Raizō Ichikawa

The School of Spies
7.4
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The School of Spies

Jun. 04, 1966

The School of Spies

Nakano Institution is the so-called ‘Spy School’ where many young men are trained to be excellent spies. They erase their names, families, event ...
The Great Wall
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The Great Wall

Nov. 01, 1962

The Great Wall

In 221 BC, Qin Shihuangdi conquered the rest of China. Qin’s great accomplishments and also his serious faults are showed in this film. Qin ...
The Gambler’s Code
7.0
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The Gambler’s Code

Jun. 14, 1961

The Gambler’s Code

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 ...
Skylark Forest
7.4
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Skylark Forest

Mar. 28, 1960

Skylark Forest

Some of the finest jidai-geki actors appear in this exciting and entertaining tale of intrigue and action in old Japan. Teaming up the ...
Seven Miles to Nakayama
7.0
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Seven Miles to Nakayama

When a corrupt magistrate rapes Oshima, Masa (Raizō Ichikawa) avenges her by killing the officer, becoming thereby a fugitive, haunted and ...
Destiny’s Son
7.3
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Destiny’s Son

Jul. 01, 1962

Destiny’s Son

The son of an executioner and the assassin he loved yet murdered learns of his origins, leaving his foster parents to avenge his mother’s death.
Ken
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Ken

Mar. 14, 1964

Ken

Kokubu Jiro is the captain of his university’s Kendo team. Often standoffish, mild, stoic and minimalist, Kokubu is a mystery to those who ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 12: Castle Menagerie
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 12: Castle Menagerie

Just when you think Kyoshiro’s life can’t get any stranger, someone starts running around raping and murdering, and leaving notes ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 11: In the Spider’s Lair
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 11: In the Spider’s Lair

The titular “tarantula” is a murderous woman who, along with the brother who is in love with her, kill without warrant because they ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 4: Sword of Seduction
7.1
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 4: Sword of Seduction

A fugitive christian “saint” (female, of course!) and a sadistic drug-addled princess both have their eye on Kyoshiro. The fact that ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 9: Trail of Traps
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 9: Trail of Traps

The Son of the Black Mass returns in this ninth installment in Daiei’s longstanding Nemuri Kyoshiro series. This time Raizo Ichikawa as ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 5: Sword of Fire
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 5: Sword of Fire

Fifth film in the series. When Kyoshiro, in a moment of weakness, saves the life of a woman being attacked on the road, he quickly finds himself ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 6: Sword of Satan
7.0
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 6: Sword of Satan

Sixth film in the series. A little boy who just wants to be a carpenter is at the center of a plot that might topple — or save — a ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 8: Sword of Villainy
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 8: Sword of Villainy

Nemuri Kyoshiro discovers a conspiracy centering around a band of disgruntled samurai wanting to avenge the death of their sensei, a political ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 7: The Mask of the Princess
6.9
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 7: The Mask of the Princess

The masked daughter of the Shogun wants to kill a samurai who has seen her scarred face. She sends waves of ninja warriors to kill the samurai ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 10: Hell Is a Woman
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 10: Hell Is a Woman

Two devious retainers are competing to take control of a fief when the current Lord dies, but involving Kyoshiro in the conflict against his will ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 2: Sword of Adventure
7.2
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 2: Sword of Adventure

Wandering samurai Nemuri Kyoshiro (Raizô Ichikawa) finds a bulls-eye on his back after befriending the shogunate’s tightfisted financial ...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 1: The Chinese Jade
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Sleepy Eyes of Death 1: The Chinese Jade

Nemuri Kyoshiro, a youthful and cynical ronin with unparalleled skill, is approached by both sides in a game of corruption, ambition, and double ...
The Gay Masquerade
6.7

The Gay Masquerade

Nov. 29, 1958

The Gay Masquerade

The film won 1959 Blue Ribbon Awards for best actor Raizo Ichikawa and for best cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa. The film also won 1959 Kinema ...
The Demon of Mount Oe
6.7

The Demon of Mount Oe

Apr. 27, 1960

The Demon of Mount Oe

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 ...
Jirocho – The Chivalrous
6.9
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Jirocho – The Chivalrous

The exciting story of Jirocho and his yakuza gang that controlled the area of the Tokaido during the latter days of the samurai era. Awesome ...
Jirocho Fuji
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Jirocho Fuji

Jun. 02, 1959

Jirocho Fuji

An all-star cast from Daiei Film Company has made “the ultimate Jirocho movie” about the legendary yakuza Shimizu no Jirocho, the ...
Enchanted Princess
6.6
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Enchanted Princess

Dec. 27, 1959

Enchanted Princess

Once upon a time, Okuro(Ayako Wakao), a young female racoon, lived poorly with her drunken father. One day after they’d disguised ...
Freelance Samurai
6.0
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Freelance Samurai

Dec. 15, 1957

Freelance Samurai

One of Japanese folklore’s most popular characters is brought to life on the silver screen in this terrific version of legendary Demon ...
An Osaka Story
7.1
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An Osaka Story

Apr. 01, 1957

An Osaka Story

A poor peasant, after years of scraping, becomes a rich and powerful Osaka merchant. Mizoguchi Kenji’s final project; he died before ...
The Two Musashis
6.5
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The Two Musashis

May. 28, 1960

The Two Musashis

During the reign of Shogun Hidetada, both Hirate Musashi and Okamoto Musashi strive to become the finest swordsman in the land by defeating the ...
Nichiren and the Great Mongol Invasion
6.7
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Nichiren and the Great Mongol Invasion

During the 1200’s, legendary Buddhist monk Nichiren returns from his studies to lead Japan out of moral crisis and prepare to fight Mongol ...
Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan
6.3
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Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan

It is brother against brother in this tale of love and betrayal within the famed Yagyu clan. In one of their earliest films together, superstars ...
Buddha
6.6
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Buddha

Oct. 31, 1961

Buddha

The life of the Buddha Shakamuni.