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  • 東海道四谷怪談

    Ghost Story of Yotsuya (1959)

    Directed by: NAKAGAWA Nobuo    Casts: AMACHI Shigeru, KITAZAWA Noriko, WAKASUGI Katsuko

    It is about one hundred years ago and near midnight. The la ne is deserted, when Iemon Tamiya kills Samon Yotsuya, the father of Oiwa, his sweetheart, who has forced Iemon to separate from his daughter. Iemon then brings Oiwa to Edo on the pretext of...


  • 亡霊怪猫屋敷

    Black Cat Mansion (1958)

    Directed by: NAKAGAWA Nobuo    Casts: WADA Keinosuke, KITAZAWA Noriko, SATSUKI Fujie

    Six years before, when Dr. Kuzumi took his wife to the house of her parents to recuperate from an illness, mysterious events began to happen in the mansion. And from an old priest he learns of the legend of the "Ghost Mansion." 140 years ago, there...


  • でんきくらげ

    Play It Cool (1970)

    Directed by: MASUMURA Yasuzo    Casts: ATSUMI Mari, KAWAZU Yusuke, NEGISHI Akemi

    Tomi (Akemi Negishi) has taken up with one man after another but unable to hold on to one. At nineteen, she bore Yumi (Mari Atsumi) out of wedlock and now Yumi is going to dressmaking school. Tomi is supporting Yoshimura (Ryoichi Tamagawa) as she ha...


  • 盲獣

    The Blind Beast (1969)

    Directed by: MASUMURA Yasuzo    Casts: FUNAKOSHI Eiji, MIDORI Mako, SENGOKU Noriko

    Based on a story by Japan's best-known author of horror tales, Rampo Edogawa, this picture is about a young girl, Aki (Mako Midori), and her terrible experiences. She is a professional model and one day goes to a gallery where sculpture for which sh...


  • しとやかな獣

    Elegant Beast (1962)

    Directed by: KAWASHIMA Yuzo    Casts: WAKAO Ayako, ITO Yunosuke, YAMAOKA Hisano

    The Maedas live in an apartment house in suburban Tokyo. One autumn afternoon, Katori, president of Highlight Artists Agency, Tokie, an accountant of the Company and Pinosaku, a jazz singer, burst into their apartment charging that Minoru, the son, h...


  • 薄桜記

    Samurai Vendetta (1959)

    Directed by: MORI Kazuo    Casts: ICHIKAWA Raizo, KATSU Shintaro, MAKI Chitose

    Receiving an urgent letter from his uncle, Yasubei Nakayama, an accomplished fencer of the ltto school, hurries to assist him in a duel with the Murakami Brothers, his rivals in swordship. On his way, Yasubei almost collides with a young rider, evide...


  • 男はつらいよ

    Am I Trying (1969)

    Directed by: YAMADA Yoji    Casts: ATSUMI Kiyoshi, BAISHO Chieko, MORIKAWA Shin

    Torajiro (Kiyoshi Atsumi) from a poor family has a wild and untamed nature that only those born in like circumstances can understand. It is therefore easy to understand how he turned to the life of a racketeer. One day, he learns his parents have di...


  • 彼岸花

    Higan-Bana (1958)

    Directed by: OZU Yasujiro    Casts: ARIMA Ineko, KUGA Yoshiko, SADA Keiji

    Wataru Hirayama, sympathizes with both his old friend Shukichi Mikami, a former naval officer, and his daughter Fumiko who because of her father's stubbornness has run away from home and is living with her lover, a pianist, and works at a bar. But w...


  • 映画 日本刀~刀剣の世界~

    Nihonto The Movie (2016)

    Directed by: OUCHI Tatsuo    Casts: GASSAN Sadatoshi, HONAMI Koshu

    A documentary revealing episodes of famous swords and the high-ranking samurai or swordsmen who bore them while shining a spotlight on the techniques of master sword smiths and sword polishers who carry on the skill in the present day. This is the di...


  • 阿修羅城の瞳

    Asura (2015)

    Directed by: INOUE Hidenori    Casts: ICHIKAWA Somegoro, AMAMI Yuki, IHARA Tsuyoshi

    The GEKI X CINE series screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen, known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. This digitally remaster edition was produced to commemorate the theater troupe's 35th year ann...


  • 蒼の乱

    Legacy of Soma-Aonoran (2015)

    Directed by: INOUE Hidenori    Casts: AMAMI Yuki, MATSUYAMA Kenichi, SAOTOME Taichi

    Thirteenth work in the GEKI X CINE series, which screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. Shinkansen troupe regular Amami Yuki plays a protagonist at the mercy...


  • Zipangu Punk 五右衛門ロックIII

    Zipang Punk-Goemon Rock III (2014)

    Directed by: INOUE Hidenori    Casts: FURUTA Arata, MIURA Haruma, AOI Yu

    Twelfth work in the GEKI X CINE series, which screens works by the popular theater group Gekidan Shinkansen known for furious on-stage combat and flashy concert-style direction. Headlining star Furuta Arata portrays Ishikawa Goemon's frenzied antics....


  • ポッピンQ

    POP IN Q (2016)

    Directed by: MIYAHARA Naoki    Casts: SETO Asami, IZAWA Shiori, TANEZAKI Atsumi

    Young girls stand up to face a global crisis in this fantasy anime commemorating the sixteenth anniversary of Toei Animation. Miyahara Naoki, who has worked on the "Pretty Cure" series among others, directs. Third year middle-schooler, Isumi (voice...


