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  Set during Japan’s Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in Read More

Stray Dog

  Murukami, a young homicide detective, has his pocket picked on a bus and loses his pistol. Frantic and ashamed, he dashes about trying to recover the weapon without success Read More


  A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen trying to save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.  Toshiro Mifune swaggers Read More

Sandakan No.8

  An old Japanese woman tells a writer about her past, in which she was shipped to Borneo and forced to become a prostitute. Tricked into sexual slavery as a Read More

Shinobi no mono

  Shinobi no Mono is a series of eight jidaigeki (Japanese historical dramas) which were released in Japan over a four year period from 1962 to 1966 by Daiei Pictures.  Read More

Record of a Living Being

  Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is so frightened and obsessed with the idea of nuclear annihilation that his family decides to have him ruled incompetent. Nakajima’s fervent wish Read More

One Wonderful Sunday

  On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a laborer, Yuzo (Isao Numasaki), and his fiancée, Masako (Chieko Nakakita), have only 35 yen at their disposal — hardly anything at all for Read More


    The film takes place in a future society, where humans and robots co-exist. Amidst the chaos created by anti-robot factions, detective Shunsaku Ban and his sidekick Ken-ichi are Read More


  In 1943, as the tide of war shifts against Japan, Professor Hyakken Uchida leaves his teaching position to begin his career as a writer. With the warm wishes of Read More


  Sonoko, a bored and childless housewife entering middle age, meets a young girl, Mitsuko, at a private art school. Sonoko paints a portrait of her, and when she invites Read More