Sadao Nakajima (中島貞夫, Nakajima Sadao) is a Japanese film director and screenwriter (born 8 August, 1934) known for his work in yakuza films and jidaigeki.
Movies & TV shows
Love's Twisting Path
A love story torn by swords... In Kyoto in the last days of Edo Period, the bloody conflict continues between local feudal domains, who aim to overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate, and the Shogun's police...
Chambara: The Art of Japanese Swordplay
Veteran director Nakajima Sadao examines the appeal, background, Japanese context and transition of chambara, or period sword fighting and samurai, films in Kyoto. Not only interviews with actors, cho...
Fewer samurai films are being made, and the Uzumasa studio has fallen on hard times. One day, veteran "kirareyaku" (whose job it is to be felled with a sword by a film's star) actor Kamiyama is tasked...
Yakuza Ladies: Decision
Kasuga's husband was arrested for the murder of his friend. She and her family found out that he was trapped by Nagoshi, the boss of their rival yakuza family. She has to make a decision.
One of the great lords of Japanese history is Oda Nobunaga. His military success resulted in the unification of the country. This historically accurate portrayal of Nobunaga's life and times is highli...
Yakuza Ladies Revisited
The wife of a yakuza lieutenant tries to keep the peace when the clan's heir suddenly dies and a succession conflict threatens to break out.
Two childhood friends find themselves caught in the midst of an all-out turf war between rival factions in the yakuza-stained region of Kyushu.
The rise to power of the famed Lady Kasuga no Tsubone, who established the 'Ooku' (the women's quarters at Edo castle) and acted as nursemaid to Tokugawa Iemitsu, the future 3rd Shogun is chronicled i...
1750 Days of Turbulence
After the death of previous Boss, a gang war lasts for more than four years.
Tokugawa Shogun III loves his younger son Tokumatsu more than his oldest son Takechiyo. He told Takechiyo to go to Yedo. Takechiyo is being watched by Hotta Masamori, the head of the Skura clan, where...
A man was forced to sell his daughter to a brothel in the largest red-light district in Tokyo. The owners of the brothel want to make her a great new addition which will attract the richest of custome...
The Seburi Story
The culturally isolated, nomadic Seburi people of western Japan are the subject of this tragedy about a few of the community's members who especially experience difficulties as modern Japan encroaches...
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...
Kamikaze, the Adventurer
An ex-Olympic athlete and a student commit cash robbery. Aki Hoshino, a pre-med student, becomes inspired to steal money the school collected as “special fees” from parents wanting to assure their off...
The Blazing Valiant
Jo has just come back to Japan for the funeral of his parents, who were killed in tribal warfare in Africa where the family had been living throughout most of Jo's life. Once the funeral was over, he ...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Shadow Warriors ran for four seasons in the early 1980s, with Sonny Chiba playing different ninja characters. In the first series he played Hattori Hanz III, in the second series he played Tsuge Shinp...
Jun has come to Tokyo from his family home, an island which resembles a ship. He works in a machine shop and is attempting to develop a career as a cartoonist in his spare time. When he travels around...
Japanese Godfather: Ambition
An ambitious Kansai yakuza don moves in on Tokyo using financial and political tactics, sparking conflict with a local criminal association.
Yakuza War: Japanese Godfather
The domestic needs of the leader's daughters need to be balanced with his violent tactics for the rough streets of 1960s Tokyo.
Japanese Humanity and Justice
When a mob boss retires under political pressure, his successor and yakuza family are tested to their limits as new alliances and enemies are formed.
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.
A Savage Beast Goes Mad
Test driver Hayami loses control of his car and rolls over. His company then learns that he has kept secret that he is visually impaired, and he is fired. Without the prospect of returning to his old ...
The Three Ginza Rascals
Three men, all named Masa, join forces to capitalize on each of their unique yet questionable talents against a hyper-competitive Tokyo underworld.
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.
