located at the edge of the Genkai Sea, is known as an isolation ward for leprosy patients. When Saotome, a sword master and guard of the Shogun, hears news of a doctor gone missing, he ...
Tragedy of the Coolie Samurai
Gonza was a handsome young laborer, a footman and spear-carrier, working hard for his meager wage. All Gonza wanted was to marry his young sweetheart, but despite their mutual poverty, her status as t...
The Thirteen Assassins
A sadistic Daimyo (feudal lord) rapes a woman and murders both 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 u...
Sasuke and His Comedians
Osaka in the early 1600s, aftermath of the historical Battle of Sekigahara; a group of orphan children are wandering through the battlefield scavenging for armour when they encounter a young boy named...
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.
Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights
The remake of Yoshikawa's novel continues with the second installment in which Takezo, soon to be Miyamoto Musashi, emerges from the Himeji Castle after three years of intense contemplation and philos...
The Red Shadow
Fifteen years after Ishida Mitsunari lost in the battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa Ieyasu foresees his unavoidable battle with Toyotomi Hideyori and goes into Fushimi Castle. At the night, Hattori Hanzo,...
Sazen Tange: Heavenly Clouds, Earthly Dragon
The movie depicts a Tange Sazen story. A Tange is trying to recover a masterpiece sword for his lord when he loses one of his eyes and arms. He becomes a man of hatred because his efforts are not appr...
As Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate nears the end of its rule, Edo North Magistrate Toyama no Kinsan is called upon to judge the most difficult case of his career. In a masterfully woven tale, he has to fac...
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 Warrior from Kishu
A story of young Yoshimune, the future Shogun.
Showdown at Lightning Pass
A story about a spear master’s spiritual and martial discipline.
The Christian Revolt
In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.
The Mad Fox
A court fortune-teller loses his mind after a conspiracy leads to the death of his lover. Hope appears to be on the horizon after he becomes romantically involved with his dead lover’s twin sister, bu...
A group of men living a low life in Edo help each other to make the best out of their lives.
The Phantom Goblin
An injured Edo official is rescued by a vassal whose appearance is exactly like himself, and swears to sweep out the criminals from the town on his behalf.
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...
The Cave of the Vampire Bats
A maiden is murdered by a mysterious ninja, unfortunately two young ladies witness this, good thing the bored Lord is walking by, he saved the girls but was too late to save the maiden, quickly he fin...
Lord Mito: Struggle of Suke and Kaku
The story of two young men whose ambition is to become the personal bodyguards to the Shogun's uncle, Lord Mito Komon. Portrayed by a pair of up and coming stars, Sasaki Sukesaburo (Matsukata), the so...
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...
In this first episode, we are introduced to Takezo, what Musashi used to be before he became the man of legend. His beginning are not exactly auspicious. He sides with the Toyotomi at Sekigahara, and ...
There is a friendship between good samurais and Aborigines in Hokkaido.
Bride of White Castle
A young girl, Okimi, falls in love with a handsome thief, Kiritaro.
Travels of Gonkuro
Sugimoto Gonkuro is travelling along from Tosa to Edo. On his journey he will meet both good and bad people.
A young son of a master of the Kuwana clan gets disowned for his rebellious behavior. After he goes from the mountains to the ocean defeating the evil, he becomes a fine man.
Case of Umon: The Nanbanzame Murders
The serial killing of a samurai each night by strangulation at various temples confounds investigators and brings a chill to the residents of Edo. With the capital on edge, master crimefighter Kondo U...
Flowers on the Road
The daughters of drapers in Edo have to travel to Kyoto in order to attend to some business affairs. The two ladies are on their way to Kyoto when they are attacked by a group of bandits. Santaro came...
Young lord Saburo Nobuyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokuhime, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness. His manipulative mother adds...
1716, Yoshimune becomes the 8th Shogun as high Shogunate officials are attacked. While the government tries to keep these incidents under wraps, they must take any means possible to get to the bottom ...
The Man Who Challenged 8,000,000-Koku
A story of an orphan boy who wanted the love of parents so badly, another orphan sincerely pitied him to the point he gives his secret birthright as an illegitimate son to a Shogun as a "gift of hope"...
Mask of the Moon
Young swordsman, Tsukigata Hanpeita, longs for the day when rival clans cease their struggles for power and put an end to meaningless feudal wars. When he is appointed to oversee the Choshu Clan, he t...
Case of Umon: Woman of the Magic Lantern
Detective Umon’s services are called upon when ronin Yaichiro is killed with a peculiar weapon, a stone wrapped in a towel.
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.
Finding more freedom on the high seas than in war-torn Japan, the 'Bahansen' (Pirate ships) based on the Seto Inland Sea during the Warring Period (Sengoku-jidai)sailed to China, Korea, Luzon, and Sia...
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.
Morning Breeze in Edo
The sole survivor of a shipwreck pursues the whereabouts of his friends’ missing family members in Edo.
