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Tag Archives: Hiroyuki Sanada
The D-Slope Murder Case AKA D-Zaka no satsujin jiken (1998) Akio Jissôji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyûsaku Shimada, Yumi Yoshiyuki
Detective Kogoro Akechi is faced with a peculiar murder case involving forgeries of classic pornographic artworks. Read More »
The Blazing Valiant AKA Moeru yusha (1981) Tooru Dobashi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hiroshi Katsuno, Kazue Itô
Jo has just come back to Japan for the funeral of his parents, who were killed in Africa Read More »
Roaring Fire AKA Hoero tekken (1981) Norifumi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin’ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi
Joji learns a dark secret from his dying father; he learns he has a twin brother and a sister. Read More »
A disgraced warrior planning the murder of a Japanese diplomat, and a ninja in the employ of a navy official are about to land in San Francisco Read More »
Yellow Fangs (1990) Shin’ichi Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mika Muramatsu, Akira Kurosaki, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Based on a true story. In 1915, a mountain village in Japan was attacked by a giant bear, dubbed “Red Spot”, who terrorized the villagers for days Read More »
Onmyoji / The Yin Yang Master (2001) Yôjirô Takita, Mansai Nomura, Hideaki Itô, Hiroyuki Sanada, Action, Fantasy, Drama
In a time when demons and ghosts threaten to bring total devastation to a powerful kingdom, betrayal from within the powerful ranks of the ruling emperor threatens to bring an entire civilization to its knees in this supernaturally charged martial arts epic from director Yojiro Takita.
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Iga Ninpûchô / The Ninja Wars (1982) Kôsei Saitô, Hiroyuki Sanada, Noriko Watanabe, Jun Miho, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo.
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A crippled kabuki player is taken into a strolling company of itinerant actors. An influential publisher notices his honest, bold drawings, and nurtures him despite persecution and betrayal. The film explores the eternal relationship between artist and producer, and describes the emanicipation of a man who refuses to let himself become the plaything of power and money.
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