“Dassou Yuugi (Jail Breakers),” 1976 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Sonny Chiba.
Kamiki is a professional fixer of jailbreak who lets prisoners escape for big money. He became a criminal at age 12 and has been in and out of prison, serving for a total of 48 years.
“Furisode Torimonocho Wakashu Henge (Mysteries of Edo),” 1956 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Hibari Misora and Hashizo Okawa.
A princess in disguise, Oshichi launches an investigation to reveal the truth about the disappearance of young women in Edo.
“Gokudo no Onnatachi Akai Kizuna (Yakuza Ladies Blood Ties),” 1995 drama, 1 hour and 54 minutes.
Starring Shima Iwashita and Aki Yashiro.
The story of the turbulent life of Kiwa, the successor of the Domoto Clan, the most prominent yakuza in Osaka.
“Hakuchu no Shikaku (Dead Angle),” 1979 drama, 2 hours and 34 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Isamu Natsuki, Sonny Chiba, Shigeru Amachi and Katsu Ryuzaki.
Elite college graduates commit perfect financial crimes though loopholes in the law during the 1950’s.
“Hana to Arashi to Gang (Flower, Storm and Gangster),” 1961 drama, 1 hour and 24 minutes.
Directed by Teruo Ishii. Starring Ken Takakura.
A story of brotherly love amongst the men who commit a bank robbery.
“Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko Nazo no Yureijima (Island of No Return),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Kinya Kitaoji.
Saotome Mondonosuke investigates the illegal trade conducted in Nagasaki.
“Hengen Murasaki Zukin (The Mysterious Purple Hood),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Satomi Oka and Shingo Yamashiro.
A man in the mysterious purple hood saves the lives of townspeople in Edo.
“Hibari no Hanagata Tantei Gassen (Detective Duel),” 1958 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Yoshiko Sakuma.
A friendly rivalry turns into romance for a elite female detective, Yukiko, and a handsome private eye, Mitamura, while investigating the missing person case of a wealthy family member.
“Hibotan Bakuto Tekkaba Retsuden (Valiant Red Peony 5),” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Junko Fuji, Koji Tsuruta and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
Female gambler Oryu comes to the aid of a down-and-out farmer.
“Hokkai no Abareryu (North Shore Dragon),” 1966 action film, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Tatsuo Umemiya and Shingo Yamashiro.
Jiro, the son of a fishing village boss, takes on the town’s outlaws.
“Kaigun Yokosuka Keimusho (Yokosuka Navy Prison),” 1973 action film, 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Shintaro Katsu and Harue Akagi.
When a rebellious roughneck enlists in the Navy and goes on a rampage against his superiors, he is sent to the Yokosuka Naval Prison.
“Kaze no Bushi (Warrior of the Wind),” 1964 drama, 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hiroko Sakuramachi.
Hired on a mission by the government, Shinzo, a womanizing Iga ninja, soon finds himself in the center of a conspiracy looking to unearth a mythical clan and their hidden gold.
“Koi Yamabiko (Love Echo),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Keiko Okawa and Satomi Oka.
Kogenta, prince of the secluded Ina Clan, marries a beautiful outsider named Oshina. When he later learns that Oshina’s father lost his life protecting the family heirloom, a shamisen called “Yamabiko,” from a greedy thief, he vows to avenge his death.
“Matatabi Sannin Yakuza (Three Yakuza),” 1965 jidaigeki, 2 hours.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakadai and Hiroki Matsukata.
The lives of three kindhearted yakuza trying to make their way in the world: Kutaro saves the poverty-stricken farmers from an evil official; Sentaro rescues a girl from a whorehouse; Genta returns to his hometown to reunite with his daughter.
“Nagareita Shichinin (The Seven Chefs),” 1997 food drama, 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Directed by Seiji Izumi. Starring Hiroki Matsukata, Koji Matoba, Ayumi Ishida and Tatsuo Umemiya.
Traveling chef Tatsuji is called back to Tokyo to help save his late teacher’s restaurant. With the help of his close friend Kinu, Tatsuji must complete the training of Wataru — the apprentice chosen by his late teacher to become the next master chef — in the art of culinary excellence and running a successful business.
“Oshidori Kago (The Bull’s Eye for Love),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hibari Misora, Katsuo Nakamura and Hitomi Nakahara.
Young lord Genjiro, who abandoned his castle to live as a commoner in Edo, returns home to restore peace amidst disruption over an inheritance dispute.
“Ougon Kujakujo Dai-Sanbu (Golden Peacock Castle, Part 3),” 1961 samurai/action film, 57 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Totsuben Sawamura, Kotaro Satomi and Shingo Yamashiro.
The battle for the Golden Peacock Castle continues in this third installment of the famed movie series. Heroes Hiuchimaru and Sakon discover hidden powers residing in the Peacock seal emblazoned on items they carry, while Gondaiyu continues his relentless attacks in pursuit of the hidden treasures locked away in the castle.
“Ougon Kujakujo Kanketsu-hen (Golden Peacock Castle: Part 4/Final Episode),” 1961 samurai/action film, 55 minutes.
Directed by Shoji Matsuura. Starring Totsuben Sawamura, Kotaro Satomi and Shingo Yamashiro.
The struggle between the evil Gondaiyu and the remnants of Golden Peacock Castle comes to an end in this exciting finale. Gondaiyu and Danjo plot to take over the Shogun’s army while continuing their efforts to eliminate Sakon and Hiuchimaru.
“Senhime to Hideyori (Lord Hideyori and Princess Sen),” 1962 samurai film, 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Hibari Misora, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ken Takakura and Jushiro Konoe.
Princess Sen, a daughter of Tokugawa Ieyasu, is caught amidst the family feud between the Tokugawa and Toyotomi family. When her father Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu attacks her husband Toyotomi Hideyori’s castle, her life takes a sudden turn for the worse. Will she ever find peace in her life again?
“Toile no Pieta (Pieta in the Toilet),” 2015 drama, 2 hours.
Directed by Daishi Matsunaga. Starring Yojiro Noda and Hana Sugisaki.
Hiroshi is an introverted painter once full of promise but has given up on his dreams and works part-time cleaning office windows. He falls suddenly ill and the doctor requires him to bring a family member for his test results. Not wanting to involve his family, Hiroshi pays a high school student Mai, who he meets in the waiting room, to play his sister. When he realizes he has only three months left in his life, he once again finds passion in drawing.
“Toyama no Kinsan Hinotama Bugyo (Fireball Magistrate),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Directed by Kinonosuke Fukada. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Tsukigata Ryunosuke and Ebara Shinjiro.
Two guardians of the Nijo Castle, Shioya and Kamazawa, discover a map leading to a secret passage to Edo Castle. Instead of reporting their find to local authorities, they decide to blackmail the lords who created the forbidden passage. To prove their crime, Magistrate Toyama Kinshiro launches a private undercover investigation.