Titles You Haven't Rated (13)
Ordered by Year | PSI
Kyoshiro gets drawn into a complicated plot revolving around the remnants of a failed anti-Shogunate uprising, who are secretly organizing a new attack on Edo castle.
A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord. (imdb)
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)
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)
In SWORD OF FIRE, Nemuri is hired to kill an innocent girl who is hiding out as a washerwoman in a small town. Realizing that she has done nothing wrong, Nemuri concocts a plan to mete out justice to those who want her dead.
Blind swordsman/masseuer Ichi (or "Zatoichi") is asked by a dying man to deliver the maiden Mitsu (or "Omitsu") to her family in Edo, and Zatoichi feels honor-bound to do so. But rival gangs each have an interest in kidnapping the girl for ransom... (imdb)
This early Kenji Misumi picture recounts the story of a band of samurai loyal to the Shogunate, the Shinsengumi, saving Kyoto from a conspiracy of Imperialists. (imdb)
The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman. (imdb)
One of Japan's most popular stories is the tale of Kutsukake Tokijiro, a traveling gambler who finds that he must take care of the wife and child of a yakuza he had been forced by the code of the gamblers to fight man to man. Tokijiro, having learned the true nature of the boss to whom he was obligated for having spent a night and eaten at the gang's headquarters takes up arms against them in a running battle fought across the back roads of the entire nation.
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)
A demon-faced monster seeking revenge appears in the forms of a gigantic ox and a huge spider! The young Genji warrior protects the Fujiwara Clan and the beautiful lady in tragic love! A grand visual epic told with mesmerizing extravagance! (Karagarga)
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 Gay Masquerade (Benten Kozô) a.k.a. The Jovial Rascals of Edo, is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Daisuke Itô. The film won 1959 Blue Ribbon Awards for best actor Raizo Ichikawa and for best cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa. The film also won 1959 Kinema Junpo Award for best actor Raizo Ichikawa. (wikipedia)