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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.


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.


20th Century Boys: Chapter 2: The Last Hope  2009  2.9 ★ 139 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
As the evil Friend rules over the apocalyptic future of 2015, Kenji's (Toshiaki Karasawa) teen niece, Kanna (Airi Taira), is punished for her anti-Friend behavior while the remaining members of the Secret Base gang reunite over a shocking find: The New Book of Prophecies. With a new doomsday looming, hopeful eyes turn to Kanna in this epic Japanese sequel to the 2008 blockbuster, based on the hit manga comic by Naoki Urasawa.


20th Century Boys: Chapter 3: Redemption  2009  2.9 ★ 150 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Decades after a group of rock-obsessed kids called the Secret Base Gang wrote a Book of Prophecies that ended up coming true, the world is still wrestling with the consequences in a postapocalyptic society ruled by the fiendish Friend. The gripping stories of Kenji, Kanna and the rest of the gang culminate in this gripping third installment of the hit franchise, a big-budget, live-action adaptation of the manga classic by Naoki Urasawa.


20th Century Boys: Chapter 2: The Last Hope  2009  2.9 ★ 139 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
As the evil Friend rules over the apocalyptic future of 2015, Kenji's (Toshiaki Karasawa) teen niece, Kanna (Airi Taira), is punished for her anti-Friend behavior while the remaining members of the Secret Base gang reunite over a shocking find: The New Book of Prophecies. With a new doomsday looming, hopeful eyes turn to Kanna in this epic Japanese sequel to the 2008 blockbuster, based on the hit manga comic by Naoki Urasawa.


20th Century Boys: Chapter 3: Redemption  2009  2.9 ★ 150 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Decades after a group of rock-obsessed kids called the Secret Base Gang wrote a Book of Prophecies that ended up coming true, the world is still wrestling with the consequences in a postapocalyptic society ruled by the fiendish Friend. The gripping stories of Kenji, Kanna and the rest of the gang culminate in this gripping third installment of the hit franchise, a big-budget, live-action adaptation of the manga classic by Naoki Urasawa.


The Ramen Girl  2008  3.5 ★ 102 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025
When her boyfriend leaves her high and dry in Tokyo, spoiled American tourist Abby finds solace in a neighborhood ramen noodle house run by a cantankerous old chef, who agrees to take her on as an apprentice.


Death Note: L: Change the WorLd  2008  3.7 ★ 129 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Fresh off the heels of the Kira case, detective L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) finds himself on the hunt for a group of bioterrorists that's plotting to release a powerful virus -- 100 times more virulent than Ebola -- on Washington, D.C. With the help of fledgling scientist Maki Nikaido (Mayuko Fukuda) and enigmatic young boy Near (Narushi Fukuda), L races against the clock to find the antidote to the virus and save mankind from catastrophic attack.


The Ramen Girl  2008  3.5 ★ 102 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
When her boyfriend leaves her high and dry in Tokyo, spoiled American tourist Abby finds solace in a neighborhood ramen noodle house run by a cantankerous old chef, who agrees to take her on as an apprentice.


20th Century Boys: Chapter 1: Beginning of the End  2008  3.5 ★ 142 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Mild-mannered convenience store owner Kenji (Toshiaki Karasawa) realizes that several strange events -- including the rise of a cult and the outbreak of a deadly virus -- mirror the occurrences that he and his childhood friends predicted in their Book of Prophecies. With the world set to end on Dec. 31, 2000, Kenji and company must fight to save humanity in this explosive adaptation of the blockbuster manga comic.


Tokyo!  2008  3.1 ★ 110 mins Foreign Rated: NR RT:73%
Three drastically different stories play out against the backdrop of a bustling Tokyo in this trio of foreign-language shorts from international filmmakers Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Joon-ho Bong. An emotionally fragile woman undergoes a strange transformation in "Interior Design," a bizarre creature wreaks havoc on the city in "Merde," and a reclusive hermit finds love amid disaster in "Shaking Tokyo."


