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Jun Kunimura

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Like Father, Like Son  2013  3.9 ★ 120 mins Drama Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025   
When successful businessman Ryota Nonomiya learns that his 6-year-old son was switched at birth with another child, he and his wife must decide whether to seek out their biological son or choose the boy they've been raising.


The Wind Rises Nominated For/Won Awards 2013  4.1 ★ 126 mins Drama Rated: PG-13 DVD Available: 16-Dec-2014
Master animator Hayao Miyazaki spins a decades-spanning tale inspired by the life of Jirô Horikoshi, designer of the World War II fighter plane the Zero. Too nearsighted to become a pilot, Jirô settles for building planes, with spectacular results.


Monsters Club  2011  2.5 ★ 72 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Rejecting the shallow moral structure of society, a loner named Ryoichi has chosen to survive in a frigid mountain cabin in utter isolation. But the mail bombs that Ryoichi is preparing to send to CEOs are the key to his lonely crusade.


Outrage  2010  3.5 ★ 109 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025   
Writer, director and actor Takeshi "Beat" Kitano returns to his roots in this gripping gangster drama that details the intense rivalry between two powerful yakuza syndicates and the efforts of a small crew to prevent a full-blown war from erupting.


Outrage  2010  3.5 ★ 109 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:83%  until 01-Jan-2025 
Writer, director and actor Takeshi "Beat" Kitano returns to his roots in this gripping gangster drama that details the intense rivalry between two powerful yakuza syndicates and the efforts of a small crew to prevent all-out war from erupting. Packed with unpredictable characters and volatile confrontations, this exciting Japanese crime film also features Tomokazu Miura, Sôichirô Kitamura and Jun Kunimura.


K-20: Legend of the Mask  2008  3.8 ★ 138 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Framed for crimes he didn't commit, circus acrobat Hekichi Endo (Takeshi Kaneshiro) breaks out of prison to avoid a death sentence and takes on the guise of his enemy -- K-20, the "Fiend with 20 Faces" -- to clear his name and seek revenge. Set in 1949 Japan, where World War II never took place, the film -- based on a novel by So Kitamura -- stars Takako Matsu as Princess Hashiba and Toru Nakamura as the police chief she plans to marry.


K-20: Legend of the Mask  2008  3.9 ★ 138 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Framed for crimes he didn't commit, circus acrobat Hekichi Endo (Takeshi Kaneshiro) breaks out of prison to avoid a death sentence and takes on the guise of his enemy -- K-20, the "Fiend with 20 Faces" -- to clear his name and seek revenge. Set in 1949 Japan, where World War II never took place, the film -- based on a novel by So Kitamura -- stars Takako Matsu as Princess Hashiba and Toru Nakamura as the police chief she plans to marry.


Silk  2007  2.9 ★ 109 mins Drama Rated: R
Nineteenth-century French silk merchant Herve Joncour goes on a trading mission to Japan, where he's bewitched by the beautiful concubine of Baron Baldabiou. But their relationship doesn't end when he returns home to his wife.


Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan  2006  3.2 ★ 134 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
In the wake of an underwater earthquake, scientists learn that Japan will fall into the sea in 40 years. This doomsday warning is soon eclipsed by Dr. Tadokoro's (Etsushi Toyokawa) discovery that the event will, in fact, occur in less than a year. As scientists race to prevent the devastation, politicians seek to exploit the situation. Mayuko Fukuda and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi co-star in this special effects-laden thriller.


Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan  2006  3.3 ★ 134 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
In the wake of an underwater earthquake, scientists learn that Japan will fall into the sea in 40 years. This doomsday warning is soon eclipsed by Dr. Tadokoro's (Etsushi Toyokawa) discovery that the event will, in fact, occur in less than a year. As scientists race to prevent the devastation, politicians seek to exploit the situation. Mayuko Fukuda and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi co-star in this special effects-laden thriller.


Hana  2005  3.0 ★ 125 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
When young, revenge-driven Soza (Junichi Okada) has trouble finding his father's murderer in the big city, he discovers a hidden aptitude for the peaceful art of schoolteaching. So when he finally stumbles on the killer, will he choose the sword over the pen? Or can he find a path to forgiveness instead? Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, this entertaining twist on the sumarai genre also features Rie Miyazawa.


