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Tag Archives: Yûzô Kayama
Blueprint of Murder AKA Ankokugai no dankon (1961) Kihachi Okamoto, Yûzô Kayama, Makoto Satô, Tatsuya Mihashi
While testing the advance prototype of a revolutionary gas engine, the vehicle is involved in a mysterious accident killing its driver. Read More »
A lone masterless warrior with some new friends helps ship 300 rifles to a Japanese warlord during the sengoku period. Read More »
Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. Read More »
The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. Read More »
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails Read More »
A guy falls in love with the widow of a man he killed in a car collision. Finally she falls in love with him . Read More »
19yo girl loses husband in war. Bombing destroys his family’s shop and the widow stays to rebuild it as the rest of the family flee and runs it for 18 years out of love for her dead husband and his mother… 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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Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku / Admiral Yamamoto (1968) Seiji Maruyama, Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Drama, War
As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward war, Yamamoto, despite his misgivings, believes the only possible victory lies in destroying the American fleet by surprise at Pearl Harbor. The attack succeeds, but fails to sink the American carrier fleet. Thus Yamamoto must lead the Japanese navy into war with ever-diminishing likelihood of success.
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