Titles You Haven't Rated (30)
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A middle-aged former yakuza is released from prison after thirteen years where he was placed for murder. He is struggling to adapt to society and freedom, find a job and communicate normally, but he is also preoccupied by the quest for his mother from whom he was separated as a child. He finds allies in his search for his parent and a place in mainstream society, but the process is not seamless or smooth. (imdb)
Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013) - TV Movie
Re-make of the Samurai Rebellion (1967). The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back. (imdb)
A criminal syndicate wants detective Onihei dead, but the resolute hero proves to be hard to kill. (themoviedb)
Bounty Hunter Muyonosuke (1990) - TV Movie
Takahashi Hideki stars as Muyonosuke, the one-eyed ronin who makes his living as a bounty hunter who is on a never-ending quest to find the man who murdered his father. The usually aloof Muyonosuke, who never would pause to help the common man winds up befriending an orphan boy and a mysterious woman, and getting involved in a feud between two families, but finds out there is a high power behind the curtain who pulls their strings.
The autobiographical story of a family struggling to come to grips with their memmories and affection of a lost mother. Filmed entirely in black and white. (CDJapan)
This classic tale is the Japanese Romeo & Juliet. When the starcrossed lovers get to the climactic suicide scene, it is stretched out in lurid detail and their white garments are totally encrimsoned by the time they have finished the horrific chore. (imdb)
An orphan, brought up in a sheltered environment by her grandmother struggles to adjust to the brutality of the outside world upon her grandmother's death.
A cop intervenes in warfare between Yakuza gangs. (bfi.org.uk)
The seventh in the shocking "Jingi Naki Tatakai" movie series, which exposes the true lives of the yakuza that is hidden by a mask of "jingi". The next stage of this continuing drama is the Kanmon Channel where the Owada and the Kyoei groups are battling for territorial rights and drug smuggling. The Owada sends their man, Tetsu, and his friend Shuji to kill the Kyoei boss. With the promise of fame and riches, Shuji takes the fall and goes to jail for 7 years. (AT)
Fate brings together two young misfits who embark on a robbing spree, in a Japanese Bonnie and Clyde style. (imdb)
It is a remake of the French film The Last Adventure (1967) about two men released from prison and one man's girlfriend (Meiko Kaji) search for gold using a diving suit. (wikipedia)
Lady Snowblood (Shurayuki-hime) is caught by the police and sentenced to death for her crimes (in Lady Snowblood I). As she is sent to the gallows she is rescued by the secret police who offer her a deal to assassinate some revolutionaries. (imdb)
Scorpion (Kaji) escapes from jail and finds a haven with an ex-college classmate, who now works backstage at a stripclub. Scorpion tells him about her unfortunate adventures, later conspiring with him to finally expose her ex-boyfriend, the crooked vice cop whose attempted murder had resulted in her initial arrest. (All Movie Guide)
Following her successful prison break at the end of Joshu Sasori Dai 41 Zakkyobou, Scorpion (Meiko Kaji) begins this third episode in the series hiding in a brothel. Her prostitute friend tries to keep her identity secret, but the brothel's madam discovers that Scorpion is the ex-girlfriend of the vice officer who killed her lover. Torture follows, as the madam's lover was a member of the Yakuza, and his thuggish cohorts frame Scorpion and get her re-arrested... (All Movie Guide)
Hirono, now dug deep into a Japanese crime family based in Hiroshima, finds a new adversary in the person of Katsutoshi Otomo (Sonny Chiba), a ruthless killer who is willing to do anything to promote his family's interests. Meanwhile, Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is an ambitious criminal who quickly scales the hierarchy of the Muraoka family, but his fall proves as sudden as his ascent. (All Movie Guide)
A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (imdb)
The Ginza Butterfly Nami is back and on the hunt for Hoshiden, the man who killed her gambler father when she was only a child. Arriving in Tokyo, Nami takes a job as a hostess in a swank Ginza club, all the while combing the back-alleys and gambling dens for news of Hoshiden's whereabouts. Local street entrepreneur Ryuji joins her in the search, and eventually in a bloody raid on the yakuza headquarters where Hoshiden--now living incognito, under an assumed name--is hiding out.
Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpian, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden... (imdb)
Shunya Ito directed this unusual women's prison film which spawned three direct sequels and a pair of spin-offs... (Amazon.ca)
Meet Nami, a rehabilitated ex-con looking for a fresh start and a little redemption -- something she thinks she has found when she lands a job as a hostess at a posh bar in the Ginza district. Of course, it doesn't take long before neighborhood thugs start putting the squeeze on the business and Nami has to show off her... billiard skills? Yeah, seriously, in lieu of sword fights and fisticuffs, a lot of scores are settled in pool halls or at poker tables. (eccentric-cinema.com)
The plot gets started when Furiko and Ryumei two members of a park-dwelling hippie gang from Shinjuku, are ambushed by a biker gang. Ryumei stabs one of the thugs to death but is forcibly taken away by his shady politician father, leaving Furiko to take the blame for the crime. She cannot forget him, escapes from prison in order to find him again and is soon joined by her gang in the small town of Kurumi. (imdb)
The Akiba and Shimura crime families run the streets of K City. With the construction of new buildings and new factories underway, the city has sprouted into a boomtown and business is good. Two of the most infamous mobs of Tokyo want a piece of the pie. As out-of-town yakuza flood the city overnight, the crime boss of the Akiba family, Tezuka (Joe Shishido), is released from prison after a five year sentence. He does not like the change he sees. (nikkatsu.com)
A group of teenagers out looking for a good time being bad, end up stealing from all the wrong people which eventually leads to disaster. (screened.com)
Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents' leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing blow to her eyes, thus cutting her badly, and blinding her. Amid the ensuing fight, no one notices that a black cat laps the young woman's wound... (imdb)
Yasuharu Hasebe developed and directed this first installment in a five-film series dealing with the adventures of all-girl motorcycle gangs. Mei, leader of an all-girl biker gang, inadvertently gets involved with a yakuza group's plot to rig boxing matches because of her boyfriend and a rival gang. When the yakuza tortures and kills some of her members, she comes out of hiding and, with the help of a loner named Ako, seeks revenge...
Three strangers carrying a package with LSD are pursued by two rival gangs, one lead by Meiko Kaji and the other lead by Eiji Go. Running in the backdrop is a back-story where a woman in a wheel chair (Bunjaku Han) is kidnapped by Kaji's gang to force the hand of Eiji Go (who has a personal connection to the woman) and his henchmen. Every scene with the woman in the wheel chair comes with an odd organ piece that sounds like something one would hear at church in choir. (wipfilms.net)
60s pop-action meets 70s exploitation in the third of five Stray Cat Rock films. Frustrated in their sexual advances towards members of girl-gang the Alley Cats, the Eagles, led by the vicious Baron, blame mixed-race Japanese (thanks to racism and to the childhood fate of Baron's sister) and try to drive all of the "half-breeds" out of town. This means trouble for the mixed-race Kazuma (new to town and looking for his long-lost sister) -- especially when Alley Cat leader Mako falls for him.
A tale of gang warfare that features a raft of the period's most iconic stars, Akira Kobayashi (Battles Without Honor and Humanity, The Flowers and the Angry Waves) is a yakuza lieutenant who emerges from jail to find his gang dispersed and his aging boss in his sickbed. [Jô] Shishido is the rival waiting to kill him and a young Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood) is the girl caught in the crossfire. (Arrow Films)
A devoted upper class young lad loves his servant-class girlfriend. The couple run away, with the disapproval of both sets of parents, and live together for a year without marrying around the time of the second world war. (The Movie Database)