  • 時代劇は死なず ちゃんばら美学考

    Chambara:The Art of Japanese Swordplay (2015)

    Directed by: NAKAJIMA Sadao    Casts: NAKAJIMA Sadao, YAMAMOTO Chihiro, KUMURA Shogo

    Focusing on the historical transition of period films, this documentary closely examines the appeal and essence of period films produced in Kyoto. Through interviews with film industry professionals, the distinctly Japanese views of life and death po...


  • レッドタートル ある島の物語

    THE RED TURTLE (2016)

    Directed by: Michael DUDOK DE WIT    Casts:

    THE RED TURTLE is the first animated feature film coproduced by Studio Ghibli with an overseas studio. Michael Dudok de Wit, whose FATHER AND DAUGHTER won the Best Animated Short Film at the 73rd Academy Awards, directs this tale depicting the life ...


  • 貌斬り KAOKIRI~戯曲「スタニスフラスキー探偵団」より

    KAOKIRI: Defaced Actor - Method Acting on the Cutting Edge (2015)

    Directed by: HOSONO Tatsuoki    Casts: KUSANO Kota, YAMADA Kinuo, SATO Miyuki

    Hosono Tatsuoki of Shabu Gokudo directs this ambitious film about the cutting of Hasegawa Kazuo's face, a major scandal in Japanese film history. The film uses multiple layers that bring together film, theater and reality. The year is 1937. Japan i...


  • 風に濡れた女

    Wet Woman in the Wind (2016)

    Directed by: SHIOTA Akihiko    Casts: MAMIYA Yuki, NAGAOKA Tasuku, TEI Ryushin

    A romantic drama wittily depicting a man and a woman who go through life obeying their instincts. DORORO director Shiota Akihiko helms this film commemorating the forty-fifth anniversary of Nikkatsu Roman Porno. It won a Junior Jury Award at the 69th...


  • この世界の片隅に

    In This Corner of the World (2016)

    Directed by: KATABUCHI Sunao    Casts: Non, HOSOYA Yoshimasa, OMI Minori

    Mai Mai Miracle director, Katabuchi Sunao, adapts Kouno Fumiyo's comic to an animated feature film. It depicts a young girl who married into a family in Hiroshima during the war resolutely living amid the escalating intensity of wartime destruction. ...


  • 裏切りの街

    The City of Betrayal (2016)

    Directed by: MIURA Daisuke    Casts: IKEMATSU Sosuke, TERAJIMA Shinobu, HIRATA Mitsuru

    Playwright and theater director Miura Daisuke, who has also earned acclaim as a film director for Ai no uzu and Someone, adapts his own play as a film drama. Sugawara Yuichi (Ikematsu Sosuke) is a job-hopping slacker who freeloads off his live-in gi...


  • 刀 ~温故創新~ 4K Katana Project

    Katana –Respecting tradition, creating something new- (2016)

    Directed by: SATO Toshihiro    Casts: YOSHIHARA Yoshikazu, YOSHIHARA Yoshindo, NAKAJIMA Yoshio

    Documentary shot in 4K resolution that follows the creation of a Japanese sword from start to finish. Japanese swords are mesmerizing works of art, and this documentary shows the master sword maker, sword polisher, and sword mount craftsman as they b...



    SUSHI POLICE (2016)

    Directed by: MOMEN Tatsushi    Casts: YAMASHITA Akira, ifMasaka, OKAMOTO Hiromitsu

    3DCG animation inspired by foreign media bashing of the Japanese government in the "Sushi Police Incident." This feature film version compiles the 13-episode TV series. An unprecedented sushi boom sweeps the globe as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approach...


  • 抱く{HUG}

    A Lullaby Under the Nuclear Sky (2014)

    Directed by: KANA Tomoko    Casts:

    Personal documentary from director Kana Tomoko, who has covered environmental issues and people suffering misfortune in films like Beautiful Islands. This film documents the pregnancy she discovered immediately after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and...


  • 変態だ

    HENTAIDA (I Am a Pervert) (2016)

    Directed by: ANZAI Hajime    Casts: MAENO Kenta, TSUKIFUNE Sarara, SHIRAISHI Marina

    "Rock'n porn" coming-of-age movie about an average guy without any particular talent who works as a musician. Directorial debut from art director Anzai Hajime, who adapts Miura Jun's short story. A guy (Maeno Kenta) spends an extra year studying for...


  • 星くず兄弟の新たな伝説


    Directed by: TEZKA Macoto    Casts: MIURA Ryosuke, TAKEDA Kohei, ARAKAWA Chika

    A drama remaking the 80s cult-classic musical film, Legend of the Stardust Brothers, with a brand new story. Tezka Macoto, director of the original, also assumes the director's chair for this film. In the near future, Tokyo is a cyber-metropolis whe...


  • 俺たち文化系プロレスDDT

    DDT: Dramatic Dream Team!! -We are Japanese Wrestlers!- (2016)

    Directed by: Muscle SAKAI, MATSUE Tetsuaki    Casts: OHKA Ken, HARASHIMA, DANSHOKU DIENO

    Documentary about the DTT professional wrestling federation that advocates "cultural pro wrestling." Directed by wrestler Muscle Sakai of Gekijoban Proresu Kyanonboru 2014 and Matsue Tetsuaki of Flashback Memories 3D. Fall 2015. Matches are held bet...


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