Search results for "Michiyo Ookusu"

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Land of Demons (1973)

In the fifth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is challenged by five warriors, each has one fifth of Ogami's assassin fee and one fifth of the information he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Kenji Misumi
CAST:  Tomisaburo Wakayama  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Akihiro Tomikawa  •  Shingo Yamashiro

Spring Snow (2005) RT Audience 41%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Based on the first novel, Spring Snow, of Mishima Yukio's Sea of Fertility tetralogy, it follows the troubled and illicit affair between two youngsters amongst the aristocracy ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Yūko Takeuchi  •  Mitsuhiro Oikawa  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

Akame 48 Waterfalls (2003)

A man is trying to flee from his past, and he ends up in an underworld filled with strange characters. He finds a job skewering meat in a dirty old room in a shabby old house ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Genjiro Arato
CAST:  Shinobu Terajima  •  Takijiro Onishi  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Yuya Uchida

Love for an Idiot (1967)

A middle-aged factory engineer trains, marries, and ultimately loses a teenage bride after she enslaves him to her whims.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yasuzo Masumura
CAST:  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Shoichi Ozawa  •  Masakazu Tamura  •  Asao Uchida

Location (1984)

The melodramatic story of a pink crew’s tragi-comedic adventures on location. A fictionalized adaptation of set photographer Ichiro Tsuda's 1980 book The Location (Za ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Azuma Morisaki
CAST:  Toshiyuki Nishida  •  Jun Miho  •  Akira Emoto  •  B-saku Sato

Kinkanshoku (1975)

When bribe money from a rigged election funnels into a dam construction project, collusion, lust, greed and even murder are on the ballot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satsuo Yamamoto
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Jukichi Uno  •  Rentarô Mikuni  •  Kô Nishimura

Someday (2011)

DVD release: Sep 2009

The annual kabuki show is the main attraction in a rural Japanese mountain town. However, Yoshi's life is thrown into disarray days before the performance when his estranged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Yoshio Harada  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Takako Matsu  •  Koichi Sato

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage (1966)

Our hero Zatoichi sails to one of the distant islands to begin a pilgrimage to a total of 88 Shinto shrines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuo Ikehiro
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Kunie Tanaka  •  Hisashi Igawa

The Fallen Angel (2010)

"No Longer Human" tells the story of a young man who has felt since childhood utterly alien from others around him. Since that time he has learned to put on a face to hide his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Genjiro Arato
CAST:  Toma Ikuta  •  Yûsuke Iseya  •  Satomi Ishihara  •  Eiko Koike

Face (2000) RT Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 2005

'Face' is a fascinating and difficult to categorize movie. Naomi Fujiyama gives an impressive performance (her movie debut) as the frumpy, clumsy and socially retarded Masako ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Junji Sakamoto
CAST:  Naomi Fujiyama  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Riho Makise

Slaughter in the Snow (1973) RT Audience 100%

In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter, has not yet fully revenged the death of his wife and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Kazuo Ikehiro
CAST:  Yoshio Harada  •  Hajime Araki  •  Kai Atô  •  Takamori Gen

Shinran: Path to Purity (1987)

In the 12th century, Buddhism was still a relatively new religion in Japan. At that time, one school (Shingon) offered extensive training in complex and very demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rentarô Mikuni
CAST:  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Junkyu Moriyama  •  Ako  •  Sen Hara

Yumeji (1991) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Artist Yumeji has gained fame and recognition for his skills at painting as well as notoriety for his untamed lifestyle. Despite his betrothal to a beautiful and timid young ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Kenji Sawada  •  Tomoko Mariya  •  Masumi Miyazaki  •  Tamasaburo Bando

Zigeunerweisen (1980)

A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Yoshio Harada  •  Naoko Ôtani  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Kisako Makishi

Heat Shimmer Theater (1981)

A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be the ghost of his patron's deceased wife.  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki
CAST:  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Eriko Kusuda  •  Yoshio Harada  •  Mariko Kaga

Zatōichi (2003)

Zatoichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Tadanobu Asano  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Gadarukanaru Taka

Hanging Garden (2005)

For his fourth full feature, Toyoshi Toyoda has abandoned the theme of the angry young man, examined in depth in Pornostar, Blue Spring and 9 Souls. Kuchu Teien is, on the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Toshiaki Toyoda
CAST:  Anne Suzuki  •  Kyôko Koizumi  •  Masahiro Hirota  •  Itsuji Itao

Shin heitai yakuza: Kasen (1972)

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DIRECTION:  Yasuzo Masumura
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Takahiro Tamura  •  Jô Shishido  •  Michiyo Ookusu

Shojo ga mita (1966)

A father decides to put his delinquent daughter into a temple in Kyoto known for its austere novitiate. Initially resistant to all forms of discipline, she ends up falling in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenji Misumi
CAST:  Ayako Wakao  •  Michiyo Ookusu  •  Tomisaburo Wakayama  •  Toru Koyanagi