An all-star cast from Daiei Film Company has made “the ultimate Jirocho movie” about the legendary yakuza Shimizu no Jirocho, the biggest Boss in the Tokaido area. Read More »
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The Tale of the Crucified Lovers (1954) Kenji Mizoguchi, Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô
In 17th century Kyoto, Osan is married to Ishun, a wealthy miserly scroll-maker. Read More »
While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier Read More »
Genji monogatari / The Tale of Genji (1951) Kôzaburô Yoshimura, Kazuo Hasegawa, Michiyo Kogure, Machiko Kyô, Drama
Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks Read More »
Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari / A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (1945) Mikio Naruse, Kazuo Hasegawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sensho Ichikawa, War, Drama
After a renowned archer commits harakiri because he’s lost the big tournament, innkeeper Kinuyo Tanaka takes in his boy and sees to his training so he can compete in the next big contest.
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The Demon of Mount Oe / Ooe-yama Shuten-dôji (1960) Tokuzô Tanaka, Kazuo Hasegawa, Raizô Ichikawa, Shintarô Katsu, Fantasy, Horror
A demon-faced monster seeking revenge appears in the forms of a gigantic ox and a huge spider! The young Genji warrior protects the Fujiwara Clan and the beautiful lady in tragic love! A grand visual epic told with mesmerizing extravagance!
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