Four ex-samurai are hired to find and kill ninja infiltrators who are intent on destroying the Matsuyama clan. Read More »
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Kingdom of Jirocho AKA Jirochô sangokushi daiichibu (1963) Masahiro Makino, Kôji Tsuruta, Yoshiko Sakuma, Shingo Yamashiro
The tale of real-life Yakuza boss Shimizu Jirocho is told from his earliest beginnings Read More »
Kengo tengu matsuri AKA Festival of Swordsmen (1961) Shigehiro Ozawa, Eiji Okada, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shingo Yamashiro
During the middle of the Kanei Period (1624-1644) Japan was in the early stages of its most peaceful era. Read More »
Utamaro was an artist who lived in Edo (which was later to become modern-day Tokyo) in the late 18th century. Read More »
Brothers of Capones (1970) Takashi Harada, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shingo Yamashiro, Fumio Watanabe, Action, Crime
Three aspiring assassins seek their education from Chicago returnees. Read More »
Heitai Gokudo / Enlisted Yakuza (1968) Kiyoshi Saeki, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Reiko Ônobuta, Shingo Yamashiro, Crime, Drama
It is the third film in the Gokudo series. In this episode, set in 1937, the main character of the series gang leader Shimamura is drafted into the military and fight in China.
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Nihon jokyo-den: makka na dokyo-bana / Brave Red Flower of the North (1970) Yasuo Furuhata, Sumiko Fuji, Ken Takakura, Shingo Yamashiro, Action, Crime
An exciting tale of action on the distant northern island of Hokkaido around the beginning of the 20th Century starring two of the biggest names in Yakuza film history, Fuji Junko and Takakura Ken. Since the death of death of her father, Yuki who has traveled from her home in the southernmost part of Japan must fight corrupt local officials seeking to fill her late father’s post. As her life is in danger a mysterious rifleman, played by Takakura Ken watches from the shadows. Can she finish the work her dear departed father started in an untamed land?
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