Search results for "Renji Ishibashi"

Audition (2000) RT 80% / Audience 100%

Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Ryo Ishibashi  •  Eihi Shiina  •  Jun Kunimura  •  Tetsu Sawaki

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued the largest bounty in history, for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shinichiro Watanabe
CAST:  Koichi Yamadera  •  Unshō Ishizuka  •  Aoi Tada  •  Ai Kobayashi

Dead or Alive (1999) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Riki Takeuchi  •  Shô Aikawa  •  Renji Ishibashi  •  Hitoshi Ozawa

Gozu (2003) RT 71% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Yûta Sone  •  Shô Aikawa  •  Kimika Yoshino  •  Shôhei Hino

Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)

In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Yoshiyuki Kuroda
CAST:  Tomisaburo Wakayama  •  Akihiro Tomikawa  •  Junko Hitomi  •  Goro Mutsumi

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Ten Shimoyama
CAST:  Yukie Nakama  •  Erika Sawajiri  •  Tomoka Kurotani  •  Joe Odagiri

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Kei Fujiwara  •  Nobu Kanaoka  •  Shinya Tsukamoto

The Bird People in China (1998) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Wada (Masahiro Motoki), a salary man, is enlisted to venture off to China to investigate a potential Jade mine. After his arrival, Wada encounters a violent, yet sentimental, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Renji Ishibashi  •  Mako Iwamatsu  •  Li Li Wang

Parade (2010)

"Parade" is the story of a strange living situation in a 2LDK apartment (having two bedrooms, a living-dining room, and a kitchen) in suburban Tokyo. There are five residents ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Shihori Kanjiya  •  Kento Hayashi  •  Karina

Goodbye, Flickmania (1979)

Set at the height of the Japanese student rebellion in 1968, the film tells the story of the friendship between two very different men—a fortyish film maniac who spends nearly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Takuzo Kawatani  •  Naohiko Shigeta  •  Atsuko Asano  •  Hiromitsu Suzuki

So What (1988)

In a small town, high school students in their final year try to balance their studies while also playing together in a rock band.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Naoto Yamakawa
CAST:  Kanako Fukaura  •  Shigeru Muroi  •  Risa Honda  •  Renji Ishibashi

Outrage (2010)

The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organized crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Sôichirô Kitamura  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Jun Kunimura  •  Tetta Sugimoto

Sakuran (2006) RT 70% / Audience 75%

A young girl is sold into the red-light district Yoshiwara and is put under the care of the oiran (lead prostitute) of the Tamakiku house. The girl is rebellious, but the more ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Mika Ninagawa
CAST:  Anna Tsuchiya  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Kimura Yoshino  •  Masatoshi Nagase

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
DIRECTION:  Kenji Misumi
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Yukiji Asaoka  •  Mari Atsumi

Mt. Tsurugidake (2009)

In 1907, a group of men climb an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daisaku Kimura
CAST:  Tadanobu Asano  •  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Yukiyoshi Ozawa  •  Hisashi Igawa

The Firefly (2001) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Nov 1992

Japanese film icon Ken Takakura, who has starred in over 100 films, stars in this elegiac look at war and remembrance. Hideji Yamaoka (Takakura) was a suicide pilot during the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Furuhata
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Isao Natsuyagi  •  Ryûji Harada

Closed Note (2007)

Kae Horii (Erika Sawajiri) moves into her new flat in an undisclosed area of Kyoto. While unpacking her belongings, she discovers a hidden compartment behind a inconspicuous ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Erika Sawajiri  •  Yûsuke Iseya  •  Yūko Takeuchi  •  Yuka Itaya

The Assasination of Ryoma (1974)

Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kazuo Kuroki
CAST:  Yoshio Harada  •  Renji Ishibashi  •  Rie Nakagawa  •  Kaori Momoi

Castle Under Fiery Skies (2009)

The year is 1575 in feudal Japan. Oda Nobunaga's (Kippei Shiina) forces defeat Takeda Katsuyori, when Nagashino Castle was besieged during the Battle of Nagashino. The next ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Mitsutoshi Tanaka
CAST:  Toshiyuki Nishida  •  Saki Fukuda  •  Kippei Shiina  •  Shôzô Endô

Darkness In The Light (2001)

A middle-aged salaryman with a typical family, living quietly in a provincial city (Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture), wakes up one morning in the summer of 1994 to find himself ...  (more)

CAST:  Kiichi Nakai  •  Akira Terao  •  Naomi Hosokawa  •  Nagiko Tôno