Hanjiro of Kusama: Bird of Passage
A kindhearted wandering gambler named Hajiro gets involved in a crisis of a village as he passes through and decides to lend a sword in hopes to rescue them.
Cases of Hanshichi
Detective Hanshichi solves 3 mysterious murder cases.
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...
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 ...
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.
Hibari’s Favorite 2
Young girl Kichiza searches for her missing brother and the person responsible for the death of her parents.
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...
Castle of Flames
In 17th century Japan, Young Lord Masato returns after years abroad to find everything changed: his peace-loving father has died in what he soon finds to be mysterious circumstances, and his mother's ...
Hero of the Red Light District
A successful textile industrialist from the provinces, who is beloved by his employees for his kindness, cannot find a wife because of a disfiguring birthmark on his face. Even the courtesans in Yoshi...
Scarier than the Devil
A stage director who directs a “Mori no Ishimatsu” play time travels and becomes “Mori no Ishimatsu” himself.
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...
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Souls in the Moonlight III
Master swordsman, Tsukue Ryunosuke is confronted by the families of his victims. Will justice be served for the lost innocent lives? The conclusion of the famed Jidaigeki series is an amazing film, wi...
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...
Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka
The adopted son of an Osaka courier falls in love with a prostitute and, discovering that she is about to be purchased by a client, steals money from his employer to redeem her. Hunted criminals, the ...
The Medicine Case
Ooka-Echizen is accused of a crime over a pillbox.
Hawk of the North
During the latter part of the 16th Century, Japan's Warring States era was coming to a close. After crushing almost all of his enemies, Date Masamune aka the "Hawk of the North" sets his eyes on Hatak...
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...
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.
Secrets of Fuji 2
Early film directed by Eiichi Kudô.
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....
Genghis Khan and His Mongols
A samurai warrior attempts to stop Kublai Khan's Mongol hordes from overrunning Japan in the 13th century.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Edo Girl Detective
Oshichi, a famous girl detective, takes it upon herself to investigate the murder of a woman which occurs during an event for the festival of Asakusa Shrine. Her investigation leads her into danger as...
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...
Roughneck From Asama
When Boss Juzo's Shinmachi Yakuza family struck fear into the hearts of his adversaries, Boss Shohei's Okabe Yakuza family with a merciless gang of raiders, Itaro of Asama was missing. With the courag...
A Martial Crowd
As a result of a superstitious belief that twins bring bad luck to the family, newborn twin princesses are separated. Yukihime, who was sent away to be raised by a yakuza family in Edo, returns home a...
Secret of The Golden Spell
One of Japan’s most popular folklore characters, Tange Sazen, the one-eyed and one-armed swordsman, must rescue the Yagyu clan from the treachery of a master plotting to take control over a sword figh...
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
First part of the famous Dai-bosatsu toge trilogy, based on Kaizan Nakazato’s unfinished long series of novels (41 books, written from 1913 to 1941). Set in the last period of the Tokugawa Shogunate, ...
Shimizu Port of Chivalry
An all-star cast highlights this Jidai-Geki classic. Set in the samurai era, this is the tale of period Yakuza. One of the real classics in this genre. In this dramatic portrayal of the real-life gamb...
Torawakamaru, the Koga Ninja
During the Age Of Wars (Sengoku Era), Tokugawa Ieyasu and Toyotomi Hideyoshi are vying for power and each uses their secret weapons in order to try and defeat the other. Momochi Sandayu of the Iga, al...
Lords of Oppression 2
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
Lords of Oppression
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
In the mist of the warring age (Sengoku Era), the Kyushu based Hayato Clan is faced with a monumental battle to determine their survival.
The Mansion of Intrigue
A swordsman must foil a minister's sinister plan to assassinate the shogun.
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...
Ghost in the Well
Harima Aoyama was a young hatamoto. He had an affair with his housemaid. She wouldn't suffer for it. He broke down her resistance because they are not intermarry classes. The young hatamoto is not abl...
Akô rôshi - Ten no maki; Chi no maki
Chronichles the story of the Forty-seven Ronin.
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...
Virtue in Spades
Adaptation of the novel by Kan Shimozawa.
The Phantom Cat
Horror film directed by Masamitsu Igayama.
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 set 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 ...
A Warrior's Flute
Tale of tragic love between samurai and princess during Heian period.
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 ...
A Gang of Five
A group of five law enforcers search Edo for a missing sword.
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.”
Listen to the Voices of the Sea
This film is strongly anti-war film. The film is based on the collection of writings by Japanese student soldiers who died during World War II. The film is located to Burma. It shows the everyday prob...
Danpei teaches swordfighting at a local theater in Tokyo.
The Rainbow-Colored Flower
Ebihara is a budding novelist entangled in a complicated web of relationships with three women from three different generations: Kazue, a coquettish teenage war orphan who tries to offer herself for m...
Utamaro and His Five Women
Utamaro, a great artist, lives to create portraits of beautiful women, and the brothels of Tokyo provide his models. A world of passion swirls around him, as the women in his life vie for lovers. And,...