20th Century Boys: Chapter 1: Beginning of the End  2008  3.5 ★ 142 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Mild-mannered convenience store owner Kenji (Toshiaki Karasawa) realizes that several strange events -- including the rise of a cult and the outbreak of a deadly virus -- mirror the occurrences that he and his childhood friends predicted in their Book of Prophecies. With the world set to end on Dec. 31, 2000, Kenji and company must fight to save humanity in this explosive adaptation of the blockbuster manga comic.


Death Note: L: Change the WorLd  2008  3.7 ★ 129 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Fresh off the heels of the Kira case, detective L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) finds himself on the hunt for a group of bioterrorists that's plotting to release a powerful virus -- 100 times more virulent than Ebola -- on Washington, D.C. With the help of fledgling scientist Maki Nikaido (Mayuko Fukuda) and enigmatic young boy Near (Narushi Fukuda), L races against the clock to find the antidote to the virus and save mankind from catastrophic attack.


Sukiyaki Western Django  2007  3.1 ★ 98 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R
In a strange land where East meets West, two rival gangs -- the Heike Reds and the Genji Whites -- are locked in a deadly feud over a fortune in gold until a lone hero comes to town, meets the gangs' various victims and tries to restore order.


Sakuran  2006  3.9 ★ 111 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
In 18th-century Japan, apprentice courtesan Kiyoha (portrayed by Japanese pop superstar Anna Tsuchiya) works in a brothel in the fashionable Yoshiwara district. Determined to gain her independence, Kiyoha refuses to be bought by a wealthy man. Instead, she engages in ruthless competition with the other girls to gain the coveted top spot at her establishment in this fast-paced and original musical.


Big Bang Love, Juvenile A  2006  2.7 ★ 85 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Directed by world-renowned filmmaker Takashi Miike and based on the novel by Ato Masaki, this visually stunning tale centers on the tumultuous and passionate relationship between two young gay prisoners inside a juvenile detention center. With outstanding performances from Ryuhei Matsuda and Masanobu Ando, this captivating homoerotic thriller marks another notable entry in the controversial director's considerable oeuvre.


Big Bang Love, Juvenile A  2006  2.7 ★ 85 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
Directed by world-renowned filmmaker Takashi Miike and based on the novel by Ato Masaki, this visually stunning tale centers on the tumultuous and passionate relationship between two young gay prisoners inside a juvenile detention center. With outstanding performances from Ryuhei Matsuda and Masanobu Ando, this captivating homoerotic thriller marks another notable entry in the controversial director's considerable oeuvre.


Sakuran  2006  4.1 ★ 111 mins Dramas Rated: NR
In 18th-century Japan, apprentice courtesan Kiyoha (portrayed by Japanese pop superstar Anna Tsuchiya) works in a brothel in the fashionable Yoshiwara district. Determined to gain her independence, Kiyoha refuses to be bought by a wealthy man. Instead, she engages in ruthless competition with the other girls to gain the coveted top spot at her establishment in this fast-paced and original musical.


One Missed Call  2004  3.2 ★ 112 mins Foreign Movies Rated: R
Possessed cell phones predict their owners' untimely deaths in Takashi Miike's high-tech horror tale. One by one, Yumi's (Kou Shibasaki) friends receive chilling calls on their cell phones from themselves, placed a few days in the future. They listen in horror to their own bizarre deaths, which eventually occur. As Yumi frantically tries to solve the mystery, she uncovers a shocking link between herself and the murders.


One Missed Call: Bonus Material  2004  3.2 ★ 60 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
This companion disc to Takashi Miike's high-tech horror tale includes the screening premiere, a making-of featurette, cast and crew interviews, television spots, deleted scenes and more.


