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A young Japanese woman named Yoko finds her cautious and insular nature tested when she travels to Uzbekistan to shoot the latest episode of her travel variety show. (imdb)
Aliens invade and steal people's concepts like family, fear and past. Factory worker Etsuko and her husband Tetsuo battle one of the aliens that has taken the form of one of Tetsuo's coworkers.
Three aliens travel to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion, taking possession of human bodies. (imdb)
Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn't know him at all. (imdb)
When an assistant to a daguerreotype photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine. (imdb)
Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut\'s 1966 book \"Cinema According to Hitchcock\" influenced their work. (imdb)
Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey. (imdb)
Akiko (Atsuko Maeda) travels to Vladivostok to meet Matsunaga (Ryohei Suzuki), who she first met in Tokyo and is unable to forget. Even though Akiko meets Matsunaga again, Matsunaga does not remember her. Matsunaga tells her to not trust anyone in the foreign country and he leaves. Akiko tries to find Matsunaga again, but she is attacked by the mafia and thrown out in the wasteland without any money. (Asian Wiki)
Beautiful New Bay Area Project (2013) - Short Film
A company president (Emoto Tasuku) is pursued by a Kung fu fighting co-worker (Mita Moa) after he steals her nameplate from the staff board. (imdb)
Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Tokyo Sonata) returns with this story of a man who uses an advanced neurological technology to enter the frightening mindscape of his comatose lover. (tiff.net)
Shokuzai (2012) - TV Series
A young girl, Emili, is killed by a stranger in elementary school. Although her four friends saw the suspect, they say they don't remember it. 15 years have passed and the incident is still unsolved. Emili's mother, Asako (Kyoko Koizumi), makes them do penance for it. The series focuses on the psychological repercussions on each of the four girls, 15 years later. (wikipedia)
Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.
An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company. (imdb)
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) - TV Movie
Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. (imdb)
An experienced police detective has to investigate the murder of an unknown woman dressed in a scarlet dress. All the clues he finds relate to him, which troubles him a lot. A ghost dressed in a scarlet dress soon starts appearing to him while more murders are discovered: all victims were drowned in salt water. (imdb)
In a nutshell, Reiko pukes up black mud as a foreshadowing of her interactions with the 1000-year-old mummy's spirit, which was preserved in the same kind of mud (and possibly drank the mud during its lifetime to preserve beauty). Makoto (the anthropologist) takes the mummy to the deserted house because it causes side-effects to those around it (Hino describes his nightmares and Makoto himself drives his car off the road). (imdb)
A young husband appears to be cheating on his wife, he thinks she is having an affair with her cousin. She retreats to a large upstairs room covered in cobwebs, and is willing herself to become an insect, just like the character in Kafka's Metamorphosis... (gooddrama.net)
"Ambivalent Future" provides an intimate portrait of the filming of Kurosawa Kiyoshi's "Bright Future". But more than that it provides a rare and candid look at the unique working process of Japan's foremost director. (The Auteurs Europe)
Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither can articulate or control--and the strange jellyfish that they keep as a pet. (imdb)
Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His doppelganger appears to help him out of the rut he has created for himself. (imdb)
Japanese teens investigate a series of suicides linked to an internet webcam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead. (imdb)
A woman is abducted by scientists taking part in a secret project to crossbreed humans with aliens. (eofftv.com)
Seance (2000) - TV Movie
A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant... (imdb)
A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. (imdb)
Tokyo, in a not so distant future, is threatened by attacks from mysterious pollens spreading by air. The pollen contained a potentially hazardous virus to human. Two lovers, Haru and Michi, volunteered to become test subject for the virus antidote, fully aware of the potential side-effects of the drugs..They try so hard to hold their relationship together, but somehow they found that they are drifting away from each other. (jpf.or.id)
Yoshi, aged 24, awakes after 10 years in a coma, goes on to start a new life and rebuild his family. (imdb)
Gakkô no kaidan G (1998) - TV Movie
Features four short horror films (imdb)
A man seeks revenge for the kidnapping and murder of his young daughter and finds that like the killer, he too has a dark side. (reelmoviecritic.com)
As Serpent's Path opens we see two men, named Nijima (Kurosawa regular Sho Aikawa) and Miyashita (Teruyuki Kagawa), drive their car to an abandoned warehouse on the edge of town. Out of the trunk they drag a man, who they take with them into the building and chain to a wall. Miyashita is out for revenge against the killers of his eight-year old daughter. Nijima, a schoolteacher by trade, is helping him, though exactly why and how these two men decided to team up remains unclear... (midnighteye.com)
Part atmospheric crime film and part philosophical meditation, this film follows a detective who is tracking a series of identical murders, committed under the same bizarre circumstances. (Cowboy Booking International)
In this follow-up to The Revenge: Visitor of Fate, it is now 5 years after Anjo lost his wife and left the force. He's now living under an assumed name and working as a hitman for a very small group of yakuza. A young detective starts getting close to exposing Anjo's past and he can no longer deny who he really is. (surrealmoviez)
Sho Aikawa plays a police detective whose dark personal history makes it impossible for him to stay within the limits of the legal system. But he is not just a detective; he is also a husband who has to explain to his wife how he got blood on his sleeve. And the criminals he pursues turn out to be as imperfect and oddly human as he is-and just as determined to protect their own families. (imdb)
An ambitious insurance saleswoman is stalked by by the strange and supernatural after meeting a mysterious man named Mitsuru. (imdb)
The third in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself film series.
