Tag Archives: Japan
Yotamono to komachimusume / Lumberjack and Lady (1935) Hiromasa Nomura, Shozaburo Abe, Akio Isono, Sôjin Kamiyama, Comedy
A Japanese comedy from the end of the silent era (it has music) from a popular series. A feud, a practical joke and romance are the set up for some great comedy and drama from a team of distinctive appearance who are exploiting their silent cinema styles to the full.
Aizen katsura / The Love-Troth Tree (1938) Hiromasa Nomura, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hideo Fujino, Drama, Romance
Kaette kita yopparai / Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968) Nagisa Ôshima, Kazuhiko Kato, Osamu Kitayama, Norihiko Hashida, Action, Comedy
Kagi-dorobô no mesoddo / Key of Life (2012) Kenji Uchida, Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryôko Hirosue, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Bôhachi bushidô: Poruno jidaigeki / Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (1973) Teruo Ishii, Tetsurô Tamba, Gorô Ibuki, Tatsuo Endô, Action, Drama, Thriller, Erotic
Japanese cult movie guru Teruo Ishii directs this deranged, over-the-top adaptation from the original manga by Kazuo Koike about a privileged samurai gang in charge of recruiting women for prostitution in old Edo’s pleasure quarter.
Chi to suna no kettô / Duel Of Blood And Sand (1963) Sadatsugu Matsuda, Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Jûshirô Konoe, Satomi Oka, Action, Drama
Frustrated with the bad behavior of his lord, Inaba Yajuro (Otomo) declares that he is leaving the clan and sets off on a journey that leads him into a small town besieged by a violent group of brigands.