The actor Koheiji is terribly in love with the wife of his best friend, the playwright Takuro. Read More »
Tag Archives: Nobuo Nakagawa
Death Row Woman AKA Onna shikeishû no datsugoku (1960) Nobuo Nakagawa, Miyuki Takakura, Tatsuo Terashima, Yôichi Numata
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The Lady Vampire AKA Onna kyûketsuki (1959) Nobuo Nakagawa, Shigeru Amachi, Takashi Wada, Junko Ikeuchi
A woman who’s been missing for twenty years suddenly turns up alive, and looking not a day older than when she vanished. Read More »
In 1870’s Tokyo, Den steals to support the daughter of her first marriage and her consumptive second husband. Read More »
A graduate-school student has a friend who is pure evil. Read More »
Okatsu: a “tomboy” who is good with a sword. Her father has found her a man to marry and actually she doesn’t seem too upset about the situation. Read More »
Banba no Chûtarô / Chutaro of Banba (1955) Nobuo Nakagawa, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Isuzu Yamada, Sanae Mitsuoka, Drama
Based on the play ”Mabuta no Haha” by famed author Hasegawa Shin, this is the first major starring role for Wakayama Tomisaburo. This heartfelt story concerns a wandering gambler from Banba by the name of Chutaro. Set during the Tenpo Period, Chutaro runs afoul of Boss Sukegoro of Iioka, prior to the great showdown that formed the centerpiece of the first Zato Ichi film. Pursued by vengeance seeking swordsmen, Chutaro displays his phenomenal martial art skills, much as a preview of his internationally famous Baby Cart series. Abandoned as a child, he seeks to find his long lost mother, while at the same time fighting off numerous attacks by Iioka’s men.
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Okatsu, the daughter of a katana instructor must avenge a judge who rapes and kills his father. Next to the wild Rui, will conduct a bloody persecution.
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