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Zatôichi Monogatari (1974) - TV Series
Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs. (mydramalist.com)
Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi finds a robbed and fatally wounded pregnant woman, whose baby he delivers before she dies. He takes the baby in search of its father and finds the child's aunt, who is about to be forced into prostitution for want of a payment the dead mother was bringing. Zatoichi determines to save the woman from her fate.
When a team of ninja is sent to kidnap Lady Oichi, the sister of the late Oda Nobunaga and wife of Shibata Katsuie without harming her, they must find a way into the fabled Iron Castle at Kitanosho, and a way out as well. Facing impossible odds, the team finds their skills tested as they risk their lives to accomplish "Mission: Iron Castle".
AKA The Oiwa Phantom; About 1786 the doings of a demented lord results in many masterless samurai, including Iyemon who is used to luxury and cannot adjust to the hand-to-mouth conditions & piecework of umbrella making. Having hired ruffians to make him look like a superior swordsman, he arranges for himself the opportunity of a profitable marriage. He hires the half-blind masseur Takuetsu to seduce or rape his wife, so that she can be divorced or killed for adultery. (themoviedb)
Inspector General Kanjuro Sano conspires with the future shogun twin brother. They replace Ieyoshi Tokugawa with his twin, but it becomes a problem when suspicion arises and Nemuri Kyoshiro gets involved. (themoviedb)
The main character is a man from the WW2 generation who has lost his dreams in post-war Japan. While working as a cook in a restaurant he also earns some money as a contract killer. (imdb)
A group of woodcutters from a peaceful mountain village are taken captive by Arakawa, ruler of a neighboring domain. Lord Arakawa is building a huge fort, and plans to conquer the surrounding kingdoms. He uses his prisoners as slaves. Four children, brothers of the captured woodcutters, attempt to make the perilous journey over Daimajin's mountain and into Hell's Valley. However, they must overcome hostile terrain, freezing temperatures, and pursuing soldiers. (digitalmonsterisland.com)
Tokugawa Ieyasu`s dreams have come true - he rules the entire land with his son Hidetada as Shogun in residence in Edo. However, Ieyasu really gives the orders from his castle at Sunpu. In his sickbed, Ieyasu receives word from the priest Tenkai, that he is supremely powerful, but Ieyasu mentions that the Sanada clan ninja are still a threat because they will never give up. He suggests that the Fuma ryuu ninja may be able to fight the Iga ninja and reveals that he has summoned them to Sunpu. (shinobinomono.oninohana.com)
In the 14th year of Kanei, Toyotomi`s men who managed to survive the battle of Sekigahara went to fight in the battle of Shimabara but there weren't enough men, so they were soundly defeated. Matsudaira Izunokami, a leading general of the Tokugawa side led his men up the road to Edo?but there is a man who is thinking of Tokugawa as his deadly enemy. This is one of the most complicated plots of any of the Shinobi no Mono films! Therefore, this synopsis is a little light on details. (shinobinomono.oninohana.com)
Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is sentenced to death. Zatoichi is reluctant to get involved, because he knows how often such involvement has led to trouble in the past... (imdb)
Intrepid ninja Ishikawa Goemon (Raizo Ichikawa) escapes a gruesome fate and sets out to seek vengeance on the warlord who tried to boil him alive as the legendary Shinobi No Mono saga continues in this action-packed sequel. Ishikawa was staring death square in the eyes when the enigmatic Hattori Hanzo rescued him from certain death. (allmovie.com)
Blind swordsman/masseur Zatoichi is pursued by the retainers of a lord who fear that he will reveal a secret weakness of their master. Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former rival in love: his own brother... (imdb)
During Japan's Warring States period three young Tokugawa vassals head their separate ways after Takeda Shingen's forces overran their castle. When they next meet they have all joined opposing sides. (The Movie Database)
A young woman on a mountaineering holiday is accused of murdering her husband. Tied to a mountain between her brutalising spouse and her secret lover, disaster strikes. To prevent all three from plunging to their deaths, the woman is forced to choose between cutting her husband's rope or that of her lover. An elliptical narrative structure shot in Masumura's trademark 'scope explores dark themes of gender, guilt and voyeurism in this blistering film.
Ryunosuke Tsuke is still hunted by his sworn enemy Hyoma Utsugi, whose brother he killed (...). Whenever he tries to settle down and live peacefully (...), a combination of bad luck and bad kharma force him to continue on the path of self-destruction. (...) Just as he settles down with a young woman and her son and she genuinely shows affection for him, he has to save a young man who is accused unfairly of theft, and finds himself captured and forced to work for a corrupt official. (imdb)
The exciting story of Jirocho and his yakuza gang that controlled the area of the Tokaido during the latter days of the samurai era. Awesome fighting from Katsu Shintaro as One-Eyed Ishimatsu highlights this great tale taken from Japanese history! (The Movie Database)
Before he portrayed the legendary blind swordsman, Zatoichi, Shintaro Katsu played Suganoichi, a blind court masseur with a dark side. An outcast since birth, he learned from a young age that the only way to get ahead was to take advantage of others. Now an expert con-artist with a heart of coal, Suganoichi is on a vile quest for power, and everyone else will suffer along the way! (animeigo.com)
An all-star cast from Daiei Film Company has made "the ultimate Jirocho movie" about the legendary yakuza Shimizu no Jirocho, the biggest Boss in the Tokaido area. Telling the story of Jirocho and his 28 henchmen, some of the greatest actors in movie history play these valiant warriors as they travel the unruly path from a 'Fire Festival' in Akiba to the decisive battle by the Fujigawa River. (The Movie Database)
The story of two samurai who become embroiled in the conflict between two powerful lords.
In 1905, Japan was seriously threatened in the Russo-Japanese War. Japan determined a decisive attack on Russia to end the war. A reconnaissance troop was organized to penetrate into the supreme headquarter of Russia in Tieling Mountain of China to find out the enemy's situation... (DVD Cover)
The facts surrounding the vendetta have been warped through the telling, and the villain Jinza was actually a noble man and the close friend of Mataemon Araki. And Mataemon only killed two men in the incident, not 36. The narrator tells us the actual events were far more interesting than the glamorized legend: "If one compares cutting down 36 straw figures to killing two full-fledged men, it will be obvious to see which is more difficult." And with that, we are launched into the true story. (lardbiscuit.com)
A cheerful period drama, sprinkled with comical scenes tells the story of a loyal and handsome Edo servant who fights to help his older brother marry the woman he loves. (imdb)