Tag Archives: Japan
Vampire Hunter D / Kyûketsuki hantâ D (1985) Toyoo Ashida, Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô, Animation, Action, Fantasy
D, a haunted half-human, half-vampire warrior, wanders the countryside of a feudalistic future, hunting his own kind while battling his own evil nature. Like a rogue samurai, the silent, solitary hero wanders into a small hamlet terrorized by the all-powerful Count, a monstrous vampire lord, and his demonic minions from a castle that casts a long shadow over the countryside. The Count has claimed the human Doris (who wields a mean cutlass herself) as his bride. D becomes her protector and–when she’s captured by the Count’s shape-shifting minions–her savior.
Tokyo Train Girls 3: The Sensuous Nurse / Yureru densha no naka de: Yaburareta nâsu pansuto (2008) Tadashi Kyouya, Tomomi Aizu, Io Asuka, Chinatsu Izawa, Drama, Pinku, Erotic
Super conservative beautiful maiden Asuka Io in her first original video appearance! A new nurse is stripped of her white uniform and is made to experience sexual indignities. Chinatsu Izawa, the gorgeous actress with the beautiful legs, plays the older supervising nurse. The molestation and white uniformed nurse play by the finest actresses will challenge and stimulate the minds of men all over!
Tokugawa Ieyasu / Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965) Daisuke Itô, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kin’ya Kitaôji, Takahiro Tamura, Kei Yamamoto, Action
From one of the most important forces in Japanese filmmaking, Ito Daisuke, comes the biography of the greatest Warlord in Japan’s history. Tokugawa Ieyasu was a brilliant general who rose through a combination of good luck and better strategies than his mentors and enemies. Having served under the powerful leaders who preceded him, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, his ambition knew no bounds. How he was able to defeat the forces of the Western Army and seize control of Japan is a story which must be told properly. While Ieyasu’s rise was the basis for James Clavell’s “Shogun” which fictionalized his story using the false name Toranaga, before this film, little was known of Ieyasu before now.
Kare no ootobai, kanojo no shima / His Motorbike, Her Island (1986) Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Kiwako Harada, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Watanabe, Tomokazu Miura, Drama, Romance
After being threatened by his girlfriend’s brother, Ko (Riki Takeuchi) goes on a trip on his Kawasaki to contemplate his options. He meets Miiyo (Kiwako Harada) by chance, and the two stay in touch. He later receives an invitation to her island, where he begins to teach her how to ride, and quickly falls for her. Miiyo is an extremely quick study, and the two are a well-matched pair. However, her obsession with motorbikes seems to be leading her down a dangerous path.
A un / Buddies (1989) Yasuo Furuhata, Ken Takakura, Eiji Bandô, Sumiko Fuji, Yasuko Tomita, Drama, Romance
Based on a celebrated book by Kuniko Mukoda, this film directed by Yasuo Furuhata tells of a close friendship undone by love. The title of the film, A Un, is a Japanese expression meaning an utter understanding between friends and lovers, and old army pals Kadokura (played by Japanese film icon Ken Takakura) and Miyata (Eiji Bando) certainly fit the bill. Kadokura is the owner of a small business where Miyata works. Kadokura is also in love – though quite platonically – with Miyata’s wife Tami (Sumiko Fuji).
Tokyo Train Girls 2: Supervixen / Yureru densha no naka de: Niizuma no gôjasu na shitai (2008) Tadashi Kyouya, Risa Kasumi, Minori Majokoro, Rei Misaki, Drama, Pinku, Erotic
Ayumi is married to Yukinari, a man with some serious sexual perversions. He enjoys molesting his wife on the train, engaging in some light bondage and blindfold sex sessions with her. He’s also been sleeping with Kazuha (who happens to be Ayumi’s friend) on the side. Eventually he even hires a man to rape his wife while he secretly records (and enjoys) the action. A lot of sexual manipulation ensues and at the end it’s a twist to see who’s been playing whom.
TAP: Perfect Education / TAP: Kanzennaru shiiku (2013) Kazuki Katashima, Narimi Arimori, Seiji Chihara, Kôsei Katô, Thriller, Drama
Tokyo Train Girls: Private Lessons / Yureru densha no naka de: Onna kyôshi no midara na arubaito (2009) Tadashi Kyouya, Megu Fujiura, Myu, Takahiro Nomura, Drama, Romance, Pinku, Erotic
New teacher Chihiro has been on the job for three months. She does her job with great enthusiasm, but she has a secret that nobody must know. As a student, she accumulated debt in order to keep up with her well-to-do friends. She can’t pay it back on the wages of a teacher so she started working part-time as a Chat-Lady. In front of a web camera that hides her face, she shakes her breasts and hips. By chance, her student, Kazuaki discovers the web site.
Decapitation of an Evil Woman / Dokufu oden kubikiri asa (1977) Yûji Makiguchi, Terumi Azuma, Yukiko Tachibana, Yoshinobu Hirose, Action, Crime, Drama, Pinku, Erotic
An unusual blending of elements comes together in this crime story drawn from Japanese history. During the early Meiji period a number of “Dokufu” (Poison Women) committed a significant number of murders. These crimes were most often committed by wives on their husbands in order to be together with their lovers. At that time women were executed in the same manner as men, to wit: by being decapitated. This is the story of the most notorious of all, Takahashi Oden who, in 1879, was the last woman executed by decapitation in Japan.