Hideo Gosha

Hideo Gosha

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1929-02-26 · Deathday: 1992-08-30 (63 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

25 Movies

Also Known As: 五社 英雄

Biography

Hideo Gosha (五社 英雄, Gosha Hideo, February 26, 1929 – August 30, 1992) was a Japanese film director.Born in Arasaka, Tokyo Prefecture, Gosha graduated from high school and served in the Imperial Navy during the Second World War. After earning a business degree at Meiji University, he joined Nippon television as a reporter in 1953. In 1957 he moved on to the newly founded Fuji Television and rose through the ranks as a producer and director. One of his television shows, the chambara Three Outlaw Samurai, so impressed the heads of the Shochiku film studio that he was offered the chance to adapt it as a feature film in 1964. Following this film's financial success, he directed a string of equally successful chambara productions through the end of the 1960s. His two most critical and popular successes of the period are Goyokin and Hitokiri (also known as Tenchu), both released in 1969 and both considered to be two of the finest examples of the chambara genre.During the 1970s Gosha abandoned pure chambara and turned his productive energies toward films in the yakuza genre but he still produced period sword films such as The Wolves (1971), Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron (1978), and Hunter in the Dark (1979). His films Three Outlaw Samurai and Sword of the Beast (1965) have been released by Criterion.By the early 1980s, Gosha began making period films that featured prostitutes as protagonists that were renowned for their realism, violence, and overt sexuality. They were critically panned for those very reasons, but they were also all box office successes. In 1984 he was awarded the Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year for The Geisha.Gosha’s films have influenced directors including Chang Cheh, Takashi Miike, and Yoshiaki Kawajiri.

Movies & TV shows

1992.

1 Movie
The Oil-Hell Murder

The Oil-Hell Murder

1992
The indolent son of an oil vendor became a regular customer of a prostitution service, racked up a mountain of debt, and was disowned by his parents.

1991.

1 Movie
Heat Wave

Heat Wave

1991
Rin Jyoshima has fallen victim to her own gambling habits after losing her father to gambling.

1989.

1 Movie
Four Days of Snow and Blood

Four Days of Snow and Blood

1989
The attempted coup in Japan in 1936 was launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. The center of Tokyo was briefly held by the rebels before the coup was suppressed.

1988.

1 Movie
Carmen 1945

Carmen 1945

1988
Prostitutes in burnt out Tokyo ghetto of post-WWII Japan peddle their flesh and save one-third of their money for a proposed dancehall to be named Paradise. The hookers live in a bombed-out building, ...

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...

1986.

2 Movies
Yakuza Ladies

Yakuza Ladies

1986
While her husband is in prison doing time, Tamaki, the wife of a yakuza capo, runs her spouse’s gang with an iron hand. Meanwhile, Makoto, her younger sister, marries a member of a rival band after be...
Death Shadows

Death Shadows

1986
Three men sentenced to death are spared and become assassins for a group of high ranking officials. During their investigation on some illegal business, one of them, called "Yazuke the Viper", finds h...

1985.

2 Movies
Oar

Oar

1985
Drama about the difficult relationship between a former wrestler, his wife and their adopted children.
Tracked

Tracked

1985
When a fugitive begins a romance with the woman hiding him from the law, it becomes uncertain whether he will ever escape the shadow of his heinous crimes--or the detectives hot on his trail.

1984.

1 Movie
Fireflies in the North

Fireflies in the North

1984
During the early days of the Meiji era, the brutal warden of Kabato Prison used to intimidate convicts sentenced to forced labor to build the roads needed to open up the territory.

1983.

1 Movie
The Geisha

The Geisha

1983
Yokiro was the most successful Geisha house in Western Japan during the first half of the 20th century, and remains open to this day. Behind the fabulous facade, there were many battles between family...

1982.

2 Movies
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo

Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo

1982
A re-make of the classic story made for television in 1982.
Onimasa: A Japanese Godfather

Onimasa: A Japanese Godfather

1982
The egocentric boss of a small yakuza clan on Shikoku Island is called Onimasa and he has criminal duties that conflict with his self- image as a chivalrous samurai. This epic tale of justice, disobed...

1979.

1 Movie
Hunter in the Dark

Hunter in the Dark

1979
Yataro Tanigawa, a hired assassin, impressed Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skills. During an inter-clan conflict, Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard. Tanigawa's boss's enemies are almost overwhelming as ...

1978.

1 Movie
Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron

Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron

1978
The leader of a gang of thieves is a former samurai warrior named Kumokiri Nizaemon. He is attempting to rob the castle of his former clan.

1974.

1 Movie
Violent Streets

Violent Streets

1974
A former yakuza boss is dragged back into a world of violence as a Kansai syndicate sets their sights on Tokyo.

1971.

1 Movie
The Wolves

The Wolves

1971
After killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi was released early, only to find that his former gang had merged with the Kannos. With bitter resentments on both sides, how long will bloodshed...

1969.

2 Movies
Goyokin

Goyokin

1969
A samurai warrior is trying to stop a massacre.
Tenchu!

Tenchu!

1969
The ruthless leader Takechi quickly takes advantage of the ronin's desperation to find a way out of financial straits, as he allies with the Tosa clan.

1967.

1 Movie
Samurai Wolf II

Samurai Wolf II

1967
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...

1966.

3 Movies
Cash Calls Hell

Cash Calls Hell

6
1966
Oida's cell mate agreed to assassinate three people in exchange for a half-share of Oida's money. Oida had second thoughts after meeting his first potential victim. The body count starts climbing even...
Samurai Wolf

Samurai Wolf

1966
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...
Sazen Tange and The Secret of the Urn

Sazen Tange and The Secret of the Urn

1966
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...

1965.

1 Movie
Sword of the Beast

Sword of the Beast

1965
In Hideo Gosha's Sword of the Beast, a low-level swordsman kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. He decided to live in the wild because of the betrayal he received from his former colle...

1964.

1 Movie
Three Outlaw Samurai

Three Outlaw Samurai

1964
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...
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