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Tag Archives: Kinnosuke Nakamura
The Conspirator (1961) Daisuke Itô, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Haruko Sugimura, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Action, Drama
Two hostile clans had attained an artificial understanding which includes the union of someone from every family. Read More »
Chikamatsus Love in Osaka (1959) Tomu Uchida, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ineko Arima, Kinuyo Tanaka, Drama, Romance
The adopted son of an Osaka courier falls in love with a prostitute and, finding that she’s going to be bought by a customer, steals money from his employer to redeem her. Read More »
Kutsukake Tokijiro – yukyo ippiki / Tokijiro of Kutsukake (1966) Tai Katô, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kiyoshi Atsumi, Junko Ikeuchi, Action, Adventure, History
Tokijiro has the unfortunate duty according to the code of the gamblers to join in the fighting when afforded a night’s stay and meals at the home of a town boss. Read More »
Sanada fûunroku / Sasuke and His Comedians (1963) Tai Katô, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Misako Watanabe, Wataru Ômae, Comedy, Fantasy, History
Osaka in the early 1600s, aftermath of the historical Battle of Sekigahara; a group of orphan children are wandering through the battlefield scavenging for armour when they encounter a young boy named Sasuke with magical powers he says came from a meteor that crashed onto the Earth…Outrageous but emotionally affective, the film represents the youth culture whose causes it proclaims, taking the historical facts of the Osaka siege and the long-standing legend of the Sanada clan…
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Sen-hime to Hideyori / Lady Sen and Hideyori (1962) Masahiro Makino, Hibari Misora, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ken Takakura, Drama, History
An all-star cast led by Hibari Misora and Kinnosuke Nakamura bring this stunning historical drama to life. From the late 1500’s through the founding of the Tokugawa Shogunate many battles were fought as the great warlords vied for power over the nation. Princess Sen, a daughter of Tokugawa Ieyasu, is caught amidst the family feud between the Tokugawa and Toyotomi families. When her father Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu attacks her husband Toyotomi Hideyori’s castle, her life takes a sudden turn for the worse. Will she ever find peace in her life again? One of Hibari Misora’s most memorable performances, a movie you will never forget!
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Eddoko bugyo tenka o kiru otoko / An Edo Magistrate (1961) Kinnosuke Nakamura, Sasaki Yasushi, Drama
When a former artisan is tricked into putting his sister up as collateral for a loan by a gangster boss in a crooked gambling casino it sets in motion the story of Ooka Echizen, the famed magistrate of Edo during the reign of Shogun Tsuneyoshi.
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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.
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