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Obviously intended as a parody of the BE-BOP HIGH SCHOOL series with two girl in the pivotal roles. They are smart students, but not living up to their potential, says the principal. Little does he know, because secretely they are crime fighters. (Thomas Weisser)
A new shogun is appointed to the throne when his brother dies. He finds out that one of the women from his brother's (the former Shogun) harem became pregnant, and escaped. The new Shogun would loose the throne if the child is a boy. Genshiro is doctor who, among other things, performs abortions, and is sheltering his love, another woman who escaped from the harem. The new Shogun threatens to arrest the girl unless Genshiro hunts down the woman and aborts her child. (imdb)
Live-action movie of a comic/cartoon character Kotaru (who is obsessed with knickers).
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)
In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan... (imdb)
It tells the story of a clean cut and quite wealthy twenty year-old who was the product of the violent rape of his mother. Living much of his life with his non-biological father's resentment (since he witnessed the entire brutalization of his wife at the time), the young man decides to follow in the footsteps of his real dad: a serial killer and sex offender. (imdb)
'Based' on the true story of the founder of "Shôrinji kenpô" in Japan. Doshin Soh, a double agent during WWII in Manchuria (where he learns the art of Shao Lin), returns to a defeated Japan full of corruption, crime and lost souls. After being arrested for beating up a group of American G.I.'s, he escapes and retreats to the country to start his own martial arts school. While helping to mend the shattered lives of his countrymen, he also runs afoul of the Yakuza...
Shihomi Etsuko plays a race car driver who also lends out her services to the Japanese Secret Service. Although there really isn't much of a "chase" to be seen, Shihomi does pursue a cartel of drug runners and assorted Japanese yakuza types.
Young karate prodigy Oyama denounces martial arts after killing a gang leader in a bar fight and goes to work on a farm. But later, when an assassin is hired to stop Oyama from re-entering the world of martial arts, Oyama must take revenge. (HK Flix)
Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to help them locate and free him. She gets the help of Lee's martial-arts school, including the powerful Sonny Kawasaka, for the inevitable battle-royale with the drug gang, which includes masters of many different 'schools' of fighting. (imdb)
A rebellious woman enters a convent so she can learn the truth behind her mother's death eighteen years earlier. (imdb)
After witnessing a murder, Kaoru is sent to Tokyo to investigate a mysterious organization with links to her past and to her family. The organization also happens to have an army of martial arts experts standing in between Kaoru and her loved ones!
Three new students at a super-strict girl's school must face off with a repressive school administration, the sadistic, murderous student discipline brigade and corrupt politicians over the murder/suicide of one of their friends. They're approached by a blackmailer (Tsunehiko Watase) who promises to help them exact vengeance in exchange for setting up a corrupt local politician, and aided by a independent Yakuza biker chick (Reiko Ike). (imdb)
A car, loaded with delinquent girls, is headed to reform school when it crashes and the girls escape to freedom. On the run from the law, girl boss Komasa and her friends seek refuge right in the middle of Osaka's hardcore gang territory. Rival gangs battle it out for supremacy in a corrupt world of money-hungry degenerates whose only objectives are to make a quick buck and score a quick score. (HKFlix)
Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there. Successful for a short time in ruling the streets it isn't long before Miko and her crew run afoul of the local Yakuza, and are forced to turn to Reiko Ike, a ronin Yakuza girl, and sister to one of the top Yakuza in Kyoto, for help, leading to a murderous showdown at a small coastal resort. (imdb)
Delinquent girl boss meets and conflicts with an orphan girl who lives an isolated life after the dramatic deaths of her parents. She plays the piano, but stands up against her lecherous guardian, who is also a school official (wipfilms.net)
When two Girl Bosses fight each other over territory, their enmity is difficult to solve - they are equals in looks, strength, determination, and power of their respective girl gangs. So, the way is open to a mischievous Yakuza Boss who invites them for a peaceful way to decide their feud: a sexual challenge for him to decide who is the better Girl Boss. Trapped, both are subject to the man's lust and sadistic assaults. (imdb)
Oryu must defend villagers from greedy factory owners and politicians harming the land.
In the 1970s, the Japanese youth emancipation also found it's way into the yakuza (crime) societies. A Girl Boss may have a choice between bikes, and between boyfriends. But she has to defend her choices the hard way, as her triumph and power over the girls' gang is questioned by her female rivals, and the all powerful Yakuza Boss (imdb)
In her search for a blind child Oryufinds herself in the middle of a gang war.
Oryu, looking for accommodation from a crime group finds herself in their debt during a turf war.
First part of the "Kanto Street Peddlers" produced by Toei and starring Bunta Sugawara
Costume drama about erotic Ninjutsu. (BFI)
A group of farmers finds themselves in debt to a loan shark and Oryu is enlisted to help them out.
The Karashi Botan returns in the fourth chapter of the incredible Showa Zankoden series. This time legendary actor Takakura Ken plays Hidejiro, the reluctant boss of a firefighter company. They win the bidding for the construction contract of an annual festival. When a rival family, desperate for that contract, becomes treacherous and violent, Hidejiro must take brutal revenage. (japanesesamuraidvd.com)
Mine, the only daughter of Kiyagen, is faced with running the family's timber business when her father falls ill. Under a great deal of pressure to continue the five generation long run of the business, Mine is put to the ultimate test when a former gangster sets his sights on closing her down. (The Movie Database)
It is the early 19th century in Japan. Nariatsu, a high ranking official and son of the former Shogun, is engaged in an animal hunt. In his reckless pursuit of the game, he crosses borders to a neighboring fief and kills a peasant who happens to be in his way. The lord of that fief also happens to be nearby, and witnessing the incident, calls him out on his ruthlessness.
Set in Osaka in 1907, it centers on a yakuza, Asajiro (Koji Tsurata), a man of honor, who must deal with a conflict over a prostitute while struggling to compete with another clan; both are hoping to go legitimate as the city is poised to develop its port for international trade. (latimes.com)
"Fightin' Tatsu the Rickshaw Man" (...) injects a lighter note into a yakuza tale as fiercely free-spirited Tatsu (Ryohei Uchida) arrives in Osaka in 1898 from Edo with the first rubber-wheeled rickshaw the city has ever seen. Far from happy about his arrival is the Nishikawa yakuza clan, which has a lock on the rickshaw business emanating from the busy main train station (...) (articles.latimes.com)