Kosaku wins a trip to Hawaii, while Yuji receives a briefcase full of cash when a gangster seemingly drops dead in front of him. The briefcase is stolen by a girl Yuji tries to woo, while the original owner returns from the dead to reclaim it with a yakuza boss, who he was suppose to give it to, breathing down his neck.
Yuji and Kosaku become involved with a young man named Aoyagi who is trying to rally his neighbourhood into chasing all the yakuza elements out of town...the results of this however may lead to worse of scenarios taking place for the whole city.
The main protagonists Yuji and Kosaku end up in a car crash with a woman, called Minako, who is shell shocked after stumbling into the aftermath of a gangster shoot-out and was given a stash of heroin by one of the blood-drenched participants. When the crime underworld comes for the stash however the quantity of drugs grows in size and the desire of the gangsters to acquire it grows as much.
Two petty gangsters get ransomed by a group of Yakuza members, fortunately they are rescued by a kindly Kindergarten teacher. (imdb)
Hapless gangsters are hired by the yakuza to tail his daughter. Once the identity of the boy she's dating has been unveiled, the boss offers a reward for his capture. (imdb)
Yakuza Taxi (1994) - Direct-to-Video
The Yakuza clan Inoshika decides to help a small family business, Taxi Tanaka, lured by the clan Jinryûkaï and deeply in debt. (letterboxd)
This is the first day of work as a consultant Akiko Narushima art in Akebono Company. Her office collects a wide array of personalities, as lecherous bosses and colleagues unwilling to help, besides the horrible coffee. To make matters worse, since the giant Fujimaru took over security firm, some employees began to disappear. Mere coincidence? This film was directed by Kurosawa as a tribute to the "slashers", horror movies involving psychopaths and carnage in vogue in the 1980s. (indiefestival.com.br)
At the end of the second world war the Japanese buried one of their projects to make a super armored soldier. Almost fifty years later it wakes up and begins to kill. (imdb)
A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife. (imdb)
Miyako, a working girl, checks into a psychiatric clinic, gradually revealing her rare situation to Kazuhiko. (The Movie Database)
1st episode: "The Curse of Tutankhamen" (Tsutankâmen no noroï) by Kazuyuki Izutsu. With Naoto Takenaka. Two clans of Yakuza clash in a bar. 2nd episode: "They came back, tonight too" (Yatsura wa konya mo yattekita) by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. With Renji Ishibashi. A polar writer is pursued by two mysterious mountebanks. 3rd episode: "I want to come back to this day" (Ano hi ni kaeritai) by Banmei Takahashi. With Toshiyuki Nagashima. A couple who robbed a bank decides to separate to escape the police. (letterboxd)
A girl from the country arrives at a university looking for her boyfriend. She befriends a student and together they take part in Professor Hirayama's seminar on shyness.
Two sexually energized young women who live in a high-rise apartment building happen one day to spy from their window a mother and son making love in the apartment across from theirs. They decide to stage a rescue attempt to free him and in the process one of the young women ends up falling in love with the son despite having a boyfriend and enjoying sex with her female companion. Of course, the mother they are warring against has her own plans when she feels her privacy invaded. (imdb)