An unnamed doctor has always had everything he’s ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.
Tag Archives: Japan
Munekata kyôdai / The Munekata Sisters (1950) Yasujirô Ozu, Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Drama
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a few years ago. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko’s sister) tries to reunite them. She too is secretly in love with Hiroshi.
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.
Revolver (1988) Toshiya Fujita, Kenji Sawada, Masatoshi Murakami, Shiori Sakura, Action, Crime, Drama
When a gun belonging to a police officer is stolen, it ends up in the hands of a student, who decides to use it on a yakuza who beat him recently. Now the police officer is hot on the student’s trail, and he’s determined to prevent the gun from going off.
Nurse Diary Beast Afternoon (1982) Naosuke Kurosawa, Maiko Kazama, Jun Miho, Miki Yamaji, Hideo Shiroyama, Crime, Sci-Fi, Erotic
Flame Of Blood / Hono-o no Gotoku (1981) Tai Katô, Bunta Sugawara, Mitsuko Baishô, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Drama, Action
The story is set in Bakumatsu and revolves around the Bunta Sugawara character, a yakuza (of course but instead of a modern yakuza/gangster, he’s a gambler/bakuto). After he kills someone and gets wound, is saved by a blind woman (Mitsuko Baishô), who took care of him.
Flag in the Mist / Kiri no hata (1965) Yôji Yamada, Chieko Baishô, Osamu Takizawa, Michiyo Aratama, Crime, Drama
When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan’s top lawyer to defend her brother.
Yakuza Taxi / 893 Taxi (1994) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Susumu Terajima, Kouichi Ueda, Yoshiyuki Oomori, Comedy
Mizu de kakareta monogatari / A Story Written with Water (1965) Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada, Ruriko Asaoka, Isao Yamagata, Drama, Art-house
Shizuo discovers a mysterious letter about his fiancé Yumiko, which prompts him to explore his sexual psychology and memories. His childhood and adult life unfold simultaneously, and he feels increasingly obligated to choose between mother and fiancé. Whichever choice he makes, it seems one will rule out the other.
Kôrei / Seance (2000) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kôji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Drama, Horror, Thriller
A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost begins to haunt not only Junko but also her husband, Sato (Koji Yakusho).