Total Titles at Criticker: 69 - You've Seen 0
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Titles You Haven't Ranked (69)
Summary: Yuugo, who grew up in the city, finds himself in an unfamiliar environment at Ooejo Agricultural High School, surrounded by nature and animals. Yuugo is also the only one who doesn't know what type of career he wants to pursue. He goes through struggles everyday, but he begins to grow as a person. (imdb)
Summary: Through the mother's recipe for living happily, a family is able to overcome their personal wounds and move on with their lives. Ryohei's wife suddenly passes away, leaving Ryohei without the strength to live. Two weeks after her death, a woman visits Ryohei and gives him a recipe which was left by his late wife. Meanwhile, Ryohei's daughter Yuriko comes to visit him. Yuriko's own marriage is about to end. (imdb)
Summary: A private detective drinks with his driver Takada in his favorite bar. There he receives a phone call from a woman who identifies herself as Kyoko Kondo. The woman asks the detective to complete a simple task. Not longer after he starts, the private detective is kidnapped and buried under snow. He barely manages to get away. He then receives another phone call from Kyoko Kondo. The private detective and Takada investigate further and they soon comes across a mysterious woman and a mob boss.. (asianwiki.com)
Summary: The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organised crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and right-hand man Ikemoto, head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to bring the unassociated Murase-gumi gang in line, and he immediately passes the task on to his subordinate Otomo, who runs his own crew. The tricky jobs that no-one wants to do always end up in Otomo's lap...
Summary: The latest pump-up of the blow-up doll subgenre (Lars and the Real Girl, Air Doll) comes as a bit of a discreet boom. The directing debut of Hirokazu Kore-eda's D.P., Yutaka Yamazaki, Torso, as the title helpfully suggests, features… a torso: a headless plastic trunk - complete with male member - that provides a measure of comfort and pleasure, soothing the urban solitude of an otherwise normal-looking (if a little easy on the eyes) woman in Tokyo. (JapanSociety.org)
Kamen Rider Decade (2009) - TV Series
Summary: The story revolves around the nine parallel universes of the previous Heisei Kamen Riders merging into one, something that would destroy all the worlds. To prevent this, Tsukasa Kadoya transforms into Kamen Rider Decade and is told that to save his own world he must travel with Natsumi and her grandfather to the other Kamen Riders' Worlds called A.R. Worlds (Another Rider's World or Alternate Reality World) and defeat the other Kamen Riders. (wikipedia)
Summary: This is the third and final film in the 20th Century Boys Trilogy. A mysterious cult leader, simply named Friend (Tomodachi in Japanese), has gained control of the world. The plot follows the actions of Kenji and his childhood friends as the book of prophecies that Kenji wrote continues to influence the course of the world.
Summary: The year is 1575 in feudal Japan. Oda Nobunaga's (Kippei Shiina) forces defeat Takeda Katsuyori, when Nagashino Castle was besieged during the Battle of Nagashino. The next year Oda Nobunada decides to build a lavish new castle symbolizing his unification of various factions. The castle named Azuchi Castle will be built near water and high enough to be seen from the capital city of Kyoto. (asianwiki)
Summary: Kurosaki Tomohisa Yamashita is a swindler who cooly deceives other swindlers who have evil intentions. The swindlers who deceive others with words are the "shirosagi" (White Swindler). The swindlers who play with people's feelings are "akasagi (Red Swindler)". And the one who only aims to take large sums of money from shirosagi and akasagi is Kurosaki aka Kurosagi (Black Swindler). (asianmediawiki.com)
Summary: Who is the mysterious “Friend” and how does he tie into Kenji’s youth? Why are there disappearances and deaths tied into Ochanomizu University? Their memories hold the keys to the puzzle, but time and age have clouded their minds. The strange occurrences and the reach of the “Friend” conspiracy grow by the day. It will all culminate on New Year’s Eve 2000. Will Kenji and the others be able to put together the puzzle and save the world? (robojapan.blogspot.com)
Summary: The film chronicles the final 23 days of L's life, as he solves one final case involving a bioterrorist group that aims to wipe out much of humanity with a virus with ten times the infectiousness of Ebola, taking a boy, the sole survivor of its use in a village in Thailand, and a junior high schooler named Maki Nikaido under his wing. (wikipedia.org)
Summary: Kae, a college student who dreams of becoming a teacher, discovers a notebook in the house she has just moved into. The notebook turns out to be the diary of a woman, Mano Ibuki, who had just started teaching in primary school. Kae becomes absorbed by the woman's pure heart, reading about her life and love. She falls for a painter, Ishitobi, while working at her part time job. As time passes, she finds out an unexpected sad truth. (movies.yahoo.com)
Summary: Rou returns to the rural seminary farm where he studied as a boy and was molested by priests. Rou has recently had a history of violence, and he brings this anger to the seminary, triggering a series of atrocities within the seemingly peaceful retreat — indeed, much of Whispering consists of sequences of sexual perversion that allow Omori to comment on the cycle of abuse and how the distortion of sexuality and spirituality can create hell on earth. (mubi.com)
Summary: Shizuko, the dancer wife of a wealthy businessman, is ignored by her husband due to his high-pressure job. As a result, she begins to have a series of disturbing, masochistic fantasies. But her husband's many debts lead to those fantasies becoming reality, whether Shizuko wants them to or not, when Mr. Tashiro, a powerful crime boss, kidnaps her as payment. He submits her to a series of sexual tortures for his own pleasure, but doesn't realize that she may be enjoying the experience as well.
