Search results for "Hiroshi Tanaka"


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Onibaba (1964) RT 83% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 2004

In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Kaneto Shindô
CAST:  Nobuko Otowa  •  Jitsuko Yoshimura  •  Kei Satô  •  Jukichi Uno

Red Beard (1965) RT 77% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Yûzô Kayama  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Kyôko Kagawa

Red Sun (1971) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Jul 1997

An ancient Japanese sword is robbed by gangsters from the Japanese ambassador while he is traveling through west America. The embassador's bodyguard, a samurai, goes after ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Ursula Andress  •  Toshiro Mifune  •  Alain Delon

Dôran (1980)

When a young soldier is killed while trying to prevent his younger sister, Kaoru, from being sold into a life of prostitution, his commander, Col. Miyagi, tries to honor his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Shirô Moritani
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Sayuri Yoshinaga  •  Masakane Yonekura  •  Junko Sakurada

Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist (1976) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: Sep 2006

Although not an official sequel (Shihomi plays a different character), the film is often referred to as a sequel to the series. Kiku Nakakawa, the only daughter of an old ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Shigehiro Ozawa
CAST:  Etsuko Shihomi  •  Mitchi Love  •  Ken Wallace  •  Claude Gagnon

Incident at Blood Pass (1970) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2005

In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Inagaki
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Yûjirô Ishihara  •  Ruriko Asaoka  •  Shintarô Katsu

Yellow Fangs (1990) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Based on actual events that occurred in Hokkaido, Japan, 1915. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi tells the story of a group of bear hunters that are tracking a 900 pound ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sonny Chiba
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Mika Muramatsu  •  Akira Kurosaki  •  Takeshi Maya

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 2003

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 to have ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kihachi Okamoto
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Toshiro Mifune  •  Ayako Wakao  •  Osamu Takizawa

Shinsengumi (1969)

Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Tadashi Sawashima
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Kinya Kitaôji  •  Yôko Tsukasa

G.I. Samurai (1979) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Mar 1997

A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • War
DIRECTION:  Kôsei Saitô
CAST:  Sonny Chiba  •  Jun Etô  •  Moeko Ezawa  •  Ryô Hayami




Crest of Betrayal (1994)

Iuemon is left master less after his master, Lord Asano, attempts to kill the treacherous Lord Kira and out of desperation and due to the extreme poverty he now lives in, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Koichi Sato  •  Saki Takaoka  •  Keiko Oginome  •  Renji Ishibashi

Contact (1997) RT 62% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

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