Search results for "Kô Nishimura"

Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)

DVD release: Jun 1998

The reincarnation of a 10th century Japanese general haunts 1920s Tokyo  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Akio Jissoji
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Kyusaku Shimada  •  Mieko Harada  •  Junichi Ishida

Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)

Hanzo extracts a confession from a ghost using his assaulting methods, foils thieves, connects with Heisuke Takei a friend from his youth, offers protection to a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Yoshio Inoue
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Mako Midori  •  Mikio Narita

Tsugaru Folk Song (1973)

A young girl is being asked about a man with whom she was keeping company, as her grandmother plays a lament on a shamisen. Then the focus changes to a couple arriving from ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kôichi Saitô
CAST:  Kyôko Enami  •  Akira Oda  •  Mihoko Nakagawa  •  Kô Nishimura

Lady Snowblood (1973)

Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Toshiya Fujita
CAST:  Meiko Kaji  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Toshio Kurosawa  •  Masaaki Daimon

Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)

Against the backdrop of the Edo treasury devaluing currency and driving many into poverty, Hanzo Itami enforces the law without regard to status. He shows inadequate respect ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign • History
DIRECTION:  Yasuzo Masumura
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Toshio Kurosawa  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Kei Satô

Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

Fearless Edo-period police inspector Hanzo Itami, nicknamed The Razor, has developed his own unique way of extracting information for his inquiries. His first adventure sees ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Kenji Misumi
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Yukiji Asaoka  •  Mari Atsumi

Zatoichi: The Festival of Fire (1970)

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

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Kenji Misumi
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Reiko Ôhara  •  Masayuki Mori

Legends of the Poisonous Seductress: Vol. 2: Quick Draw Okatsu (1969)

This film focuses on Okatsu; the adopted daughter of a master swordsman. She is a master with a sword herself and her talents far overshadow that of her brother, and real ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Nobuo Nakagawa
CAST:  Junko Miyazono  •  Reiko Ônobuta  •  Kenji Imai  •  Yuriko Mishima

Black Rose Mansion (1969) RT Audience 50%

A feverishly perverse 1969 film noir oddity starring female impersonator Akihiro Maruyama. When wealthy Kyohei hires singer "Black Rose" to perform in his exclusive men's club ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Kikko Matsuoka  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Eitarô Ozawa

Zatoichi: Vol. 19: Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)

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 pay his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenji Misumi
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Yoshiko Mita  •  Makoto Satô  •  Kô Nishimura

Zatoichi: Vol. 16: The Outlaw (1967)

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.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Satsuo Yamamoto
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Yuko Hamada

The Sword of Doom (1966) RT 75% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kihachi Okamoto
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Yûzô Kayama  •  Michiyo Aratama  •  Yôko Naitô

Intentions of Murder (1964)

Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Masumi Harukawa  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi  •  Yûko Kusunoki

Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964) RT Audience 100%

This is one of the bloodiest black and white films from the mid-sixties. This film tells the brutal story of a young recruit to the Shinsengumi, the para-military force of ...  (more)

CAST:  Sumiko Fuji  •  Hashizo Okawa  •  Isao Kimura  •  Choichiro Kawarazaki

High and Low (1963)

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Kyôko Kagawa  •  Tatsuya Mihashi

Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)

[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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Satsuo Yamamoto
CAST:  Raizô Ichikawa  •  Yûnosuke Itô  •  Shiho Fujimura  •  Katsuhiko Kobayashi

Zero Focus (1961) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 2004

One week into newlywed Teiko Uhara's marriage, her husband, Kenichi, leaves on a short business trip and never returns. Teiko travels across Japan to search for him, and along ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Foreign • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Yoshitaro Nomura
CAST:  Yoshiko Kuga  •  Hizuru Takachiho  •  Ineko Arima  •  Kôji Nanbara

The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

A young executive hunts down his father’s killer. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Foreign • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Masayuki Mori  •  Kyôko Kagawa  •  Tatsuya Mihashi

Intimidation (1960) RT Audience 82%

Koreyoshi Kurahara’s ingeniously plotted, pocket-size noir concerns the intertwined fates of a desperate bank manager, blackmailed for book-cooking, and his resentful but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Koreyoshi Kurahara
CAST:  Jun Hamamura  •  Nobuo Kaneko  •  Yôko Kosono  •  Kôjirô Kusanagi

My Second Brother (1959)

The film tells the story of four orphans living in an impoverished mining town. An adaptation of a best-selling book based on the diary of a ten-year-old zainichi (ethnic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Hiroyuki Nagato  •  Kayo Matsuo  •  Takeshi Okimura  •  Akiko Maeda