Kadokawa Mystery & Horror Tales: Vol. 1  2003  2.5 ★ 105 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
A young girl must protect her fragile sister from a mysterious spirit in this collection of three chilling stories from Kadokawa, the Japanese studio that produced the blockbuster horror films The Ring and The Grudge. In the other creepy tales, a distraught man snatches a child who resembles his kidnapped daughter, and a woman is trapped in her home by a murderer. Sayaka Yamaguchi, Tohru Masuoka and Mayumi Wakamura star.


The Negotiator  2003  2.9 ★ 107 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Three men have a hospital's patients and staff under siege. As time runs out for the hostages, Inspector Ishida (Hiroshi Mikami) and Capt. Tohno (Mayu Tsuruta) negotiate for their release, while Lt. Ando (Shirô Sano) tries to uncover a motive. But there's more to this crisis than meets the eye. Yôji Tanaka and Masatô Ibu co-star in acclaimed director Takashi Miike's pulse-pounding adaptation of the novel by Takahisa Igarashi.


Gozu  2003  3.3 ★ 130 mins Foreign Movies Rated: R
Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he decides to take a rest. Not only are the front desk clerks a bit strange, but even the ambiance feels unusual. Minami soon realizes he may have gotten more than he bargained for.


The Negotiator  2003  3.0 ★ 107 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Three men have a hospital's patients and staff under siege. As time runs out for the hostages, Inspector Ishida (Hiroshi Mikami) and Capt. Tohno (Mayu Tsuruta) negotiate for their release, while Lt. Ando (Shirô Sano) tries to uncover a motive. But there's more to this crisis than meets the eye. Yôji Tanaka and Masatô Ibu co-star in acclaimed director Takashi Miike's pulse-pounding adaptation of the novel by Takahisa Igarashi.


Kadokawa Mystery & Horror Tales: Vol. 1  2003  2.5 ★ 105 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
A young girl must protect her fragile sister from a mysterious spirit in this collection of three chilling stories from Kadokawa, the Japanese studio that produced the blockbuster horror films The Ring and The Grudge. In the other creepy tales, a distraught man snatches a child who resembles his kidnapped daughter, and a woman is trapped in her home by a murderer. Sayaka Yamaguchi, Tohru Masuoka and Mayumi Wakamura star.


Flower and Snake  2003  3.0 ★ 115 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Dancer Shizuko is married to a wealthy businessman who lets his high-pressure job get in the way of his home life. In other words, he ignores her. As a result, Shizuko begins having masochistic fantasies, unaware that they'd soon come true. When a crime lord kidnaps Shizuko as payment for her husband's mounting debts, she's sexually tortured ... and likes it! Renji Ishibashi and Hironobu Noumura star. Japanese sexploitation guru Takashi Ishii ...


Gozu  2003  3.2 ★ 130 mins Foreign (English) Rated: R
Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he decides to take a rest. Not only are the front desk clerks a bit strange, but even the ambiance feels unusual. Minami soon realizes he may have gotten more than he bargained for.


Flower and Snake  2003  3.0 ★ 115 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Dancer Shizuko is married to a wealthy businessman who lets his high-pressure job get in the way of his home life. In other words, he ignores her. As a result, Shizuko begins having masochistic fantasies, unaware that they'd soon come true. When a crime lord kidnaps Shizuko as payment for her husband's mounting debts, she's sexually tortured ... and likes it! Renji Ishibashi and Hironobu Noumura star. Japanese sexploitation guru Takashi Ishii ...


One Missed Call  2003  3.3 ★ 112 mins Horror Rated: R
One by one, Yumi's friends receive chilling calls on their cell phones from themselves, placed a few days in the future. They listen in horror to their own bizarre deaths, which eventually come to pass.


Graveyard of Honor: Bonus Material  2002  3.2 ★ 60 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
The bonus material for this brutal Takashi Miike reimagining of Kinji Fukusaku's cult classic include two featurettes ("A Portrait of Rage" and " On Set With Fukasaku"), a Kinji Fukasaku filmograpy and more.


