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CHRONICLE OF THE TOWN MAGISTRATE
Machi-bugyo Nikki - 1987 - Color - Fullscreen - Extras

In a maelstrom of evil, can a new magistrate, samurai Mochizuki Koheita, with a reputation like an alley cat, bring order to the town of Horisoto, or is he, too a corrupt villain looking to gain wealth from the oppressed people? From the pen of famed samurai author Yamamoto Shugoro, this exciting tale turns the tables on the standard samurai story with a unique lead character previously portrayed in Ichikawa Kon’s “Dora Heita.”

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: WATANABE Ken, IKEGAMI Kimiko, NADAKA Tatsuro, ENAMI Anko,
TAKASHINA Kaku, KAMIYAMA Shigeru
Directed by: KUDO Eiichi

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GREAT DUEL, THE
Odeiri - 1964 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

In this gritty tale of gamblers battling in the samurai era, Okawa Hashizo gives perhaps his greatest performance as a gambler returning to his home town. Swearing allegiance to his fiancée’s father, a decent boss, he had taken to the road after a gang fight until things cooled down. While honing his sword skills in his travels, everything in the town had changed and he descended into a virtual hell of violence. Opponents were being slaughtered by a former samurai ‘Bodyguard’ played by Tanba Tetsuro at the height of his amazing career. While these two master swordsmen are fated to meet, before that can even happen they must survive one of the longest, bloodiest swordfights in movie history!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OKAWA Hashizo, TANBA Tetsuro, KAWARAZAKI Choichiro, IRIE Wakaba, TOAKE Michiyo, NISHIMURA Ko, KANEKO Nobuo
Directed by: YAMASHITA Kosaku

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LONE WOLF AND CHILD - Complete Season 2!
Kozure Okami - 1974 - Color - Fullscreen - Extras - 9 Discs (26 episodes)

Original Story by KOIKE Kazuo & KOJIMA Goseki!

Moving from the big screen to your living room, the Lone Wolf and Child series continues the story of Ogami Itto and his son Daigoro as they seek revenge against the evil Lord Yagyu who murdered Ogami’s wife and framed him as a traitor. The assassin and his son take on assignment after assignment in order to raise enough money to mount their final attack on the Yagyu clan. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the original ‘manga’ character, Yorozuya Kinnosuke is outstanding in the lead role. Now on DVD for the first time in remastered form with superb picture quality and optional English subtitles the curtain raises as the Lone Wolf and Child take to the road along the edge of Hades as they encounter danger at every turn on their ultimate quest for vengeance! Loaded with samurai and ninja action!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: YOROZUYA Kinnosuke, NISHIKAWA Kazutaka, NISHIMURA Ko etc.
Directed by: various.

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NEW HONOR AMONG BROTHERS
Zoku Kyodai Jingi i - 1970 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

The 8th chapter in the chivalrous "Honor Among Brothers" series featuring renown enka singer Kitajima Saburo. When the boss of the Nakano Family decides to retire and makes a loyal follower the new boss instead of his own son, it causes strife in the family. Sides are taken and lines are drawn. Meanwhile, a rival family with a land dispute with the Nakano starts pulling strings behind the scenes...

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: KITAJIMA Saburo, SUGAWARA Bunta, YAMASHIRO Shingo, IMAI Kenji,
HAYAMA Ryoji, KUDO Akiko, ARIKAWA Yuki, KOMATSU Midori, FUJI Manami
Directed by: SAEKI Kiyoshi

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THE TWO STRATEGISTS OF
THE WARRING STATE ERA
Sengoku Shippuden: Futari no Gunshi - 2011 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras - 3 Discs

During the Warring States era, two military geniuses stepped forward as strategists for Oda Nobunaga in his quest to unify Japan. Sir Hanbei and Sir Kanbei were the two strategists that strove to create a world with politics for everyone and with no wars. Exciting and though provoking this 7 part series brings Japanese history to life. Outstanding performances by Takahashi Katsunori, Yamamoto Koji, and Nishida Toshiyuki make this a must-see for samurai movie fans!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: TAKAHASHI Katsunori, YAMAMOTO Koji, NISHIDA Toshiyuki, OKUNUKI Kaoru, IBUKI Goro, HASHIZUME Isao, KATO Masaya etc.
Directed by: various.

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CASE OF YOUNG LORD 7: RED CRANE MANSION
Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho: Benizuru Yashiki - 1958 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

All is not well in an a small fishing village not far from Edo. Mysterious goings-on are happening at Echigoya’s Red Crane Mansion, and when Young Lord comes to relax he finds no peace until he can unravel the mystery rooted in the past when a beautiful samurai princess prayed for a handsome bridegroom to take her away. When a body turns up on the riverbank it is high time for Young Lord to delve into the case, while avoiding dangerous gangsters who have taken over the town. This is the 7th case that Young Lord is called upon to solve. Leaving only the mystery of who he is and where he came from! As always, Okawa Hashizo plays the role to perfection.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OKAWA Hashizo, SAKURAMACHI Hiroko, HANAZONO Hiromi,
TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke. ONOUE Koinosuke, SHINDO Eitaro
Directed by: SAWAJIMA Tadashi

