Drama

Affair in the Snow
SD

Affair in the Snow

In an isolated mountain resort, a woman gets involved in a love triangle between herself, her volatile lover and her ex-boyfriend, for whom she ...
Blackmail Is My Life
SD

Blackmail Is My Life

Though he has come from a rough background on the streets, Muraki (Horoki Matsukata) quickly rises through the ranks by means of his well-honed ...
Being Two Isn’t Easy
7.1
HD

Being Two Isn’t Easy

The days leading up to a toddler’s second birthday are seen alternately from the child’s point of view as well as that of his parents.
Ballad of Orin
7.5
18+

Ballad of Orin

A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed wherever she goes, even as the modern world imposes change around her.
Samurai Saga
7.1
SD

Samurai Saga

1959  

Samurai Saga

Edmund Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) ...
Stepbrothers
7.8
SD

Stepbrothers

1957  

Stepbrothers

1957 film directed by Miyoji Ieki. Winner of the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
The Shiinomi School
7.3
SD

The Shiinomi School

A university professor and his wife have two sons with infantile paralysis. Through trial and error, they struggle to open a school for disabled ...
The Great Wall
7.1
SD

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
SD

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 ...
Destiny’s Son
7.3
SD

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
7.6
SD

Ken

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
6.9
SD

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
7.0
SD

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 9: Trail of Traps
7.2
SD

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
7.0
SD

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
SD

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
7.0
SD

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 10: Hell Is a Woman
7.2
SD

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 ...
Hanzo the Razor: Who’s Got the Gold?
6.7
HD

Hanzo the Razor: Who’s Got the Gold?

Hanzo extracts a confession from a ghost using his assaulting methods, foils thieves, connects with Heisuke Takei a friend from his youth, offers ...
The Gay Masquerade
6.7

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 ...
Jirocho – The Chivalrous
6.9
SD

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
7.4
SD

Jirocho Fuji

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 ...
Fighting Elegy
7.2
SD

Fighting Elegy

Kiroku boards with a Roman Catholic family and falls for the daughter Michiko. He ignores his feelings, joins a gang, gets in fights and, ...
Street of Shame
8.0
SD

Street of Shame

The personal tales of various sex workers who occupy a Japanese brothel.