Search results for "Masao Kusakari"


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Why Not? (1981)

The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shôhei Imamura
CAST:  Kaori Momoi  •  Shigeru Izumiya  •  Ken Ogata  •  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

Hinotori (1978)

This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation
DIRECTION:  Kon Ichikawa
CAST:  Jun Fubuki  •  Tomisaburo Wakayama  •  Toshinori Omi  •  Masao Kusakari

Hakuchi: The Innocent (1999)

A retro-futuristic dystopia adapted from an Ango Sakaguchi novel.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Makoto Tezuka
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Miyako Koda  •  Reika Hashimoto  •  Masao Kusakari

Shin gokudo no onna-tachi: Kakugoshiiya (1993)

Recently released from prison for a murder sentence, a yakuza boss's wife leaves Hong Kong for a fresh start, but a betrayal leads to her return.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Kosaku Yamashita
CAST:  Shima Iwashita  •  Rino Katase  •  Kinya Kitaôji  •  Masao Kusakari

Yuwakusha (1989)

Miyako, a working girl, checks into a psychiatric clinic, gradually revealing her rare situation to Kazuhiko.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Shunichi Nagasaki
CAST:  Kumiko Akiyoshi  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Kiwako Harada  •  Tsutomu Isobe

Esupai (1974)

The film deals with the recruitment of race car driver Jiro Miki (Masao Kusakari) and his dog, Caesar, to a group of people who use ESP, psychokinesis, and other special ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jun Fukuda
CAST:  Hiroshi Fujioka  •  Kaoru Yumi  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Yuuzou Kayama

Beautiful Weapon (1993)

DVD release: Jul 2005

A blind female assassin lives alone in a remote house; her superiors occasionally send her "clients" / targets that she shoots right after having sex with them in her ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Kazuo Komizu
CAST:  Takeshi Katô  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Masumi Miyazaki  •  Kunio Murai

Himiko (1974) RT Audience 88%

The myth of the Sun Goddess who founded Japanese society is seen through the lens of a modern view of history.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Masahiro Shinoda
CAST:  Shima Iwashita  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Rie Yokoyama

Black Kiss (2004) RT Audience 15%

DVD release: May 2007

Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Horror • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Makoto Tezuka
CAST:  Reika Hashimoto  •  Kaori Kawamura  •  Shunsuke Matsuoka  •  Masanobu Ando

Virus (1980)

DVD release: Sep 2006

Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Henry Silva




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

Brother and Sister (1976)

Older brother younger sister.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Kumiko Akiyoshi  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Hideji Ôtaki  •  Kimiko Ikegami

Kekkon ni Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Onna (2015)

Beppu Sumire is a wedding planner who works for True Love Bridal (TLB), a well-established wedding hall. Her late mother, Sakura, showered love on her and would always tell ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Yoshiko Hoshida
CAST:  Imoto Ayako  •  Yu Shirota  •  Nozomi Sasaki  •  Yua Shinkawa

Detective Conan: Challenge to Kudo Shinichi - Riddle of the Mysterious Legendary Bird (2011)

This story takes place 100 days before Kudo Shinichi became Edogawa Conan. Kudo Shinichi, a high school detective, arrives in Jugoya Town with Mori Ran and others. In this ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Takeshi Shirakawa
CAST:  Junpei Mizobata  •  Shiori Kutsuna  •  Masao Kusakari  •  Yui Aoya

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