Tag Archives: japanese

Burai barase! / Outlaw: Rub-out! (1969) Keiichi Ozawa, Eiji Gô, Kenji Imai, Chieko Matsubara, Gorô Mutsumi, Crime

Goro the Assassin (1968)
New force joins the creators of the “Outlaw” series in this final installment. Hideichi Nagahara, the scenario writer for “A Colt Is My Passport” starring Joe Shishido, co-writes the script with Kanao Ikegami. Although Goro is a known assassin, he has always been against the ways of the yakuza. In “Outlaw Kill!” he deals with the dilemma of living such a lifestyle more than ever: the sacrifices, the time wasted in prison…

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Burai kurodosu / Black Dagger (1968) Keiichi Ozawa, Tamio Kawachi, Chieko Matsubara, Kunie Tanaka, Tetsuya Watari, Crime

Goro the Assassin (1968)
“Black Dagger” is the fifth successful installment of the “Outlaw” series. This movie premiered in theaters on December 28th 1968, only one month after the release of “Goro the Assassin”. With stop motion visual effects and calm narratives of Tetsuya Watari decorating the fight scenes, this yakuza classic remains as a favorite amongst many Nikkatsu noir fans.

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Onna no rekishi / A Woman’s Life (1963) Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Drama

A Woman's Life (1963)
Nobuko (Hideko Takamine) is a gentle Japanese woman who endures several ordeals during her adult life in this somber, sentimental drama. She gives birth to a baby boy after she marries the man she loves, but the philandering husband is killed during the war. Nobuko raises her son as a single mother and is heartbroken when he grows up and marries a saloon girl against her wishes. When her son dies in an auto wreck, Nobuko finally accepts her daughter-in-law after learning she will soon have a baby.

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Furusato / Home from the Sea (1972) Yôji Yamada, Hisashi Igawa, Chieko Baishô, Chishû Ryû, Drama

Home from the Sea (1972)
On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. They cherish the deepest affection for this piece of land they call home, and the simple life they lead. But rapid industrial growth makes it all but impossible to continue their chosen living style, and they are forced to leave their beloved hometown in search of a brighter future. But their hometown lingers on their hearts, and they dream of a time when they may once again return.

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