Graveyard of Honor  2002  3.1 ★ 131 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
When Rikuo Ishimatsu (Goro Kishitani), a simple dishwasher, saves the life of a notorious yakuza boss, he's rewarded with a warm welcome into the criminal fold. Before long, Rikio has become a powerful gangster with several kills to his name. But has he also become a monster in the process? Controversial filmmaker Takashi Miike helms this bloody revamp of cult director Kinji Fukasaku's Japanese classic by the same name.


The Sea is Watching  2002  3.4 ★ 118 mins Dramas Rated: R
This lyrical movie, directed by Kei Kuwai and based on a script by the legendary Akira Kurosawa, chronicles the lives of two women at a brothel in ancient Japan. O-Shin (Nagiko Tono) cuts through class divisions by falling in love with a young samurai, while the more experienced Kikuno (Misa Shimizu) juggles two suitors -- one gentle, one not. When a stranger, Ryosuke (Masatoshi Nagase), shows up at their doorstep, everything changes.


Cowboy Bebop: The Movie  2002  4.0 ★ 114 mins Anime Rated: R
In the year 2071 on Mars, a lethal virus is released when a band of rogues blows up a tanker truck. Putting a stop to any future biochemical assaults -- and making some reward money off the job -- are Capt. Spike Siegel and his crew of vigilantes.


The Sea is Watching  2002  3.4 ★ 118 mins Foreign (English) Rated: R
This lyrical movie, directed by Kei Kuwai and based on a script by the legendary Akira Kurosawa, chronicles the lives of two women at a brothel in ancient Japan. O-Shin (Nagiko Tono) cuts through class divisions by falling in love with a young samurai, while the more experienced Kikuno (Misa Shimizu) juggles two suitors -- one gentle, one not. When a stranger, Ryosuke (Masatoshi Nagase), shows up at their doorstep, everything changes.


Graveyard of Honor  2002  3.1 ★ 131 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
When Rikuo Ishimatsu (Goro Kishitani), a simple dishwasher, saves the life of a notorious yakuza boss, he's rewarded with a warm welcome into the criminal fold. Before long, Rikio has become a powerful gangster with several kills to his name. But has he also become a monster in the process? Controversial filmmaker Takashi Miike helms this bloody revamp of cult director Kinji Fukasaku's Japanese classic by the same name.


Dora-Heita  2000  3.2 ★ 111 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Thirty years after writing the script with fellow master directors Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi and Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa brings the story of an unruly samurai (Koji Yakusho) to the screen. Nicknamed Dora-Heita ("Alley Cat") for his penchant for debauchery, the samurai is assigned to clean up a lawless small town. His reputation is well-known, so the local thugs are in disbelief when the new magistrate gets down to business.


Dora-Heita  2000  3.2 ★ 111 mins Comedies Rated: NR
Thirty years after writing the script with fellow master directors Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi and Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa brings the story of an unruly samurai (Koji Yakusho) to the screen. Nicknamed Dora-Heita ("Alley Cat") for his penchant for debauchery, the samurai is assigned to clean up a lawless small town. His reputation is well-known, so the local thugs are in disbelief when the new magistrate gets down to business.


Dead or Alive  1999  3.2 ★ 105 mins Action & Adventure Rated: UR
Although the Chinese have lived in Japan for centuries, they've never been integrated into Japanese society. This larger conflict underscores the bloody tale of two gangs vying to purchase drugs from a Chinese gang. Honest cop Jojima (Show Aikawa) needs money for his daughter's operation, so he gets a "loan" from the head of a Japanese gang. But when Jojima's partner kills the brother of the leader of the Chinese mafia, a blood feud begins.


Dead or Alive  1999  3.2 ★ 105 mins Foreign (English) Rated: UR
Although the Chinese have lived in Japan for centuries, they've never been integrated into Japanese society. This larger conflict underscores the bloody tale of two gangs vying to purchase drugs from a Chinese gang. Honest cop Jojima (Show Aikawa) needs money for his daughter's operation, so he gets a "loan" from the head of a Japanese gang. But when Jojima's partner kills the brother of the leader of the Chinese mafia, a blood feud begins.


