Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts

Gangster Cop (1970)

Directed by: Yukio Noda
Stars: Shin’ichi Chiba, Ryoji Hayama, Ryôhei Uchida
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Yakuza deka
DescriptionHayata (Sonny Chiba) an undercover cop befriends a yakuza underling who through his contacts helps him infiltrate two rival Yakuza gangs. Hayata pits the two rival gangs against each other in hopes that they will cross each other out. The word soon gets out about his double dealings and Hayata soon finds himself fighting for his life.

Gimme Shelter (1986)

Directed by: Hisayasu Sato
Stars: Kiyomi Ito
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: Japan Imdb Info | Vhsrip
Also known as: Exciting ero: atsu hada
Description Cult director Hisayasu Sato teamed up with actor-screenwriter Taketoshi Watari once again for this raunchy tale of a family driven completely mad by rock music. The mother does half-nude aerobics until her son rapes her, and the daughter falls into bed with a female teacher. Despite the shocking goings-on, the film is much more in keeping with Sato’s usual themes of alienation and corrupted innocence than its brutal predecessor

Female Leopard (1985)

Directed by: Kôyû Ohara
Stars: Kozue Tanaka, Yukihiko Sato, Akiko Hyûga
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (embed)
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Ar: 1.887 | Dvdrip
Also known as: Mehyô
Description: A young and beautiful woman goes to stay with her “eccentric” brother in the country. He – a crazed millionaire painter – is entranced by his sister’s beauty, the very reason they were separated in their youth. Unable to hide his yearning for his own flesh and blood, the lady of the house decides to take matters into her own hands to preserve her status.

Gang tai Gang (1962)

Directed by: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuo Umemiya
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English, German  [srt]
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionThe plot opens with the conventional formula. The hero (Tsuruta) comes out of prison, having served time through taking the blame for a fellow gang member’s crime. However, his former gang boss seems to have gone to seed – another conventional development – with people now killing each other and dealing in drugs. The hero then teams up with a lone operator (Tamba) who specialises in shaking down gangsters. Together they trace an opium refinery in Kakone and face the evil gangsters in a gun-battle on the slopes of a steep mountain, providing the kind of rural setting for his urban yakuza that was Ishii’s trademark.

Koi to Taiyo to Gang (1962

Directed by: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Kôji Hio, Yôko Mihara, Gôzô Sôma
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Gyangu 2
DescriptionIshihama is planning to casino robbery with his wife and mother in law. They met a man named Tsuneda who was aiming same target, and Tsuneda proposed that providing the fund for job. They made deal to working together. Ishihama gathered talented gunmen. Rumi, Tsuneda’s lover borrowed money for casino job from the Chinese. The Chinese was noticed about robbery plan from her behavior.

Abashiri Bangaichi (1965)

Directed by: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Ken Takakura, Kôji Nanbara, Tetsurô Tanba
Language: Japanese  Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Abashiri Prison
DescriptionKen plays Shinichi Tsukibana, a good guy serving three years & approaching the end of his time. After introducing the viewer to prison life, the tale takes a sudden change in direction when Tsukibana against his choice escapes from Abashiri Prison handcuffed to the dangerous Gunda (Hiroshi Nanbara), who instigated the escape. Thus tethered, they start out on a journey across the desolate snow country of Hokkaido.

Wet Sand in August (1971)

Directed by: Toshiya Fujita
Stars: Masasuke Hirose, Takenori Murano, Naoto Nakazawa
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Hachigatsu no nureta suna
Description One summer morning, Kiyoshi (Shosuke Hirose) is racing on his bike down the beach. While there, a girl with her clothes torn up is thrown out from a green convertible. This is how he and Sanae (Teresa Noda) first meet. A little while later Sanae’s sister comes to pay Kiyoshi a visit, falsely claiming that he participated in her sister’s rape. When she shoves him into a car with intentions to hand him over to the police, Kiyoshi finally snaps.

Passions of a Private Secretary (2008)

Directed by: Yutaka Ohgi
Stars: Mayu Asada, Kotoha Hiroyama, Daisuke Iijima
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionInspired by the work of Japanese eroticist Oniroku Dan, this scintillating thriller follows the career trajectory of an executive secretary as she ascends the latter of success and has a chance encounter with an ex-colleague. Before long, she’s fallen into a dangerous world of taboo sex and sadomasochism.

