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SD Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger?

Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger?

Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger?
SD
IMDb: N/A
84 min

Yasuaki Kurata plays a masked ring brawler who is out for revenge against an evil, megalomaniac entrepreneur played by Japan’s most reliable bad guy of the ’70’s, Masashi Ishibashi.

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Genre: Action
SD 47 Ronin

47 Ronin

47 Ronin
SD
IMDb: 6.6
132 min

Kon Ichikawa’s retelling of the classic true story of Samurai honor. When a young clan lord is forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide), his loyal followers (now Ronin, masterless Samurai)…

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Genre: Action, Drama
SD The Rusty Knife

The Rusty Knife

The Rusty Knife
SD
IMDb: 6.8
90 min

Udaka is a new, post-war city where corruption has already taken hold. A persistent district attorney wants to arrest and convict Katsumata, a laughing, self-confident thug. The D.A. gets an…

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SD Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess

Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess

Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess
SD
IMDb: 6.8
86 min

Reiko Oshida stars as a young wannabe gangster tough girl, just released from reform school. She tracks down one of her classmates fathers, who runs an auto repair shop that…

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Genre: Action
1080p Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs
1080p
IMDb: 7.3
100 min

In at least 6 movies by director Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara played a yakuza thug. This time, he carries a badge but his character hasn’t lost his distaste for double-dealing…

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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
SD The Pirates

The Pirates

The Pirates
SD
IMDb: 8.2
105 min

Improved print of “The Pirates.” This less silly movie of Tadashi Sawashima is based on the history of the Bahansen, Japanese pirate ships that sailed to China and Korea before…

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SD O’oka Echizen

O’oka Echizen

O’oka Echizen
SD
IMDb: N/A
101 min

O’oka Echizen, a popular character from Abarenbo Shogun who is a loyal ally of Shogun Yoshimune… in this 50th anniversary special, he has his own story! Synopsis: Magistrate O’oka Echizen…

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SD The Man Who Challenged 8 Million Koku

The Man Who Challenged 8 Million Koku

The Man Who Challenged 8 Million Koku
SD
IMDb: N/A
95 min

In the year 1729 an unusual tale of intrigue unfolds around the succession of 8th shogun Yoshimune. When a young master swordsman shows up in Edo claiming to be Shogun…

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SD #26 Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman

#26 Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman

#26 Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman
SD
IMDb: 7.4
116 min

This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza…

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Genre: Action, Drama
SD #25 Zatôichi’s Conspiracy

#25 Zatôichi’s Conspiracy

#25 Zatôichi’s Conspiracy
SD
IMDb: 7.3
88 min

Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He…

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Genre: Action, Drama
SD #24 Zatôichi in Desperation

#24 Zatôichi in Desperation

#24 Zatôichi in Desperation
SD
IMDb: 7.0
95 min

Zatoichi tries to save a maiden in distress in this sequel to the popular series about a blind samurai swordsman who moonlights as a masseur. Always fighting for the underdog,…

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SD #23 Zatôichi at Large

#23 Zatôichi at Large

#23 Zatôichi at Large
SD
IMDb: 7.2
90 min

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…

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SD #22 Zatôichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

#22 Zatôichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

#22 Zatôichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman
SD
IMDb: 7.3
94 min

Zatoichi is a blind massage therapist and swordsman who finds out that something troubling is taking place on the outskirts of town. After discovering who the guilty parties are —…

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SD #21 Zatôichi Goes to the Fire Festival

#21 Zatôichi Goes to the Fire Festival

#21 Zatôichi Goes to the Fire Festival
SD
IMDb: 7.5
96 min

Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.

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SD #20 Zatôichi Meets Yojimbo

#20 Zatôichi Meets Yojimbo

#20 Zatôichi Meets Yojimbo
SD
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored…

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HD #19 Samaritan Zatôichi

#19 Samaritan Zatôichi

#19 Samaritan Zatôichi
HD
IMDb: 7.4
84 min

Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his sister Osode arrives with the money she earned (prostituting herself) to…

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HD #18 Zatôichi and the Fugitives

#18 Zatôichi and the Fugitives

#18 Zatôichi and the Fugitives
HD
IMDb: 7.5
82 min

Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.

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HD #17 Zatôichi Challenged

#17 Zatôichi Challenged

#17 Zatôichi Challenged
HD
IMDb: 7.7
87 min

Ichi is staying at an inn when a woman dies. Her dying wish is that Ichi take her son to his father, an artist living in a nearby town. After…

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SD #16 Zatôichi the Outlaw

#16 Zatôichi the Outlaw

#16 Zatôichi the Outlaw
SD
IMDb: 7.2
96 min

When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.

