Titles You Haven't Rated (47)
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War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities. (imdb)
Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. (imdb)
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. (imdb)
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. (imdb)
Helix (2014) - TV Series
A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation in this thriller, which begins with the group being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak. (imdb)
A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. (imdb)
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. (imdb)
Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (imdb)
28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get authorization to write the biography. (imdb)
The Sun is being destroyed from inside out by a type of highly stable form of matter that renders nuclear fusion impossible, by turning common matter on its own kind. The only hope is to send a team of astronauts to detonate a massive, highly energetic bomb, able to destroy this strange matter and restore Sun's natural state. (imdb)
LAPD Detective James Carter and Chinese Chief Inspector Lee respectively must travel to Paris to battle a wing of the Chinese organized crime family, the Triads. (New Line Cinema)
Shanghai, 1936 was a crossroads for political intrigue, refugees escaping turmoil, gathering military forces, international business and underworld culture. Two people caught in this maelstrom forge a bond on the brink of the Japanese invasion: a beautiful Russian countess (Richardson), reduced by circumstances to supporting her family as a bar girl and taxi dancer, and a blind former diplomat (Fiennes)... (Sony Pictures Classics)
Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision. (imdb)
A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them. (imdb)
The paths of two warriors converge when the Emperor of Japan hires a Civil War veteran to train Japan's first modern army. As he encounters the Samurai traditions, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.
A family drama set in the late nineteenth century Japan, as the feudal Shogun period was giving way to the Meiji Restoration. (Empire Pictures)
Sataka attempts to re-unite her mother, who is hospitalized with cancer, and her mother's first love, who is now a vagrant. (Yahoo)
A strange murder mystery tale about a lady who asks a forgery artist (Hiroyuki Sanada) to forge a series of rare bondage / torture paintings for her. Upon discovering that the client was actually the original model in those paintings, he murders her. (foolamak.com)
A mysterious video kills whomever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery. (imdb)
A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit. (imdb)
The Abe Clan (1995) - TV Movie
A Choice between Loyalty or Duty of the Samurai! Can the heartlessness of society crush the honor of an individual? In the spring of the 18th year of Kanei, Hosokawa Tadatoshi, feudal lord of the Higo area, died. Although Tadatoshi forbade his vassals to follow him in death before he died, they still committed seppuku one after the other. The new feudal lord, Mitsunao, Tadatoshi's son, also gave the order forbidding seppuku. (themoviedb)
A crippled kabuki player is taken into a strolling company of itinerant actors. An influential publisher notices his honest, bold drawings, and nurtures him despite persecution and betrayal. The film explores the eternal relationship between artist and producer, and describes the emanicipation of a man who refuses to let himself become the plaything of power and money. (imdb)
A samurai treks across the American West in pursuit of a gang of robbers.
Five short stories, each covering the same time, the genres of the horror and the comedy.
Oda Nobunaga (1992) - TV Movie
Among the great 'Warlords' in Japanese history, Oda Nobunaga holds a unique place. In effect, his military success led to the ultimate unification of the country. This historically accurate portrayal of Nobunaga's life and times is highlighted by many of Japan's biggest stars, most notably Watanabe Ken in the lead role. (Japanesesamuraidvd.com)
A bear named 'Red Spot' hunts down women in the rural 1915 Japan and a group of bear hunters try to track the animal down.
Toru Hayashi lives alone with his mother. Young salaryman whose life is staggeringly banal, he is what we can call a man stuck, until a pretty young woman moves into the apartment upstairs. Rumi Kato, charming and smart, quickly sympathizes with Toru ... One day, she confesses that she is a professional robber and asks him to join her.
When the local magistrate is murdered, Mondo must team with a mercenary to investigate his replacement, and soon uncovers a web of corruption and deadly intrigue that reaches all the way to the Shogunate. (Amazon)
Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto is quiet, hard-boiled, leaving the Tokyo police to spend time with his wife and daughter. They form an alliance when they foil a hijacking on a plane flying a mob prisoner from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The mobster and his would-be rescuer die; this sets off two avengers who were their blood brothers... (imdb)
After returning from the Burmese front in WWII, a man finds trouble brewing back home.
An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. Taro found out, years later that Tein-Hei is the true killer and the man he killed was his father. Taro's revenge attempts start off a trail of assassinations and ninja swords fights spanning from Hokaido, Alaska to California where Tien-Hei's secrets gradually unfold. The revenge road leads to a climactic battle with Tien-Hei on the fall of Japan's Shogun-era. (imdb)
Live-action movie of a comic/cartoon character Kotaru (who is obsessed with knickers).
Kage no Gundan IV (1984) - TV Series
On the brink of civil war, a small group of Iga ninja, the Shadow Warriors, under the leadership of 15th generation Hattori Hanzo (Chiba Shinichi) find themselves drawn into the political turmoil after rescuing Katsu Rintaro (Sanada Hiroyuki. Hunted by the government they fight behind the scenes to bring Japan a new era of peace and prosperity. (Japanesesamuraidvd.com)
Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they?
The world of drugs, mobsters, fascists, and assorted other criminal types is taken on single-handedly (almost) by the hero (Hiroyuki Sanada) as he fights for justice. His chief enemy is a man dedicated to Hitler, with a sadistic female sidekick thrown in for good measure. Other foes keep the hero and his few friends (a secret agent and the owner of a bar) busy fighting off the forces of evil right through to the end. (All Movie Guide)
Kage no gundan III (1982) - TV Series
Japanese history comes to life in this 26 episode series starring Chiba Shinichi and the Japan Action Club (JAC). Acting undercover Tarao Hanzo and his group continuously fight evil at night, while appearing as harmless innocents by day. Highlighted by outstanding action sequences using highly trained martial arts actors, this is often considered the best season in this classic series! (samuraidvd)
A fortuneteller prophesies that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world... (imdb)
Two rival warriors, a Japanese and a Chinese, are forced to work together after their master has been killed by a mighty ennemy. (imdb)
Starring in his third release in 1982 Hiroyuki Sanada plays a fighting hero one more time. In this story, he is Aki Hoshino, a pre-med student at Tozai University who becomes inspired to rip off millions (in yen) that the school collected as "special fees" from parents wanting to assure their offsprings' acceptance into the hallowed institution.
Guided by "Sophia", the mysterious lady of the Ark, our hero and his brave warriors must face overwhelming odds in their quest for 3 planet hearts
The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling) (imdb)
In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan... (imdb)
AKA Renegade Ninjas; This is a film about a real person. Sanada Yukimura fought a war against Tokugawa Ieyeasu. In the beginning the film shows Yukimura fighting to defend the Osaka Castle. He used very unconventional methods, wich were not approved by the other defenders. When the Osaka campaign was lost, Sanada is shown dedicating all his efforts to assassinate the shogun Ieyeasu. (letterboxd)
In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played a comic actor in drag) rather than the Emperor. King Kaiba sends out eight Liabe holy seeds, each to be received by a chosen one to defend the Gavanas. Each recipient, ranging from hardened General Garuda to Gavana Prince Hans to young Terrans Meia, Kido, and Aaron all have different reactions to being chosen. (imdb)
Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film. (imdb)
Bungo becomes a single parent when his wife leaves him because of his drinking and gambling. Deciding to quit his vices, he works menial jobs, drifting from city to city. However, not completely losing his gambling tastes, he became a hunted man and must escape to Tokyo after he was found cheating at dice. Bungo and his son Kenichi comes upon the Kizaki Family in Asakusa, where more troubles are awaiting them... (japanesesamuraidvd.com)