“Hibotan Bakuto (The Valiant Red Peony),” 1968 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Ken Takakura, Junko Fuji and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
Upon the death of her casino owner father, Ryuko takes it upon herself to seek out and kill the murderer. The only clue she has is a wallet left behind at the murder scene. Biding her time, she trains and learns to fight taking the name “Oryu the Peony.” She joins the ranks of professional gamblers and begins her quest for revenge.
“Hokori Takaki Chosen (The Challenge),” 1962 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Tetsuro Tanba.
A spy thriller between an international weapon dealer and a newspaper reporter with a murky past.
“Jigoku no Okite ni Asu wa Nai (Glorious Fights),” 1966 action film,
1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Ken Takakura and Yukiyo Toake.
A young leader of Yamazaki family of Nagasaki, Takida is an A-bomb survivor. He fiercely battles violent elements in southern Japan like there is no tomorrow.
“Kougan no Misshi (The Great King of Mongolia),” 1959 jidaigeki,
1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Yayoi Furusato.
An imperial agent puts down a riot in Mutu province.
“Moeru Yusha (The Blazing Valiant),” 1981 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Directed by Toru Dobashi. Starring Hiroyuki Sanada and Kazue Ito.
Kindhearted Kazuhei takes in a young wanderer named Jo. After Kazuhei’s son, a journalist who was about to reveal the city’s biggest gang group dies in a car accident, Jo vows to fight anyone who threatens Kazuhei’s family’s safety.
“Ninkyo Kiso Garasu (Chivalrous Nature),” 1965 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Satomi Oka.
Shinta is a wanderer finds himself falsely accused of a crime.
“Otoko no Shobu Kanto Arashi (Showdown of Men 3),” 1967 action film, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Hideo Murata and Saburo Kitajima.
After being bailed out of trouble by a member of the Kaijima Clan, Ryuhei dedicates himself to saving the Kajima’s lucrative lumber business.
“Ougon Kujaku-jo (Golden Peacock Castle),” 1961 samurai/action film, 50 minutes.
Directed by Masaharu Matsuda. Starring Kotaro Satomi, Shingo Yamashiro and Mitsuko Nagai.
A group of pirates led by the evil Gondaiyu and his wizard, Genkuro, capture the Golden Peacock Castle and massacre the peaceful clan that lives there. The few survivors that manage to escape plot their revenge and wait for the timing to be right for an attack.
“Ougon Kujaku-jo Dai-Nibu (Golden Peacock Castle, Part 2),” 1961 samurai/action film, 56 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Totsuben Sawamura, Kotaro Satomi and Shingo Yamashiro.
The struggles of the Golden Peacock Castle Clan continues as they seek to reclaim their home and prevent the evil Gondaiyu from taking their most prized treasures.
“Sanada Fuunroku (Sasuke and His Comedians),” 1963 jidaigeki,
1 hour and 41 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Misako Watanabe.
Musical comedy adventures of the famed Sanada soldiers.
“Satomi Hakkenden Dai-gobu (Sorcerer’s Orb, Part 5),” 1954 samurai film, 54 minutes.
Directed by Toshizaku Kono. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Chiyonosuke Azuma.
The fifth and final episode of the popular adventure series “Satomi Hakkenden.”
“Seishun no Mon Jiritsuhen (Gate of Youth, Part 2),” 1982 drama,
2 hours an 17 minutes.
Directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara. Starring Kaori Momo, Koichi Sato, Kaoru Sugita and Tsunehiko Watase.
The turbulent life of young man Shinsuke who moves to Tokyo is depicted.
“Seizoroi Tokaido (The Glorious Tokaido),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kinya Kitaoji.
Famous Jirocho steps in to save his henchman, Chokichi’s turf from evil officials.
“Shosuke Buyuden Aizu Bandaisan (Mighty Shosuke),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Hibari Misora.
A comedy about a free-spirited man Shosuke, whose life is turned upside down when he is ordered to serve the clan lord.
“Shura Hakkou (Devastation),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
To restore his honor, a samurai pursues robbers who break into a treasury.
“Tarao Bannnai Nanatsu no Kao no Otoko daze (The Man of Seven Faces),” 1960 action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Hitomi Nakahara.
Detective Tarao investigates the deaths of police officers that were involved in solving a kidnapping case.
“Toseinin Retsuden (Gambler’s Legacy),” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Ken Takakura and Koji Tsuruta.
A yakuza member embarks on a trail of revenge for his murdered boss. Senzo, the successor of the Mita Family, searches for the man bearing a tattoo of a dragon who is said to be responsible for the death of their former leader.
“Zakurozaka no Adauchi (Snow on the Blades),” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu. Starring Kiichi Nakai and Hiroshi Abe.
Kingo Shimura serves his lord Naosuke Ii, Shogun’s chief minister. One day in 1860 Kingo fails his duty to protect him when Ii is killed by ronins from the Mito Domain. He is not allowed to kill himself and receives a secret order to exact revenge. However, all but one of the assassins die before Kingo can reach them. Still, Kingo presses on and travels for 13 years to find the last enemy.
“Zenigata Heiji (Heiji, the Detective),” 1967 samurai film, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Tetsuya Yamauchi. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kazuo Funaki and Ryutaro Otomo.
Famous for his coin tossing when capturing criminals, an Edo detective, Heiji, launches an investigation into the mysterious murder of his friend Seigoro.