Search results for "Rikiya"

Comic Magazine (1986)

Stuck doing show-biz schlock, an investigative reporter stumbles on a scheme to swindle pensions through an attractive gold futures scam, a potential news-story.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yôjirô Takita
CAST:  Yuya Uchida  •  Yumi Asou  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Hiromi Gô

Death Shadows (1986)

Three men sentenced to death are spared and changed into “shadows executioners”, a group of ruthless ninja working for mysterious high ranking officials. During their ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Hideo Gosha
CAST:  Mariko Ishihara  •  Masanori Sera  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takuzo Kawatani

The Beast to Die (1980)

A policeman is murdered and his gun, stolen, used to commit the next crime. Detective Kashiwagi, who is leading the investigation, learns that the author of the killings ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Toru Murakawa
CAST:  Asami Kobayashi  •  Hideo Murota  •  Yûsaku Matsuda  •  Rikiya Yasuoka

Mosquito on the Tenth Floor (1983)

A lower-middle-class policeman lives decadently, chasing cheap beer and girls at the same time he's running from loan sharks and his personal expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yôichi Sai
CAST:  Yuya Uchida  •  Kyôko Koizumi  •  Ann Lewis  •  Kai Atô

Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)

Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power struggle ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Shintarô Katsu
CAST:  Shintarô Katsu  •  Kanako Higuchi  •  Takanori Jinnai  •  Ryuutarô Gan

The Heartbreak Yakuza (1987)

DVD release: Nov 2009

A hardened gangster encounters by chance a woman he hasn't seen since childhood. They are both engulfed in the underground world of intergang warfare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Kazuya Kimura  •  Koichi Sato  •  Daisuke Shima  •  Rikiya Yasuoka

Fire Festival (1985)

Tatsuo, a reverent lumberjack, seeks to disrupt plans to build a marine park on his family land, instead promoting his traditions in reactionary ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitsuo Yanagimachi
CAST:  Kinya Kitaôji  •  Kiwako Taichi  •  Norihei Miki  •  Junko Miyashita

Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai (1993)

Rikiya Yasuoka, Ren Ōsugi and Junji Inagawa star in this early straight to video effort from Takashi Miike. Joe (Yasuoka), a lumbering tough guy with a heart of gold, is fresh ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Junji Inagawa  •  Makiko Kuno  •  Kenji Shiiya  •  Ren Osugi

The Ninja Dragon (1990) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Aug 2002

The secretive realm of the world's deadliest ninja warriors is thrown into chaos as one by one, ninja clan leaders are brutally assassinated! What fiendish foe has the power ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
CAST:  Kenji Otsuki  •  Rikiya Yasuoka  •  Cutie Suzuki  •  Tetsuya Matsui

The Toxic Avenger: Part 2 (1989)

The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Kaufman  •  Michael Herz
CAST:  John Altamura  •  Phoebe Legere  •  Rick Collins  •  Ron Fazio

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970)

Mako and her girl friends enter a dispute with rival street gangsters The Eagles, a band of racist macho pigs led by the evil Baron, who hate half-breeds (descendents of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Yasuharu Hasebe
CAST:  Meiko Kaji  •  Rikiya Yasuoka  •  Tatsuya Fuji  •  Jirô Okazaki

The Executioner II: Karate Inferno (1974)

When a priceless jewel owned by rich heiress Sabine is stolen, along with her daughter, Professional thief and hired killer Ryuichi Koga and his gang are hired to retrieve ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Teruo Ishii
CAST:  Sonny Chiba  •  Yutaka Nakajima  •  Etsuko Shihomi  •  Kanjûrô Arashi

Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread (1974) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Sep 2006

This time Koryu heads to Yokohama in search of a woman named Birei, kidnapped by diamond smugglers who move their hot rocks by surgically implanting them into the nubile ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
CAST:  Etsuko Shihomi  •  Tamayo Mitsukawa  •  Michiyo Bandô  •  Hisayo Tanaka

Iga no Kabamaru (1983)

Kabamaru is a young boy raised and trained by his grandfather as a ninja. After the sudden death of his grandfather, he starts living with Mai, his grandfather’s mistress, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Noribumi Suzuki
CAST:  Sonny Chiba  •  Takagi Junya  •  Strong Kongô  •  Hiroyuki Sanada

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2004

After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Riki Takeuchi  •  Sonny Chiba  •  Tetsurō Tamba  •  Ryôsuke Miki

The Triple Cross (1992)

Following the bloody aftermath of a heist, three robbers are double-crossed by a new accomplice, who is then tracked down amid escalating carnage and spectacular car chases.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Kazuya Kimura  •  Kenichi Hagiwara  •  Keiko Oginome  •  Sonny Chiba

Family (2001) RT Audience 39%

DVD release: May 2006

When the mobster Iwaida Nishikawi is executed by the hit man Takeshi, his family chases the killer. Takeshi's brothers Takashi and Hideshi Miwa try to find Takeshi, who is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Ken'ichi Endô  •  Taisihû Kase  •  Kazuya Kimura  •  Kôichi Iwaki

Graveyard of Honor (2002)

A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However, his fear of nothing soon causes problems.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Narimi Arimori  •  Yoshiyuki Daichi  •  Hirotaro Honda  •  Harumi Inoue

Torakku Yarô: Goiken Muyô (1975)

The first of many movies featuring the lighthearted adventures of two truck drivers. Momojiro and his best friend Kinzo take to the road on their cargo trucks impressing each ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Noribumi Suzuki
CAST:  Bunta Sugawara  •  Junko Natsu  •  Kin'ya Aikawa  •  Yutaka Nakajima