Tag Archives: Raizô Ichikawa
Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho / Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese Jade (1963) Tokuzô Tanaka, Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Shinobu Araki, Drama
Kiru / Destiny’s Son (1962) Kenji Misumi, Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Mayumi Nagisa, Action, Drama
Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri / Sleepy Eyes of Death 3: Full Circle Killing (1964) Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Raizô Ichikawa, Kyooko Azuma, Ryônosuke Azuma, Drama, Mystery
A decapitation at the hands of the shogun’s monstrous misbegotten son kicks off the action and draws nomadic Nemuri Kyoshiro (Raizô Ichikawa) into more sword-fighting adventures when he’s blamed for the beheading.
Shin Heike monogatari / Taira Clan Saga (1955) Kenji Mizoguchi, Narutoshi Hayashi, Raizô Ichikawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Drama
Shinobi no mono / Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962) Satsuo Yamamoto, Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûnosuke Itô, Action, Drama
Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. Deceit, treachery, and entire gangs of enemy ninja lurk around every corner as Goemon travels the countryside to complete his task, win back his honor, and save his skin!
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!
Daisatsujin orochi / The Betrayal (1966) Tokuzô Tanaka, Raizô Ichikawa, Kaoru Yachigusa, Shiho Fujimura, Action, Drama
A naively honorable samurai (played by Raizo) comes to the bitter realization that his devotion to moral samurai principles makes him an oddity among his peers, and a very vulnerable oddity in consequence. He takes the blame for the misdeeds of others, with the understanding that he will be exiled for one year and restored to the clan’s good graces after the political situation dies down. As betrayal begins to heap upon betrayal, he realizes he’ll have to live out his life as a master-less ronin, if not hunted down and killed.
Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen / Satan’s Sword 3 – The Final Chapter (1961) Kazuo Mori, Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Katsuhiko Kobayashi, Action, Drama
The Dai-bosatsu toge trilogy is based on Kaizan Nakazatos unfinished long series of novels (41 books, written from 1913 to 1941). Set in the last period of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Daibosatsu Toge tells the story of Tsuke Ryunosuke, a nihilistic swordmaster who doesnt hesitate to kill anyone, bad or good.
Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki / Satan’s Sword 2: The Dragon God (1960) Kenji Misumi, Raizô Ichikawa, Kôjirô Hongô, Tamao Nakamura, Drama, Action
The Dai-bosatsu toge trilogy is based on Kaizan Nakazatos unfinished long series of novels (41 books, written from 1913 to 1941). Set in the last period of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Daibosatsu Toge tells the story of Tsuke Ryunosuke, a nihilistic swordmaster who doesnt hesitate to kill anyone, bad or good. Despite the authors explicit refusal, the series were later made into plays and movies several times.