Gemini  1999  2.9 ★ 84 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Yukio (Masahiro Motoki), a wealthy doctor, has a satisfying marriage with his hauntingly beautiful wife, Rin (Ryo). But with the arrival of Sutekichi (also played by Motoki), a dashing doppelgänger who looks exactly like him, Yukio's once orderly life is turned upside-down. Underground filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto directs this period horror piece set in turn-of-the-century Japan, based on the story by novelist Rampo Edogawa.


The Black House  1999  2.5 ★ 118 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
Insurance investigator Wakatsuki (Masaaki Uchino) enters a nightmare when he visits the home of client Shigenori Komoda (Masahiko Nishimura). He finds the body of Komoda's stepson hanging from the ceiling and fears that Komoda's wife (Shinobu Ootake) may also be in grave danger. Wakatsuki's investigation brings him face to face with the true nature of Komoda's madness. Kenichi Katsura and Misato Tanaka co-star in Yoshimitsu Morita's eerie chil...


Gemini  1999  2.9 ★ 84 mins Foreign Movies Rated: NR
Yukio (Masahiro Motoki), a wealthy doctor, has a satisfying marriage with his hauntingly beautiful wife, Rin (Ryo). But with the arrival of Sutekichi (also played by Motoki), a dashing doppelgänger who looks exactly like him, Yukio's once orderly life is turned upside-down. Underground filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto directs this period horror piece set in turn-of-the-century Japan, based on the story by novelist Rampo Edogawa.


The Black House  1999  2.5 ★ 118 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Insurance investigator Wakatsuki (Masaaki Uchino) enters a nightmare when he visits the home of client Shigenori Komoda (Masahiko Nishimura). He finds the body of Komoda's stepson hanging from the ceiling and fears that Komoda's wife (Shinobu Ootake) may also be in grave danger. Wakatsuki's investigation brings him face to face with the true nature of Komoda's madness. Kenichi Katsura and Misato Tanaka co-star in Yoshimitsu Morita's eerie chil...


Sada  1998  2.5 ★ 132 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Based on real-life events, this erotic thriller tells the sad and sadistic tale of a Japanese geisha (Hitomi Kuroki) whose behavior spiraled out of control. Raped as a teenager, the girl subsequently descended into the shadowy world of prostitution, becoming a lonely figure who ultimately sought out some measure of personal vengeance … by castrating and murdering her lover. No redemptive arc here!


The Bird People in China  1998  3.4 ★ 118 mins Dramas Rated: NR
This visual allegory of desperation and longing from director Takashi Miike chronicles the adventure of a Japanese businessman sent on a trip to a Chinese village where he discovers a girl with a haunting voice and a secret that allows men to fly. Environmentalism, human value and the perception of wealth are among the themes explored in this soul-searching drama.


Sada  1998  2.5 ★ 132 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Based on real-life events, this erotic thriller tells the sad and sadistic tale of a Japanese geisha (Hitomi Kuroki) whose behavior spiraled out of control. Raped as a teenager, the girl subsequently descended into the shadowy world of prostitution, becoming a lonely figure who ultimately sought out some measure of personal vengeance … by castrating and murdering her lover. No redemptive arc here!


The Bird People in China  1998  3.4 ★ 118 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This visual allegory of desperation and longing from director Takashi Miike chronicles the adventure of a Japanese businessman sent on a trip to a Chinese village where he discovers a girl with a haunting voice and a secret that allows men to fly. Environmentalism, human value and the perception of wealth are among the themes explored in this soul-searching drama.


47 Ronin  1994  3.3 ★ 129 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
When their leader commits ritual suicide for dishonoring nobleman Kira (Kô Nishimura), 47 samurai warriors band together, vowing to avenge him. After spending a year preparing themselves for battle, they launch a massive attack against Kira and his army. Ken Takakura and Hisaya Morishige star in director Kon Ichikawa's sweeping version of the classic Japanese tale, inspired by true events.


