Search results for "Hiroyuki Sanada"


47 Ronin (2013) RT 14% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Apr 2014

Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Carl Rinsch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Tadanobu Asano

Sunshine (2007) RT 76% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jan 2008

50 years from now the sun is dying and life on earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. Mankind puts together all its resources and sends a spaceship carrying a huge bomb ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

The Railway Man (2013) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Aug 2014

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Colin Firth  •  Jeremy Irvine

The Wolverine (2013) RT 69% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Tao Okamoto  •  Rila Fukushima  •  Hiroyuki Sanada

Speed Racer (2008) RT 39% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Sep 2008

Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Christina Ricci  •  Matthew Fox  •  Susan Sarandon

Rush Hour 3 (2007) RT 18% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Dec 2007

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Max von Sydow

The Promise (2005) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2007

An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Chen Kaige
CAST:  Cecilia Cheung  •  Liu Ye  •  Hong Chen  •  Cheng Qian

The White Countess (2005) RT 50% / Audience 49%

DVD release: May 2006

The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Lynn Redgrave

Aegis (2005)

The Isokaze, an Aegis-class escort vessel, sets sail on a routine training exercise, playing host to a platoon from the Fleet Training Group. No sooner is the Isokaze on open ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Akira Terao  •  Koichi Sato  •  Kiichi Nakai

The Last Samurai (2003) RT 66% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2004

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg




The Twilight Samurai (2002)

Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Yôji Yamada
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Rie Miyazawa  •  Nenji Kobayashi  •  Mitsuru Fukikoshi

First Love (2000) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 1999

This coming-of-age story from Japan opens just after 17-year-old Sataka has gotten dumped by her boyfriend. When her mother is hospitalized with a malignant stomach ulcer, ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Tetsuo Shinohara
CAST:  Rena Tanaka  •  Mieko Harada  •  Mitsuru Hirata  •  Hiroyuki Sanada

Ring (1998)

A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Nanako Matsushima  •  Miki Nakatani  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Yūko Takeuchi

East Meets West (1995)

The film starts off with an old man in the desert and two signs are shown; one that says East, the other says west. Japan has sent a mission to San Francisco. In San Francisco ...  (more)

GENRES: Foreign • Western
DIRECTION:  Kihachi Okamoto
CAST:  Christopher Mayer  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Scott Bachicha  •  Naoto Takenaka

Royal Warriors (1986) RT Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Foreign
DIRECTION:  David Chung
CAST:  Michelle Yeoh  •  Michael Wong  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Pai Ying

The Dagger of Kamui (1985)

Young Jiro finds his mother and sister murdered at home; falsely accused, he flees to a new life and trains to be an assassin.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation
DIRECTION:  Rintaro
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Mami Koyama  •  Taro Ishida  •  Yuriko Yamamoto

Mahjong hōrōki (1984)

A mahjong neophyte loses everything to game master only to hone his skills, take on all challenges and plan for an ultimate revenge match.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Makoto Wada
CAST:  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Shinobu Ōtake  •  Takeshi Kaga  •  Mariko Kaga

Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983)

The evil Hikita clan rises from the dead to fulfill a curse on the Satomi clan by restoring the face of their warlord by using the skin of Princess Shizu. In the process of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Hiroko Yakushimaru  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Sonny Chiba  •  Mari Natsuki

Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Sonny Chiba  •  Kenji Sawada  •  Akiko Kana  •  Ken Ogata

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