Sadao Nakajima

Sadao Nakajima

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1934-08-08 (86 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Togane, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

78 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: 中島貞夫

Biography

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

2019.

1 Movie
Love's Twisting Path

Love's Twisting Path

2019
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...

2016.

1 Movie
Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mifune: The Last Samurai

2016
Toshiro Mifune is a giant of Japanese cinema and will be 100 years old in a few months.

2015.

1 Movie
Chambara: The Art of Japanese Swordplay

Chambara: The Art of Japanese Swordplay

2015
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...

2014.

1 Movie
Uzumasa Limelight

Uzumasa Limelight

2014
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...

2009.

1 Movie

2000.

1 Movie

1999.

1 Movie

1998.

1 Movie
Yakuza Ladies: Decision

Yakuza Ladies: Decision

1998
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.

1996.

1 Movie
Yakuza Ladies Revisited 5

Yakuza Ladies Revisited 5

1996
The wife of a recently deceased yakuza boss is caught in a conflict between the candidates for his successor and must protect her beloved daughter.

1992.

1 Movie
Oda Nobunaga

Oda Nobunaga

1992
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...

1991.

2 Movies
Yakuza Ladies Revisited

Yakuza Ladies Revisited

1991
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.
Yakuza Warfare

Yakuza Warfare

1991
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.

1990.

2 Movies
She-Shogun

She-Shogun

1990
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

1750 Days of Turbulence

1990
After the death of previous Boss, a gang war lasts for more than four years.

1989.

1 Movie
Shogun's Shadow

Shogun's Shadow

1989
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...

1988.

1 Movie
The Boss' Wife

The Boss' Wife

1988
The woman was sentenced to jail for attacking the man she believes killed her husband. She thought of revenge after being shadowed by a hitman.

1987.

1 Movie
Tokyo Bordello

Tokyo Bordello

1987
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...

1985.

1 Movie
The Seburi Story

The Seburi Story

1985
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...

1984.

1 Movie
Appassionata

Appassionata

1984
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...

1983.

1 Movie
Theater Of Life

Theater Of Life

1983
Shiro Ozaki's novel was adapted.

1982.

1 Movie
Domineering

Domineering

1982
When the leader of Japan's most powerful yakuza family is killed, his wife is left to pick up the pieces and carry on his legacy.

1981.

2 Movies
Kamikaze, the Adventurer

Kamikaze, the Adventurer

1981
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

The Blazing Valiant

1981
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 ...

1980.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

1980
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

Jun

1980
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...

1979.

2 Movies
Down with The Big Boss

Down with The Big Boss

1979
In pre-war Japan, two members of a large yakuza syndicate initiate a turf war that embroils the highest levels of Tokyo's underworld.
The Shogun Assassins

The Shogun Assassins

1979
The film is about a real person. The war against Tokugawa Ieyasu was fought by Sanada Yukimura.

1978.

2 Movies
Shag

Shag

1978
A hard-boiled Shiro Akitsu goes on a relentless search for his kidnapped daughter with the aid of an Ainu dog.
Japanese Godfather: Conclusion

Japanese Godfather: Conclusion

1978
The three-film saga comes to a conclusion as three leaders of the underworld battle it out to determine who will become Don of Japan.

1977.

3 Movies
Japanese Godfather: Ambition

Japanese Godfather: Ambition

1977
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

Yakuza War: Japanese Godfather

1977
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

Japanese Humanity and Justice

1977
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.

1976.

4 Movies
Operation Plazma in Osaka

Operation Plazma in Osaka

1976
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

A Savage Beast Goes Mad

1976
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

The Three Ginza Rascals

1976
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

Terror of Yakuza

1976
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.

1975.

4 Movies
Company Buggers

Company Buggers

1975
Hiroshi, a small-time racketeer, makes a name for himself extorting vulnerable companies and their directors for financial gain.
Shimane Prison Riot

Shimane Prison Riot

1975
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...

1974.

5 Movies
Bohachi Bushido: The Villain

Bohachi Bushido: The Villain

1974
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

Jeans Blues: No Future

1974
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

The Rapacious Jailbreaker

1974
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

The Maizuru Showdown between The Yakuza Brothers

1974
A man and his half-brother are in the middle of negotiations when all hell breaks loose.
Violent Fraternity

Violent Fraternity

1974
The memoirs of a former boss of the yakuza are the basis of the film.

1973.

4 Movies
The Kyoto Connection

The Kyoto Connection

1973
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

Aesthetics of a Bullet

1973
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: Escape From Reform School

3.6
1973
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

Tokyo-Seoul-Bangkok Drug Triangle

1973
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.

1972.

3 Movies
Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth

Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth

1972
Secrets surrounding Monjiro’s birth are revealed.
Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro

Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro

1972
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...

1971.

4 Movies
A Modern Yakuza: Three Decoy Blood Brothers

A Modern Yakuza: Three Decoy Blood Brothers

1971
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.
Twisted Sex

Twisted Sex

1971
A look at sex in Japan, that covers underground gay life, transvestites, sex change operations, tattoos, and S&M.
Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths

Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths

1971
A classy 70's flick about the importance, traditions, popularity and ways of Japanese bathing.

1970.

3 Movies
Three Pretty Devils

Three Pretty Devils

1970
A trio of teenage tarts try to earn money through shoplifting and prostitution scams and get into deep trouble.
The Revelation of a Geisha

The Revelation of a Geisha

1970
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...
Postwar Secrets

Postwar Secrets

1970
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...

1969.

3 Movies
The Cross of Vengeance

The Cross of Vengeance

1969
Film with Junko Miyazono.
Memoir of Japanese Assassinations

Memoir of Japanese Assassinations

1969
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, assassins changed the course of Japanese history.
Nippon '69 Sexual Curiosity Seeking Zone

Nippon '69 Sexual Curiosity Seeking Zone

1969
Early Japanese mondo film, also known as Mondo Grottesco.

1968.

1 Movie
Nunnery Confidential

Nunnery Confidential

1968
Pinku was from 1968.

1967.

5 Movies
The Domain: White Blade

The Domain: White Blade

1967
The Domain: White Blade
The Shogun and His Mistresses

The Shogun and His Mistresses

1967
Three tales of women that resided in the Shogun's harem (o-oku) during the Edo period.
Code Between Brothers 6

Code Between Brothers 6

1967
Sixth part of the series.
Classmates

Classmates

1967
In World War II, students were trained to become Kamikaze pilots.

1966.

5 Movies
Judo vs. Karate

Judo vs. Karate

1966
A story of friendship between a lone wolf judo expert and a youth.
Flower and Dragon: Duel of the Sea Caves

Flower and Dragon: Duel of the Sea Caves

1966
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...
Yakuza Hooligans

Yakuza Hooligans

1966
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

Showdown of Men

1966
Part one.

1965.

3 Movies
Three Yakuza

Three Yakuza

1965
The story of three gamblers who traveled Japan during the samurai era and lived by their wits and sword skills. The story of a different drifter's life is told in 3 different parts. A man is on the ru...
True Osaka Grit

True Osaka Grit

1965
Based on a novel by Kôen Hasegawa

1964.

3 Movies
Giant Rumble

Giant Rumble

1964
A fight over a territory affects the lives of three men!
The Spying Sorceress

The Spying Sorceress

1964
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

Female Ninja Magic

1964
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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