47 Ronin  1994  3.3 ★ 129 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
When their leader commits ritual suicide for dishonoring nobleman Kira (Kô Nishimura), 47 samurai warriors band together, vowing to avenge him. After spending a year preparing themselves for battle, they launch a massive attack against Kira and his army. Ken Takakura and Hisaya Morishige star in director Kon Ichikawa's sweeping version of the classic Japanese tale, inspired by true events.


Marquis De Sade's Prosperities of Vice  1988  2.5 ★ 96 mins Foreign Movies Rated: UR
In 1920s Japan, a nobleman hires an odd assortment of whores, criminals and other lowlifes to perform in his new theater, which specializes in his latest obsession: the notorious erotic writings of the Marquis de Sade. But it isn't long before his appetite for kinky thrills grows too ravenous, leading to grave consequences for all involved. Director Akio Jissoji brings a stylish flare to the proceedings in this decadent thriller.


Marquis De Sade's Prosperities of Vice  1988  2.5 ★ 96 mins Foreign (English) Rated: UR
In 1920s Japan, a nobleman hires an odd assortment of whores, criminals and other lowlifes to perform in his new theater, which specializes in his latest obsession: the notorious erotic writings of the Marquis de Sade. But it isn't long before his appetite for kinky thrills grows too ravenous, leading to grave consequences for all involved. Director Akio Jissoji brings a stylish flare to the proceedings in this decadent thriller.


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 1  1980 176 mins Foreign (Japanese) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Tigers Sharpen Their Claws in a Storm," "A Female Leopard Hiding in the Dark," "A Devil Called Ousha Highway" and "The Spring of Kyoto: The Trick of Black Teeth."


Shadow Warriors  1980  3.3 ★ 1232 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
When an 11-year-old rises to power as Japan's fourth shogun, his chief adviser enlists the Hattori clan of Iga ninjas (led by martial arts icon Sonny Chiba) to protect the young ruler from the myriad forces conspiring against him. An impressive roster of alumni from Chiba's stunt school -- including Etsuko Shihomi, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kenji Ohba -- star in the first season of this epic television series set in the 17th century.


Shadow Warriors  1980  3.3 ★ 1232 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
When an 11-year-old rises to power as Japan's fourth shogun, his chief adviser enlists the Hattori clan of Iga ninjas (led by martial arts icon Sonny Chiba) to protect the young ruler from the myriad forces conspiring against him. An impressive roster of alumni from Chiba's stunt school -- including Etsuko Shihomi, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kenji Ohba -- star in the first season of this epic television series set in the 17th century.


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 2  1980 176 mins Foreign (Japanese) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Soft Skin Sunk into a Whirlpool," "The Woman Disappeared into the Part on a Foggy Night," "The Target Is a Mystery Woman" and "Infiltration! The Ladies' Chambers Night and Day."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 3  1980 176 mins Foreign (Japanese) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Female Ninja's May in Shadows," "The Black Hair Burned with the Grudge," "A Bride and a Murderous Fiend" and "Kill Night Spiders Even If They Are Parents."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 4  1980 176 mins Foreign (Japanese) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Midnight Beauty," "The Shogun Disappeared! The Plot of the Female Foxes," "Mysterious Priest, Inviting Hell" and "Don't Get Involved with Dangerous Women."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 5  1980 176 mins Foreign (Japanese) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Living Shadow Shogun," "The Killer in the Eyes," "Palace of the Bloodsucking Woman!" and "I'm Going to Be Killed!"


