A nerdy young college instructor named Shinji Kikyo returns home one day to find himself the target of a mad assassin. Read More »
Tag Archives: Kihachi Okamoto
Filmed as a traditional Japanese play, a yakuza boss is released from prison, but finds his gang usurped by a shady politician. Read More »
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Read More »
While testing the advance prototype of a revolutionary gas engine, the vehicle is involved in a mysterious accident killing its driver. Read More »
A disgraced warrior planning the murder of a Japanese diplomat, and a ninja in the employ of a navy official are about to land in San Francisco Read More »
Chikagoro naze ka Charusuton / At This Late Date The Charleston (1981) Kihachi Okamoto, Gô Rijû, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Zaitsu, Comedy
A group of old men take over an empty house and proclaim it to be a new “country” they have founded, called Yama. Read More »
Dokuritsu gurentai / Desperate Outpost (1959) Kihachi Okamoto, Makoto Satô, Izumi Yukimura, Misa Uehara, Drama, War, Action
When Sergeant Okubo’s brother is murdered at a Japanese outpost in Northern China during the Second World War, Okubo poses as a war correspondent and seeks out his brother’s killer. Read More »
The Battle of Okinawa (1971) Kihachi Okamoto, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Drama, War
It is spring, 1945. The war is going badly for the Empire of Japan. Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers of the Empire are being forced back, island by island, towards the homeland.
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Fort Graveyard / Chi to suna (1965) Kihachi Okamoto, Toshirô Mifune, Makoto Satô, Reiko Dan, Drama, War
Charged with insubordination for punching a superior, Sergeant Kosugi is shipped to China in the last desperate days of the Second World War. His commander, Captain Sakuma, is vicious and dictatorial. Sakuma places Kosugi in charge of training for combat what once was the military band. Kosugi must somehow prepare his inept soldiers for the rigors of combat.
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