Snake and Whip (1986)

Directed by: Shôgorô Nishimura
Stars: Ran Masaki, Rena Kuroki, Izumi Shima
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Dan Oniroku hebi to muchi
DescriptionRinko Eto (Ran Masaki) parents have died recently which leaves her and her brother some pretty old ass orphans. She’s going to travel to New York for an internship when she gets the job of a lifetime (Being the President’s secretary). The President used to be friends with her parents and that’s how she got in on being a highclass secretary. The President doesn’t like that Rinko still might want to go to New York and for some other hidden reasons. I think you know what happens next.

Rope Cosmetology (1978)

Directed by: Shôgorô Nishimura
Stars: Naomi Tani, Aoi Nakajima, Tayori Hinatsu
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Dan Oniroku: Nawa-geshô
DescriptionKanako is a married woman who receives an invitation from Tomoe, a lesbian lover from her past, to attend a showing of artwork by Isaku, Tomoe’s husband. Isaku’s paintings have an S&M theme which surprises Kanako. Tomoe persuades Kanako to begin going with her to a class in which she is learning how to behave like a proper female dog. Kanako’s husband, Eiichirs suspicious about her activities…

Nurse Girl Dorm: Sticky Fingers (1985)

Directed by: Yoshihiro Kawasaki
Stars: Jun Izumi, Chiaki Kitahara, Yukari Takeshita
Language: Japanese | Subtitle: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Kango joshiryô: Ijiwaru na yubi
Description: One day, a nurse, Yuki who devorced her husband returned to the nurses’ dormitory of St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was a legend, as she had physical relationships with former leaders of the dorm…

Screwed (1998)

Directed by: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Miki Fujitani, Yûko Fujimori
Language: Japanese, Chinese (2tracks) | Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Neji-shiki
DescriptionIt has been two years since unsuccessful cartoonist, Tsube (Asano), started to live with Kuniko (Fujitani) casually in a small apartment. They are in the depths of poverty and can no longer pay the rent. As a result, they are forced to leave the apartment. Kuniko manages to find a live-in job and starts to work at a company dormitory as a cook. On the other hand, Tsube, being in a pitiful state without a penny to his name, winds up crashing at his friend, Kimoto’s (Kanayama) place known as “Taihei Apartment” where Tsube himself used to live. One day Kuniko visits Tsube at the apartment while Kimoto is out. Tsube secretly tries to steal some money from Kuniko’s purse and surprisingly finds a condom instead. He starts to suspect her infidelity. He imagines Kuniko having an affair with another man while reminiscing about his experiences with her. Eventually he discovers that she has been unfaithful and tried to kill himself by overdosing on pills. He wakes up in the hospital, where, .

Wolves, Pigs & Men (1964)

Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Ken Takakura, Rentarô Mikuni, Kin’ya Kitaôji
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Ôkami to buta to ningen
DescriptionA lonely gangster tries recruiting men to plunder a respected and powerful gang.

The Golden Bat (1966)

Directed by: Hajime Satô
Stars: Shin’ichi Chiba, Osamu Kobayashi, Wataru Yamagawa
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Ôgon batto, Gold Bat
DescriptionDoctor Yamatone, a young boy called Akira, and the excellent staff at Pearl Research Laboratory challenges to the strange Nazo from the Planet Icarus, who attempts to destroy earth. Our hero – the Golden Bat always appears with loud laughter to help whenever Emily calls. A science fiction masterpiece from Toei with Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba as the star!

Moonlight Serenade (1997)

Directed by: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Kyôzô Nagatsuka, Hideyuki Kasahara, Jun Toba
Language: Japanese Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Setouchi munraito serenade
DescriptionOpens with a journalist reporting on the 1997 Kobe earthquake, as he remembers a trip made as a young boy. Then, he and family took a boat trip from Awaji to Beppu in order to bury the ashes of his elder brother, killed in the just-ended WWII. The lad spends much of the trip trying to talk his elder brother out of running away. They encounter an array of characters on the journey. Most prominent among them a black marketeer who, like the elder brother, feels that the “new ways” can only benefit him, and work against the boys’ father, who is strict and traditional.