Hana  2005  3.0 ★ 125 mins Action & Adventure
When young, revenge-driven Soza (Junichi Okada) has trouble finding his father's murderer in the big city, he discovers a hidden aptitude for the peaceful art of schoolteaching. So when he finally stumbles on the killer, will he choose the sword over the pen? Or can he find a path to forgiveness instead? Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, this entertaining twist on the sumarai genre also features Rie Miyazawa.


Vital  2004  3.0 ★ 86 mins Dramas Rated: R
Director Shinya Tsukamoto's emotionally resonant drama stars Tadanobu Asano as amnesiac Hiroshi Takagi, whose memory was lost after being in an auto accident that claimed the life of his girlfriend (Nami Tsukamoto). The discovery of an anatomy book in his closet soon reawakens Hiroshi's interest in medicine and sends him back to school. When the cadaver on a class dissection table affords a link to Hiroshi's past, will he regain his memory?


Vital  2004  3.0 ★ 86 mins Foreign (English) Rated: R
Director Shinya Tsukamoto's emotionally resonant drama stars Tadanobu Asano as amnesiac Hiroshi Takagi, whose memory was lost after being in an auto accident that claimed the life of his girlfriend (Nami Tsukamoto). The discovery of an anatomy book in his closet soon reawakens Hiroshi's interest in medicine and sends him back to school. When the cadaver on a class dissection table affords a link to Hiroshi's past, will he regain his memory?


9 Souls  2003  3.0 ★ 120 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Director Toshiaki Toyoda's engaging tale follows nine escaped prisoners who set out on a wild adventure and end up on a life-altering journey. As they hunt for hidden loot, the criminals (including a pimp and a porn king) give teamwork a try. But their plan goes awry, and the men ultimately come face to face with their troubled pasts. Yoshio Harada, Kôji Chihara, Mame Yamada and Ryuhei Matsuda star.


9 Souls  2003  3.0 ★ 120 mins Comedies Rated: NR
Director Toshiaki Toyoda's engaging tale follows nine escaped prisoners who set out on a wild adventure and end up on a life-altering journey. As they hunt for hidden loot, the criminals (including a pimp and a porn king) give teamwork a try. But their plan goes awry, and the men ultimately come face to face with their troubled pasts. Yoshio Harada, Kôji Chihara, Mame Yamada and Ryuhei Matsuda star.


Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Nominated For/Won Awards 2003  3.8 ★ 111 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R
In the first volume of this gritty revenge saga, an assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But she survives and sets out to kill all those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.


Tomie: Forbidden Fruit  2002  2.9 ★ 91 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
The final installment of the Tomie sequence features a man whose first love, Tomie (Nozomi Andô), haunts him to this very day. His feelings are still so strong that he even named his daughter Tomie. When his daughter brings home a friend one day who's also named Tomie (Aoi Miyazaki), he's further shocked to find that she looks exactly like his former love. Will this new Tomie be a welcome link to his past, or a dangerous game?


Tomie: Forbidden Fruit  2002  2.9 ★ 91 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
The final installment of the Tomie sequence features a man whose first love, Tomie (Nozomi Andô), haunts him to this very day. His feelings are still so strong that he even named his daughter Tomie. When his daughter brings home a friend one day who's also named Tomie (Aoi Miyazaki), he's further shocked to find that she looks exactly like his former love. Will this new Tomie be a welcome link to his past, or a dangerous game?


The Face  2000  2.7 ★ 123 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Japanese stage actress Naomi Fujiyama gives a tour-de-force performance as a virginal, socially awkward seamstress who survives the string of tragic events that befall her family to embark on an oddly liberating odyssey through provincial Japan, in which she encounters a gallery of memorable characters. Award-winning director Junji Sakamoto's darkly comic tale is a gripping portrait of an unexpected heroine.


The Face  2000  2.7 ★ 123 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Japanese stage actress Naomi Fujiyama gives a tour-de-force performance as a virginal, socially awkward seamstress who survives the string of tragic events that befall her family to embark on an oddly liberating odyssey through provincial Japan, in which she encounters a gallery of memorable characters. Award-winning director Junji Sakamoto's darkly comic tale is a gripping portrait of an unexpected heroine.


Audition: Bonus Material  1999  3.4 ★ 90 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
The bonus material for Takashi Miike's "Audition" includes over an hour of new interviews with cast members Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi and Ren Osugi detailing the making of the film and the international theatrical trailers.A must see for fans of Miike.