Hiroshi, a small-time racketeer, makes a name for himself extorting vulnerable companies and their directors for financial gain.
Shimane Prison Riot
Japan, 1948: Hiroki Matsukata stars as a man facing a nine year prison sentence. He incites prisoners of Shimane Prison to the biggest riot in jail history. A fighter by heart, he sees a way out of a...
Bohachi Bushido: The Villain
The flesh trade in Japan is controlled by a vile and corrupt organization. They use a nihilistic ronin when they are threatened. You will get blood and limbs if you stand against Saburai.
Jeans Blues: No Future
Hijiriko makes off from the bar she works at with money and a car that isn't hers. Meanwhile, Jiro Katagiri is up to no good with his gangster friends and ends up making off with all their ill-gotten ...
The Rapacious Jailbreaker
Convicted of murder, Masayuki Ueda is sent to Hiroshima Prison along with his accomplice. But for a man like him, breaking out of prison is easy.
The Maizuru Showdown between The Yakuza Brothers
A man and his half-brother are in the middle of negotiations when all hell breaks loose.
The memoirs of a former boss of the yakuza are the basis of the film.
The Kyoto Connection
Christina met a Japanese man at the airport while she was in Japan. He raped her and held her hostage in his apartment. The rapist is soon consulting his 'How to Stimulate a Woman' sex book in an effo...
Aesthetics of a Bullet
A small time crook who sells rabbits frequently gets into trouble with loan sharks and the yakuza. He wants to become a big-shot and become a hitman.
Girl Boss: Escape From Reform School
Girl Boss Ruriko and her cellmates escape from a corrupt reform school that is more interested in cheating the government out of money than reformation. They have their own reasons for leaving. Ruriko...
Tokyo-Seoul-Bangkok Drug Triangle
A truck driver is in South Korea to receive his sister's ashes. The death may not have been an accident after all, and may have something to do with international drug traffickers.
Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth
Secrets surrounding Monjiro’s birth are revealed.
Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro
Kogarashi Monjiro is a lone samurai who agrees to take responsibility for his friend's murder so that he can stay with his dying mother, with the expectation that his friend will confess and get him p...
A Modern Yakuza: Three Decoy Blood Brothers
When a large crime syndicate seeks to invade Gifu's underworld, three brothers and their yakuza family are the only ones that stand in their way.
A look at sex in Japan, that covers underground gay life, transvestites, sex change operations, tattoos, and S&M.
The Viper Brothers
Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths
A classy 70's flick about the importance, traditions, popularity and ways of Japanese bathing.
Three Pretty Devils
A trio of teenage tarts try to earn money through shoplifting and prostitution scams and get into deep trouble.
The Revelation of a Geisha
After the bankruptcy of her foster-father's condom factory, Tamae sets out to make a living on her own and ends up working as a geisha at a hot spring resort. After rising in popularity, a climactic s...
Everybody's chasing a diamond in Sadao Nakajima's crime/action/drama. It was a based on a novel by Tsusai Sugawara, who was a Japanese writer and political figure campaigning against drugs, prostitut...
The Domain: White Blade
The Domain: White Blade
The Shogun and His Mistresses
Three tales of women that resided in the Shogun's harem (o-oku) during the Edo period.
Code Between Brothers 6
Sixth part of the series.
In World War II, students were trained to become Kamikaze pilots.
Judo vs. Karate
A story of friendship between a lone wolf judo expert and a youth.
Flower and Dragon: Duel of the Sea Caves
The sequel to "Flowers and Dragons". Kingoro Tamai founded a family in the port of Wakamatsu. He unites people with his courage, and revolts against the entrepreneur Oki Nakashi, who is teeming with v...
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 ...
Showdown of Men
A fight over a territory affects the lives of three men!
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.
Female Ninja Magic
In Osaka during the Edo period, ruler Sanada Yukimura was in losing position, fearing Toyotomi's blood descendents would end, he impregnates one of five Shinano female ninja with the seed of Toyotomi ...
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