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TOMBI: Father and Son

TOMBI: Father and Son (2022)

Director
ZEZE Takahisa
Cast
ABE Hiroshi, KITAMURA Takumi, Anne

Yasu and Misako are warm loving parents who savor each day watching their son, Akira grow. But the familial bliss is upended by the tragic, leaving Akira in the clumsy care of his dad.....

Release Date
Apr, 8th, 2022
The Cursed Sanctuary X

The Cursed Sanctuary X (2021)

Director
IRIE Yu
Cast
OKADA Masaki, KAWAGUCHI Haruna

Director Irie Yu of AI Amok adapts to screen the stage play by theatre troupe Ikiuma. The film was shot entirely in South Korea with the production team of Suicide Forest Village, the production company ROBOT, and B.A. Entertainment of The Gangster, ...

Release Date
Nov, 19th, 2021
First Gentleman

First Gentleman (2021)

Director
KAWAI Hayato
Cast
TANAKA Kei, NAKATANI Miki

Best-selling author Harada Maha's about a married couple is adapted to film by director Kawai Hayato, who has worked as an assistant director on films by Somai Shinji, and Kuroki Kazuo, in addition to producing a numerous hit titles. Rinko (Nakatani...

Release Date
Sep, 23rd, 2021
Hotel Iris

Hotel Iris (2021)

Director
OKUHARA Hiroshi
Cast
NAGASE Masatoshi, Lucia, Nahana

Akutagawa Prize-winning author Ogawa Yoko's illicit novel reaches the silver screen with direction by Okuhara Hiroshi, who won awards at Rotterdam and Busan for The Black Square. Mari (Lucia) works at Hotel Iris in a rundown resort area, and one day...

Release Date
Feb, 18th, 2022
BROKEN COMMANDMENT

BROKEN COMMANDMENT (2022)

Director
MAEDA Kazuo
Cast
MAMIYA Shotaro, ISHII Anna, YAMOTO Yuma

At the strong insistence of his father, Ushimatsu Segawa conceals his origins from a "buraku" area of low-class "untouchables," leaving his hometown to serve as an elementary school teacher where he excels and is loved by his students. But he constan...

Release Date
Jul, 8th, 2022
ONCE HIT THE BOTTOM

ONCE HIT THE BOTTOM (2022)

Director
SHIBAYAMA Kenji
Cast
TAMAYAMA Tetsuji, OTOO Takuma, FUKAGAWA Mai

Tachibana was once in the limelight as a nature photographer famous for a TV program following his adventure but forced into debts from his agency. Alone and without dreams, he abandons his camera and spends his life paying off the debts. But one day...

Release Date
Apr, 8th, 2022
The Fish Tale

The Fish Tale (2022)

Director
OKITA Shuichi
Cast
Non

"Meebo" is an elementary school student and loves fish. His life is indeed "fish-a-holic". Meebo stares at the fish, draws the fish and eat the fish every day. His father worries that he is a little different from other children but his mother always...

Release Date
Sep, 1st, 2022
Junretsuger

Junretsuger (2021)

Director
BUTSUDA Hiroshi
Cast
GOGAMI Shota, SHIRAKAWA Yujiro, ODAI Ryohei

Popcorn movie starring the popular group Junretsu comprising former stars of Toei special effects movies. Feature film debut for Butsuda Hiroshi, who has served as VFX director for the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider series. The Junretsu group perform...

Release Date
Sep, 10th, 2021

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The Profound Desire of the Gods

The Profound Desire of the Gods (1968)

Director
IMAMURA Shohei
Cast
MIKUNI Rentaro, KAWARAZAKI Choichiro, KITAMURA Kazuo

On a small island at the very southern end of the Japanese archipelago, the people lead a life unchanged for centuries. Into this peaceful world comes Kariya (Kazuo Kitamura), an engineer from Tokyo to construct an airport. At first he is irritated ...

Release Date
Nov, 22nd, 1968
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
Godzilla tai Mechagodzilla

Godzilla tai Mechagodzilla (1974)

Director
FUKUDA Jun
Cast
DAIMON Masaaki, AOYAMA Kazuya, TAJIMA Reiko

In Okinawa, a prophetess predicts that monsters will soon overrun the world. The first signs of the coming destruction are found by Masahiko Shimizu and his brother Keisuke. When they explore a newly discovered cave, they find samples of a strange, u...

Release Date
Mar, 21st, 1974
The Judo Champ

The Judo Champ (1958)

Director
EDAGAWA Hiromu
Cast
SUGAWARA Kenji, SHINAGAWA Ryuji, WAKAO Ayako

When Shinsuke returns to Kyushu from the Russo-Japanese War he finds his Judo school hall neglected and in decay. His Judo teacher has died and his brother, Ryota, and the teacher's only daughter, Akiko, are greatly disturbed by Zanba, who intends to...

Release Date
Aug, 12th, 1958