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 6  1980 176 mins Foreign (Japanese) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Hiding! The Hole of Snakes," "The Dreadful Instigator," "The Red Eyes of a Snake Are a Death Sentence" and "Shudder! Sacrifice of the Virgin."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 7  1980 176 mins Foreign (Japanese) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Trick Ceiling of the Tragic Love," "The Ominous Place; The Cursed Flute" and "Intrusion! 24 Hours in the Women's Bath."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 7  1980 176 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Trick Ceiling of the Tragic Love," "The Ominous Place; The Cursed Flute" and "Intrusion! 24 Hours in the Women's Bath."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 6  1980 176 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Hiding! The Hole of Snakes," "The Dreadful Instigator," "The Red Eyes of a Snake Are a Death Sentence" and "Shudder! Sacrifice of the Virgin."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 1  1980 176 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Tigers Sharpen Their Claws in a Storm," "A Female Leopard Hiding in the Dark," "A Devil Called Ousha Highway" and "The Spring of Kyoto: The Trick of Black Teeth."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 4  1980 176 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Midnight Beauty," "The Shogun Disappeared! The Plot of the Female Foxes," "Mysterious Priest, Inviting Hell" and "Don't Get Involved with Dangerous Women."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 5  1980 176 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Living Shadow Shogun," "The Killer in the Eyes," "Palace of the Bloodsucking Woman!" and "I'm Going to Be Killed!"


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 3  1980 176 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Female Ninja's May in Shadows," "The Black Hair Burned with the Grudge," "A Bride and a Murderous Fiend" and "Kill Night Spiders Even If They Are Parents."


Shadow Warriors: Season 1: Disc 2  1980 176 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Soft Skin Sunk into a Whirlpool," "The Woman Disappeared into the Part on a Foggy Night," "The Target Is a Mystery Woman" and "Infiltration! The Ladies' Chambers Night and Day."


A Woman with Red Hair  1979  2.3 ★ 74 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Tatsumi Kumashiro directs this moody 1970s drama, considered among critics to be one of the finest examples of the Nikkatsu roman porno genre. After picking up a beautiful hitchhiker (erotic film icon Junko Miyashita) who claims to be running from an abusive husband, a construction worker (Renji Ishibashi) acts out his wildest sexual fantasies. The passionate affair that follows offers an escape from working-class drudgery.


A Woman with Red Hair  1979  2.3 ★ 74 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Tatsumi Kumashiro directs this moody 1970s drama, considered among critics to be one of the finest examples of the Nikkatsu roman porno genre. After picking up a beautiful hitchhiker (erotic film icon Junko Miyashita) who claims to be running from an abusive husband, a construction worker (Renji Ishibashi) acts out his wildest sexual fantasies. The passionate affair that follows offers an escape from working-class drudgery.


Watcher in the Attic  1976  2.5 ★ 76 mins Foreign (English) Rated: UR
Renji Ishibashi stars as Saburo Gouda, the owner of a run-down boarding house in 1920s Tokyo who feeds his twisted fetishes by spying on his sexually deviant tenants through holes in the attic floor. But when he witnesses a prostitute killing one her clients, his voyeurism turns to participation as he embarks on a dangerous and erotic journey. Noboru Tanaka directs this dark thriller based on the stories of mystery writer Rampo Edogawa.


Watcher in the Attic  1976  2.5 ★ 76 mins Dramas Rated: UR
Renji Ishibashi stars as Saburo Gouda, the owner of a run-down boarding house in 1920s Tokyo who feeds his twisted fetishes by spying on his sexually deviant tenants through holes in the attic floor. But when he witnesses a prostitute killing one her clients, his voyeurism turns to participation as he embarks on a dangerous and erotic journey. Noboru Tanaka directs this dark thriller based on the stories of mystery writer Rampo Edogawa.


Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell  1974  3.8 ★ 83 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Disgraced shogun assassin Ogami Itto (with infant son Daigoro in tow) peddles his expertise to people in need while traveling the countryside in search of the hit squad that murdered his wife, in this sixth and final film of the hit series.


Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell  1974  3.8 ★ 83 mins Foreign (English) Rated: NR
Disgraced shogun assassin Ogami Itto (with infant son Daigoro in tow) peddles his expertise to people in need while traveling the countryside in search of the hit squad that murdered his wife, in this sixth and final film of the hit series.

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