The Negotiator (2003) - TV Movie
Yakuza Demon (2003) - Direct-to-Video
Summary: After seeing his Father clubbed to death Azusa is left to fend for himself on the city streets , A Yakuza boss takes a shine to him and adopts him ,years pass by, Azusa has risen up the ranks of the gang, but after his sworn father - boss is murdered by a maniac gunslinger Azusa forgets his Yakuza code and goes on a one man killing spree and voes to wipe out all and everyone who might be involved in the killing. (imdb User Comments)
Summary: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot thickens as the surviving characters persue the answers to this mystery which could save their lives. (imdb)
Summary: In the 19th century a young samurai ducks into a brothel after an illegal fight and a young prostitute helps him evade the authorities. When he befriends her and tells her she can remake herself despite her profession she comes to believe he loves and will marry her. The other prostitutes unite to support her in her expected happiness. Though things don't turn out as she expected, in the midst of a fierce storm and flood love saves the young woman from a watery grave. (eiga.wikia.com)
Summary: Following a secret meeting of some of the syndicate heads hot-headed Shinozaki of the Shirane group is sent into Yokomizo territory to stir up trouble. The plan seems to be that the Shirane's new allies, the Higane, will intervene on the Yokomizo's behalf and thus provide a pretext to force some concessions. (Kinocite)
Summary: Samurai Koheita Mochizuki, who goes by the nickname Dora-Heita, meaning "alley cat" or "playboy," pretends to be an alcoholic magistrate but is in actuality an envoy from the daimyo sent to clean up the corrupt and lawless town. His task is complicated by the unexpected arrival of his mistress Kosei. (imdb)
Summary: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training. On the day of the audition, she's the last person they see. Aoyama is hooked. He notes her number from her file, calls her and takes her to dinner. He hesitates to call again, worried that he'll seem too eager... (imdb)
Summary: A meek agent at the Showa Life Insurance company receives a phone call from a customer who says that she's planning to commit suicide and wants to know if her policy will pay out. Concerned about her safety, the agent visits her house only to find that her young son has hanged himself. As he investigates further, more and more people connected with this family start having "accidents," and if he's not careful, he might be next. (imdb)
Summary: Yukio is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio's face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife's past, be revealed. (imdb)
Summary: Without a home and feeling no obligation to Japanese society or Yakuza, Ryuichi (Takeuchi Riki) and his small group decide to make their own place by trying to take over the Shinjuku underworld and the drug trade from Taiwan. As they plan an all-out-assault on the remaining Chinese and Japanese mafia kings, only Detective Jojima (Aikawa Sho) stands between them and complete domination. (imdb)
Summary: For Crest of Betrayal, Fukasaku and co-screenwriter Motomu Furuta combined the legend of the forty-seven samurai with another stalwart of Japanese folklore: the ghost story of Yotsuya. Most famously brought to the screen by Jigoku director Nobuo Nakagawa in 1959's Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan, the ghost story of Yotsuya concerns the revenge of a disfigured female ghost on her lover, who had poisoned her in order to marry a woman of better standing. (midnighteye.com)
Summary: Oishi Kuranosuke, a chamberlain of the Ako-Asano Clan loses his master to Seppuku. The Asano Lord was forced to commit suicide because of his provoked attack on Lord Kira during the reception for the envoys. In the aftermath, Oishi disbands the clan publicly and at the same time recruits a crew of 47 samurai. They patiently prepare their plans for a year and a half and then storm the fortress of Lord Kira in a mission that-succeed or fail- will ultimately end in their deaths. (asianwiki)
Summary: Set during the 1700s, the film centers on the life and murder of Okichi, the bored wife of a wealthy Osaka oil merchant. Yohei is a hunky young man who is the son of Okichi's husband's former partner. As a child, Okichi cared for and even nursed the boy, but when Yohei's father died, he went to live elsewhere. On his return as a man, Okichi is immediately infatuated with the lad and schemes to get rid of competition for his heart When her husband hears of her behavior, trouble ensues. (imdb)
Summary: A decadent Count in 1920's Japan becomes obsessed with the works of the Marquis de Sade. he creates a theatre to show plays adapted from the notorious writers novels, and recruits a variety of theives, prostitutes and low lives to act out his fantasies onstage for the delight of his rich and decadent friends. In search of new sensations, the nobleman orders one of the actors, on pain of death, to make love to the noblemans wife while he watches. (mondomacabrodvd.com)
Summary: In a tale that is visually stunning in certain segments, director Shuji Terayama (who died before this movie was released) has woven a spell of magic and social reprobation around the forbidden love of two cousins. Su-e and her cousin Sutekichi, a descendant of one of the village clans, live together but have been forbidden by her father to have sexual contact. Like other villagers, he believes that if cousins have children together, the children will suffer serious birth defects. (All Movie Guide)
Summary: At his working place, Kozo and his colleague gangrape the boss' teenage daughter. Then, on the highway, he picks up a red-haired woman walking on the road back to his home. She ends up staying the night. Later, the woman reveals that she has left her husband and son, but refuses to divulge her name. On the other hand, the boss' daughter informs Kozo's colleague that she is pregnant. They decide to elope but, before that, he demands Kozo to let him have sex with the red-haired woman... (imdb)
Summary: Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji Restoration (1868). A samurai film in an ironic almost burlesque style, but not without affection for its hero. (imdb)
Summary: 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.
Summary: Takeru, a young rebel, is travelling alone in the North of Honshu. He once used to practice pole vaulting but he gave up and became a robber. Along his trip he crosses the path of a young couple doing a performance for a super market. Fascinated by both of them but probably a bit attracted by the mysterious silent girl (Momoi Kaori), he decides to follow them.