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MARS

MARS (2016)

Director: YAKUMO Saiji
Cast: FUJIGAYA Taisuke, KUBOTA Masataka, IITOYO Marie

A theatrical feature film continuing the story of the television drama based on Fuyumi Soryo's romance comic. Three high school students each burdened by difficult pasts are plagued by complicated emotions. In the director's chair is Yakumo Saiji, a ...

Release Date: Jun, 18th, 2016

Yamikin dogs 3

Yamikin dogs 3 (2016)

Director: TSUCHIYA Tetsuhiko
Cast: AOKI Tsunenori, MEGUMI, TOMITE Ami

Third film in the "Yamiki Dogs" series about the lives of people in the under world, set in the black market steeped in greed and desire. Directed by Tsuchiya Tetsuhiko, who also helmed the previous two films in the series. Former male cabaret host ...

Release Date: May, 21st, 2016

A DOUBLE LIFE

A DOUBLE LIFE (2015)

Director: KISHI Yoshiyuki
Cast: KADOWAKI Mugi, HASEGAWA Hiroki, SUDA Masaki

Film adaptation of Naoki Prize-winning author Koike Mariko's novel that drew inspiration from the artwork "True Stories" by the French contemporary artist Sophie Calle. Cutting-edge director Kishi Yoshiyuki's NHK drama "Radio" won the Gold Plaque for...

Release Date: Jun, 25th, 2016

dream of illumination

dream of illumination (2017)

Director: SAWADA Thunder
Cast: SHIDA Sara, HAMADA Akira

Ueda's business in a town is about to finish, he insists his daughter to move away with him since he is involved with secretive dirty business with Chinese people. The film depicts Japan's current social conflict with strong message....

Release Date: 2017

DESPERATE SUNFLOWERS

DESPERATE SUNFLOWERS (2016)

Director: KUROKI Hitomi
Cast: YOSHIDA Yoh, KIMURA Yoshino, NAKAMURA Aoi

A drama adapting Katsura Nozomi's best selling novel which depicts the bond between two women of contrasting circumstances despite being cousins of the same age. Kuroki Hitomi makes her film directing debut. Tetsuko (Yoshida Yo), a lawyer, is doing ...

Release Date: Jun, 25th, 2016

CREEPY

CREEPY (2016)

Director: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi
Cast: NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, TAKEUCHI Yuko, KAWAGUCHI Haruna

Film adaptation of Maekawa Yutaka's mystery novel detailing the intertwining double enigmas of an unsolved missing family case and an odd, neighboring family. Directed by world-renowned director Kurosawa Kiyoshi, of the horror film Pulse among others...

Release Date: Jun, 18th, 2016

INTERN!

INTERN! (2016)

Director: YOSHIDA Akio
Cast: ARAKI Yuko, OKAMOTO Anri, SANO Gaku

A coming-of-age drama dealing with the subject of job-hunting through a fantastic touch. It depicts an indecisive, timid, female university student maturing through her internship. At the helm is veteran television director, Yoshida Akio. Third year...

Release Date: Nov, 5th, 2016

Lost Serenade

Lost Serenade (2016)

Director: OZAWA Masato
Cast: SATO Nori, ISHIBASHI Uwa, FURUYAMA Kentaro

Drama that tackles the suffering caused by sexual violence, directed by Ozawa Masato, who dealt with child abuse in his previous film Kazakiriba. Sato Nori, who studied acting in Los Angeles, and former children's model Ishibashi Uwa graphically port...

Release Date: Jun, 11th, 2016

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The Ogre in Mt. Oe

The Ogre in Mt. Oe (1960)

Director: TANAKA Tokuzo

Cast: HASEGAWA Kazuo, ICHIKAWA Raizo, KATSU Shintaro

At the beginning of the eleventh century when the Fujiwaras held the reigns of power, Kyoto, then capital of Japan was infested with bandits and mysterious apparitions. Michinaga Fujiwara, the prime minister, is haunted by monsters in the form of a ...

Release Date:Apr, 27th, 1960

The Hundred Monsters

The Hundred Monsters (1968)

Director: YASUDA Kimiyoshi

Cast: FUJIMAKI Jun, TAKADA Miwa, HIRAIZUMI Sei

Japan is a land of ghost-stories, particularly in the summer when, before air-conditioning, the pleasant chills induced by such tales were most welcome to sweltering audiences. One such series of stories was called "The Hundred Monster Collection", a...

Release Date:Mar, 20th, 1968

Secret Rendezvous

Secret Rendezvous (1972)

Director: NISHIMURA Shogoro

Cast: SHIRAKAWA Kazuko, HAMAGUCHI Tatsuya, ASAKA Haruhiko

Shuichi (Tatsuya Hamaguchi) and Nobuko (Kazuko Shirakawa) are an ordinary, young couple, a promising company employee and his pretty wife. They think nothing can mar their peaceful life but nothing is permanent in this world and Shuichi 's company g...

Release Date:Apr, 29th, 1972

The Scarlet Camellia

The Scarlet Camellia (1964)

Director: NOMURA Yoshitaro

Cast: IWASHITA Shima, KATO Go, HAYAKAWA Tamotsu

Oshino has but one goal in life - to revenge her humiliated father. Her mother took lover after lover and this eventually led to her father's disgrace. Beautiful Oshino tracks down the lovers, one by one, gives herself to them, and then murders them....

Release Date:Nov, 21st, 1964