Boy's Choir  1999  2.6 ★ 130 mins Dramas Rated: NR
When 15-year-old Michio is shipped off to an orphanage after his father's death, he quickly befriends Yasuo, a soprano who dreams of singing with the Vienna Boys' Choir. Plagued with a stutter, Michio discovers that he can sing flawlessly when he joins Yasuo's choir. But when a former student comes back to the orphanage, the two best friends find their friendship tested beyond its usual bounds.


Chaos  1999  2.9 ★ 104 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Hideo Nakata (Ringu) directs this crime thriller in which wealthy businessman Takayuki Komiyama must untangle a web of conspiracy and lies when his wife, Saori, suddenly disappears. He receives a phone call from a man who claims he's kidnapped Saori and wants a huge ransom ... but all is not what it seems, and the true nature of Saori's relationship with her captor is soon revealed through a series of flashbacks and shocking twists.


Boy's Choir  1999  2.6 ★ 130 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
When 15-year-old Michio is shipped off to an orphanage after his father's death, he quickly befriends Yasuo, a soprano who dreams of singing with the Vienna Boys' Choir. Plagued with a stutter, Michio discovers that he can sing flawlessly when he joins Yasuo's choir. But when a former student comes back to the orphanage, the two best friends find their friendship tested beyond its usual bounds.


Audition  1999  3.4 ★ 115 mins Foreign Movies Rated: UR  until 01-Jan-2025
Director Takashi Miike fashions an explosive drama in Audition. Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) has lived as a widower for too long and decides it's time to marry again. But how will he find a wife? When a friend suggests he hold a fake audition to pick the right woman, he takes him up on it -- only to realize that his choice may be a better actress than he bargained for.


Audition: Bonus Material  1999  3.4 ★ 90 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
The bonus material for Takashi Miike's "Audition" includes over an hour of new interviews with cast members Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi and Ren Osugi detailing the making of the film and the international theatrical trailers.A must see for fans of Miike.


Chaos  1999  2.9 ★ 104 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
Hideo Nakata (Ringu) directs this crime thriller in which wealthy businessman Takayuki Komiyama must untangle a web of conspiracy and lies when his wife, Saori, suddenly disappears. He receives a phone call from a man who claims he's kidnapped Saori and wants a huge ransom ... but all is not what it seems, and the true nature of Saori's relationship with her captor is soon revealed through a series of flashbacks and shocking twists.


Audition  1999  3.4 ★ 115 mins Foreign (English) Rated: UR
Director Takashi Miike fashions an explosive drama in Audition. Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) has lived as a widower for too long and decides it's time to marry again. But how will he find a wife? When a friend suggests he hold a fake audition to pick the right woman, he takes him up on it -- only to realize that his choice may be a better actress than he bargained for.


Wild Life  1997  2.3 ★ 102 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Award-winning Japanese director Shinji Aoyama offers a fresh take on the classic gangster flick, with imaginative camerawork and stylish editing inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino. Soon after a boxer hangs up his gloves, he finds himself the hero of a haywire plot that involves the police, the Yakuza and his kidnapped boss's beautiful daughter. Faced with a fight-or-flight decision, the boxer chooses to stay and kick butt.


Wild Life  1997  2.4 ★ 102 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
Award-winning Japanese director Shinji Aoyama offers a fresh take on the classic gangster flick, with imaginative camerawork and stylish editing inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino. Soon after a boxer hangs up his gloves, he finds himself the hero of a haywire plot that involves the police, the Yakuza and his kidnapped boss's beautiful daughter. Faced with a fight-or-flight decision, the boxer chooses to stay and kick butt.


Curse, Death & Spirit  1992  2.3 ★ 65 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
In this spine-tingling collection of films, Japanese director Hideo Nakata (Ringu) delivers a trio of haunting tales. In The Cursed Doll, a girl is haunted by a toy that contains the spirit of her deceased sister. In The Spirit of the Dead, a widow and her son are stalked by a ghost who mistakes the boy for her own. And in The Haunted Inn, three vacationing girlfriends relive the chilling events that took place at an inn years ago.


Curse, Death & Spirit  1992  2.3 ★ 65 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
In this spine-tingling collection of films, Japanese director Hideo Nakata (Ringu) delivers a trio of haunting tales. In The Cursed Doll, a girl is haunted by a toy that contains the spirit of her deceased sister. In The Spirit of the Dead, a widow and her son are stalked by a ghost who mistakes the boy for her own. And in The Haunted Inn, three vacationing girlfriends relive the chilling events that took place at an inn years ago.

Cached at Wednesday, 22-Oct-2014 11:40:49 PM Pacific Time