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  A young lord attempts to combat the corruption endemic to the Shogunate bureaucracy, only to be placed in an impossible conflict of duties. He refuses to pay the “customary” Read More


  A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer Read More

The Eel

  In a jealous rage, Takuro Yamashita brutally murdered his beautiful wife after watching her making love to another man. Without hesitating, he delicately covered her lifeless body and turned Read More

Dersu Uzala

  Dersu Uzala: The Hunter is a 1975 Soviet-Japanese co-production film directed by Akira Kurosawa, his first and only non-Japanese-language 70mm film. The film is based on the 1923 memoir Read More

Freeze Me

  Chihiro is a Tokyo professional about to marry her long time colleague, Yusuke. However, Chihiro has a chilling past that threatens to destroy her promising future. Three men who Read More


  Nishi (Beat Takeshi) is a beleaguered Japanese police officer. His wife, Miyuki (Kayoko Kishimoto), is suffering from leukemia, and his partner, Horibe (Ren Ôsugi), is paralyzed after gangsters violently Read More

Fall Guy

  Ginshiro Kuraoka (Kazama) is an actor whose once-hot career is on the skids. He has planned a spectacular fight scene for his latest picture in order to one-up his Read More

The Funeral

  At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to Read More

Getting Any?

  Minoru Iizuka (also known as “Dankan”) portrays Asao, a naive and goofy man who lives with his grandfather in Saitama Prefecture. Even though Asao is 35 years old, he Read More

Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture

  Go-Con is a fashionable Japanese-English word often used by young and trendy Japanese. It means hanging out in a new age matchmaking style that suits the Japanese, especially the Read More