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HD #15 Zatôichi’s Cane Sword

#15 Zatôichi’s Cane Sword

#15 Zatôichi’s Cane Sword
HD
IMDb: 7.7
93 min

Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged gambling game. Of course, the…

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HD #13 Zatôichi’s Vengeance

#13 Zatôichi’s Vengeance

#13 Zatôichi’s Vengeance
HD
IMDb: 7.5
83 min

Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to “Taichi”. Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a…

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Genre: Action, Drama
HD #12 Zatôichi and the Chess Expert – 座頭市地獄旅

#12 Zatôichi and the Chess Expert – 座頭市地獄旅

#12 Zatôichi and the Chess Expert – 座頭市地獄旅
HD
IMDb: 7.5
87 min

Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and bloodthirsty relatives out for revenge, and trying to save a sick child. Meanwhile, his luck with…

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HD #10 Zatôichi’s Revenge

#10 Zatôichi’s Revenge

#10 Zatôichi’s Revenge
HD
IMDb: 7.5
84 min

Itinerant masseur and master swordsman, the blind Zatoichi, is near the village of his teacher, Hikonoichi, so he decides to visit. He learns of Hikonoichi’s recent robbery and murder and…

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SD #11 Zatôichi and the Doomed Man

#11 Zatôichi and the Doomed Man

#11 Zatôichi and the Doomed Man
SD
IMDb: 7.1
88 min

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…

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HD #09 Adventures of Zatôichi

#09 Adventures of Zatôichi

#09 Adventures of Zatôichi
HD
IMDb: 7.4
86 min

Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another…

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HD #08 Fight, Zatôichi, Fight

#08 Fight, Zatôichi, Fight

#08 Fight, Zatôichi, Fight
HD
IMDb: 7.6
87 min

Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father….

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HD #07 Zatôichi’s Flashing Sword

#07 Zatôichi’s Flashing Sword

#07 Zatôichi’s Flashing Sword
HD
IMDb: 7.3
90 min

Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a…

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Genre: Action, Drama
HD #06 Zatôichi and the Chest of Gold

#06 Zatôichi and the Chest of Gold

#06 Zatôichi and the Chest of Gold
HD
IMDb: 7.4
83 min

Ichi travels to the village of Itakura to pay his respects at the grave of Kichizo, a man he killed two years ago. When some tax money is stolen while…

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Genre: Action, Drama
HD #05 Zatôichi on the Road

#05 Zatôichi on the Road

#05 Zatôichi on the Road
HD
IMDb: 7.3
85 min

Zatoichi is sworn to protect the life of a young girl and without any real allies finds himself in the middle of a bloody turf war.

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HD #04 Zatôichi the Fugitive

#04 Zatôichi the Fugitive

#04 Zatôichi the Fugitive
HD
IMDb: 7.3
86 min

After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He’s drawn into a trap, but after…

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SD #03: New Tale of Zatôichi

#03: New Tale of Zatôichi

#03: New Tale of Zatôichi
SD
IMDb: 7.5
91 min

Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.

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Genre: Action, Drama
SD Shinsengumi Chronicles

Shinsengumi Chronicles

Shinsengumi Chronicles
SD
IMDb: 7.0
93 min

As winds of change sweep Japan, an honest man joins the Shinsenhumi out of admiration for its leader and because he wants to live and die as a samurai. However,…

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Genre: Action, Thriller, War
SD Jirochô sangokushi daiichibu

Jirochô sangokushi daiichibu

Jirochô sangokushi daiichibu
SD
IMDb: 6.6
102 min

The tale of real-life Yakuza boss Shimizu Jirocho is told from his earliest beginnings as a gambler on the road as he forms his gang and sets out on the…

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Genre: Action, Drama
SD Shinobi no Mono

Shinobi no Mono

Shinobi no Mono
SD
IMDb: 7.3
104 min

[Period covered: 1575-1681] Fist film in the Shinobi series starring Raizo Ichikawa. Warlord Oda Nobunaga seeks to unite a fractured Japan, a young man trained in the arts of ninjitsu…

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Genre: Action
HD #02: The Tale of Zatôichi Continues

#02: The Tale of Zatôichi Continues

#02: The Tale of Zatôichi Continues
HD
IMDb: 7.3
72 min

Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former rival in love: his own brother. He must face…

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Genre: Action, Adventure
SD The Fencing Master

The Fencing Master

The Fencing Master
SD
IMDb: 7.1
87 min

The Fencing Master tells the story of a man trying to survive as the only world he knows is becoming increasingly irrelevant. Danpei Ichikawa lives for swordfighting – he was…

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SD King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla
SD
IMDb: 5.9
91 min

After a 7 year hiatus, Godzilla returned to the screen to take on King Kong in the 3rd film in the Godzilla franchise. A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and…

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SD Destiny’s Son

Destiny’s Son

Destiny’s Son
SD
IMDb: 7.3
71 min

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.

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
SD Satan’s Sword III: The Final Chapter

Satan’s Sword III: The Final Chapter

Satan’s Sword III: The Final Chapter
SD
IMDb: 6.9
100 min

Disguised as a beggar monk, Ryunosuke is harassed along the road by the rowdy members of a country dojo or fencing school malingering outside their fencing hall. The third film…

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Genre: Action, Drama
SD Mito Komon’s Journey to Ezo

Mito Komon’s Journey to Ezo

Mito Komon’s Journey to Ezo
SD
IMDb: 5.8
79 min

Daiei Film Company’s three biggest stars shine in this exciting story about Vice-Shogun Mito Komon’s journey to the land of the Ainu. As the shogun’s uncle, Lord Mito traveled about…

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