This is the story of Takeshi Nanjo, the young boss of Nanjyo family in the meiji-era of Japan. Read More »
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The Falcon Fighters AKA Rikugun hayabusa sentotai (1969) Mitsuo Murayama, Makoto Satô, Shiho Fujimura, Sei Hiraizumi
In the days leading up to the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937, head flight instructor Kato Tateo of the Imperial Japanese Army-Air Corps Read More »
Shinsengumi shimatsuki AKA Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963) Kenji Misumi, Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Tomisaburô Wakayama
As change sweep Japan, an honest man joins the Shinsengumi out of respect for their leader and because he wants to live and die as a samurai. Read More »
The Snow Woman (1968) Tokuzô Tanaka, Shiho Fujimura, Akira Ishihama, Machiko Hasegawa, Horror, Romance
A master sculptor and his apprentice are trapped in a terrible snow storm after locating a distinctive tree for breaking up a statue to the neighborhood temple. Read More »
Sleepy Eyes of Death 8: Sword of Villainy (1966) Kenji Misumi, Raizô Ichikawa, Shigeru Amachi, Shiho Fujimura, Action, Drama
Nemuri Kyoshiro discovers a conspiracy centering around a band of disgruntled samurai wanting to avenge the death of their sensei Read More »
Kiru / Destiny’s Son (1962) Kenji Misumi, Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Mayumi Nagisa, Action, Drama
The story follows the adult life of Shingo, a humble orphan raised by a low ranking samurai. Read More »
Daimajin ikaru / Return of Daimajin (1966) Kenji Misumi, Kôjirô Hongô, Shiho Fujimura, Tarô Marui, Drama, Fantasy
Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers.
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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!
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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.
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Kujira gami / The Whale God (1962) Tokuzô Tanaka, Kyôko Enami, Shiho Fujimura, Kôji Fujiyama, Drama, Fantasy
Based on the award-winning story of the same title by Uno Koichiro. A demon whale is killing the fishermen of a small village year after year. The townspeople become obsessed with killing the whale, and the town’s wealthiest man offers his land, position and only daughter to the man who can kill the beast. A stranger, Kishu, steps forward and declares that he will kill the whale. A brute, he frightens the crowd. Another fisherman, Shaki, wants to kill the whale to avenge the deaths of his father and grandfather. Shaki is the popular leader of the local men.
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