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SD The Lights of Asakusa – 浅草の灯

The Lights of Asakusa – 浅草の灯

The Lights of Asakusa – 浅草の灯
SD
IMDb: 7.0
104 min

Pre-war Asakusa was a riotous district of cabarets, dance-halls and brothels – a striking backdrop for Shimazu’s story of innocence and experience. Pretty, young Reiko is the new dancer in…

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Genre: Drama
HDRip Tokyo! -도쿄!

Tokyo! -도쿄!

Tokyo! -도쿄!
HDRip
IMDb: 7.1
112 min

Tokyo! is an anthology of three short films by directors Michel Gondry (France), Leos Carax (France) and Joon-ho Bong (Korea), each of whom offers an imaginative and transnatural/supernatural glimpse into…

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
HD720p Norwegian Wood – ノルウェイの森

Norwegian Wood – ノルウェイの森

Norwegian Wood – ノルウェイの森
HD720p
IMDb: 6.4
133 min

Set in the 1960’s, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo….

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Genre: Drama, Romance
HD Mix

Mix

Mix
HD
IMDb: 7.1
120 min

To get revenge on her ex-boyfriend and to help revive her late mother’s tennis table club, a table tennis prodigy decides to take part in a mixed doubles table tennis…

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Genre: Drama
SD Daughters, Wives and a Mother

Daughters, Wives and a Mother

Daughters, Wives and a Mother
SD
IMDb: 7.3
123 min

This film features a large extended family (and associates) even more extensive than the one portrayed by Ozu in “End of Summer”. The central character is Setsuko Hara — a…

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Genre: Drama
SD Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka

Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka

Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka
SD
IMDb: 7.0
93 min

Three humorous love stories set in rural Japan.

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Genre: Drama
SD Devotion to Railway

Devotion to Railway

Devotion to Railway
SD
IMDb: N/A
N/A

A human drama of crew and passengers on a special express train named “Sakura” from Tokyo to Nagasaki…

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Genre: Drama
SD Oja kissa

Oja kissa

Oja kissa
SD
IMDb: 6.8
N/A

Adaptation of the kabuki play Benten kozô.

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Genre: Drama
HD720p Tokyo Twilight

Tokyo Twilight

Tokyo Twilight
HD720p
IMDb: 8.3
140 min

Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

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Genre: Drama
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 Younger Brother

Younger Brother

Younger Brother
SD
IMDb: 7.1
98 min

Set in 1926 when Japanese tradition was much stronger, this standard drama looks at the inner workings of a small family, especially the relationship between a sister and brother.

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Genre: Drama
SD The Broken Commandments

The Broken Commandments

The Broken Commandments
SD
IMDb: 7.2
119 min

Ushimatsu’s father told him never to reveal his lower-caste heritage; years later, he now contemplates confiding in an activist fighting against such discrimination.

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Genre: Drama
SD Lonely Heart

Lonely Heart

Lonely Heart
SD
IMDb: 7.3
105 min

The plot of “Lonely Heart” concerns a gunman who murders all the occupants of a bookstore. But this quickly becomes the story of the policemen who investigate the crime. One…

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Genre: Drama
SD I Am a Cat

I Am a Cat

I Am a Cat
SD
IMDb: 6.8
88 min

Nakadai is an English teacher at a local school. He’s put-upon like the patron figure of dozens of films and televisions shows. Viewers who are especially fans of Nakadai will…

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Genre: Drama
SD Fusa

Fusa

Fusa
SD
IMDb: 6.7
92 min

Period piece about a samurai who marries a mysterious beautiful young woman who claims to have lost her memory.

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Genre: Drama, Mystery
HD720p Kwaidan

Kwaidan

Kwaidan
HD720p
IMDb: 8.0
183 min

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning “ghost story,” this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in…

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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
DVDRip Taira Clan Saga

Taira Clan Saga

Taira Clan Saga
DVDRip
IMDb: 7.5
108 min

Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career soldiers gaining…

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Genre: Drama
HD720p The Boy Who Came Back

The Boy Who Came Back

The Boy Who Came Back
HD720p
IMDb: 7.9
99 min

Nobuo is a hot-headed hoodlum fresh out of reform school who struggles to make a clean break with his tearaway past.

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Genre: Drama
HD Profound Desires of the Gods

Profound Desires of the Gods

Profound Desires of the Gods
HD
IMDb: 7.8
173 min

Tokyo engineer Kariya arrives on a primitive tropical island, where he interacts with the Futori clan, to drill a well to power a sugar mill.

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Genre: Drama
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 Yoso

Yoso

Yoso
SD
IMDb: 6.9
98 min

Yoso is truly a lost classic, set in the Nara Era (710-794), from Kinugasa Teinosuke the same writer/director who gave us the recognized classic Gate of Hell (Jigokumon, 1952) &…

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Genre: Drama
HD Three Women Around Yoshinaka

Three Women Around Yoshinaka

Three Women Around Yoshinaka
HD
IMDb: N/A
121 min

The story of Yoshinaka and the three women who love him

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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 Militarists

The Militarists

The Militarists
SD
IMDb: 6.6
134 min

This tremendous blockbuster hit from 1970, showing the rise to power of Tojo Hideki, is perhaps the most important film to come out of Japan since the 7 Samurai! Interspersed…

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Genre: Drama, War
SD Brothers Serving Time

Brothers Serving Time

Brothers Serving Time
SD
IMDb: N/A
96

While imprisoned, Tatsu encounters Danshi, a man who is a big honcho in the prison pecking order. After initial conflict they become sworn brothers. Tatsu and the sworn brothers he…

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Genre: Crime, Drama
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 Rikyu

Rikyu

Rikyu
SD
IMDb: 7.3
135 min

Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan’s most powerful warlord,…

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Genre: Drama
SD #44 Tora-san confesses

#44 Tora-san confesses

#44 Tora-san confesses
SD
IMDb: 6.9
104 min

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
SD #38 Tora-san Goes North

#38 Tora-san Goes North

#38 Tora-san Goes North
SD
IMDb: 7.8
107 min

When his travels take him to rural Hokkaido, Tora-san helps a cantankerous old veterinarian (Mifune) in his relationships with his estranged daughter, and a woman in whom he is secretly…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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