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LOVE UNDER THE CRUCIFIX
Ogin-sama - 1961 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

Superstar Nakadai Tatsuya leads a fine cast, including a young Tamura Masakazu in this deeply moving tale of unrequited love during the Warring States period in Japan. Ogin, the beautiful daughter of tea master Sen no Rikyu sadly falls in love at first sight with Sir Takayama Ukon, who angered the chancellor, Toyotomi Hideyoshi by joining the Christian faith. Amidst a sea of discontent and fearing the rise of that barbarian religion, the stage is set for a drama of truly tragic proportions. This is the classic version of the story, surprisingly directed by the Japan’s only female filmmaker of note, Tanaka Kinuyo.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: NAKADAl Tatsuya, ARlMA lneko, NAKAMURA Ganjiro, KlSHl Keiko,
TAKAMlNE Mieko, TAKlZAWA Osamu, FUJl Manami, CHlAKl Minoru,
TAMURA Masakazu, KlTA Ryuji, KATO Yoshi, NANBARA Koji etc.
Directed by: TANAKA Kinuyo

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CASTLE OF CROSSED DESTINIES, THE
Ooku: Eien - Emonnosuke Tsunayoshi-hen - 2012 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

"The Castle of Crossed Destinies" is a 2012 Japanese movie directed by Kaneko Fuminori and based on a popular manga by Yoshinaga Fumi. It's a sequel to 2010’s "The Lady Shogun and Her Men". In a world where women rule over men. A man thirsted for power over love, a woman lived at the mercy of fate. 3,000 men attempt to vie for the affection of the female shogun, the secret of the 'Ooku' (inner chambers of Edo Castle) unveils again.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: SAKAI Masato, KANNO Miho, ENOKI Takaaki, NISHIDA Toshiyuki,
ONO Machiko, EMOTO Tasuku, SAKAI Masaaki, ISHIGE Yoshie
Directed by: KANEKO Fuminori

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BORED HATAMOTO: THE MYSTERIOUS CAPE
Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko, Nazo no Ryujin Misaki - 1963 - Color -
Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

Ryujin Misaki (Cape Dragon), located at the edge of the Genkai Sea, is known as an isolation ward for leprosy patients. When Saotome Mondonosuke, a master swordsman and 'Hatamoto' (direct retainer of the shogun), hears news of a doctor gone missing, he begins to suspect that things are not what they seem at Ryujin Misaki. Intent on discovering the truth, Saotome launches a private investigation. Known as "The Bored Hatamoto", Saotome Mondonosuke was the subject of 30 movies (1930-1963), this is the very last one of those.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: ICHIKAWA Utaemon, AZUMA Chiyonosuke, SATOMI Kotaro, MISORA Hibari, YAMAGATA Isao
Directed by: SASAKI Yasushi

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BRIDE OF PEACOCK CASTLE
Kujaku-jo no Hanayome - 1959 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

The delightful and ever popular Misora Hibari stars as Princess Kazu, the daughter of Shogun Ienari, who is sent to marry Matsudaira Nobunao, master of Peacock castle in Kozuke province, a domain of 17,000 koku. When the procession carrying her sizable dowry was so large that it was expected to take 30 days to reach the castle the members of the clan were surprised to learn that it contained only her barest essentials! Would her presence create a problem too large for the clan to deal with? And having been trained by Lord Yagyu himself, will her martial skills ruin the marital plans set forth for the couple, or can she be tamed in time for the wedding?

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OTOMO Ryutaro, MISORA Hibari, OKOCHI Denjiro, NAKAMURA Katsuo, SAKURAMACHI Hiroko, YAMAGATA Isao, SUSUKIDA Kenji, MATSUURA Tsukie, YASHIOJI Yoshiko
Directed by: MATSUMURA Shoji

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COLD WIND MONJIRO
Kogarashi Monjiro - 1972 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

A lone gambler who has neither a boss or henchman, Kogarashi Monjiro follows the code of the Yakuza when he stays at the home of his best friend, a local boss who fought side by side with him against overwhelming forces in the past. Together they plan to see justice done in the case of the brutal murder of a corrupt official, who happens to be the town’s police agent and a member of the local gang. When things don’t go as planned Monjiro must draw his sword against paid assassins as well as the local Yakuza boss who created a living hell.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: SUGAWARA Bunta, WATASE Tsunehiko, IBUKI Goro, SASAZAWA Saho, YAMAMOTO Rinichi, KOIKE Asao
Directed by: NAKAJIMA Sadao

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NEWCOMER TO SHIMIZU, THE
Shimizu Minato Ni Kita Otoko - 1960 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

One of Japan's most enduring stories is the true-life yakuza boss Jirocho of Shimizu and his gang as they took over the Tokaido Highroad and went on to everlasting fame. Many of the gang members have become household names although their backgrounds and how they came to join the group is mostly lost in the mists of time gone by. This is the tale of Masa, who arrived in Shimizu Port hungry and down on his luck. His adventures contain some light-hearted moments as he meets up with the other gang members and goes on to join the groupand become one of their best swordsmen. A truly exciting tale starring the ever-popular Okawa Hashizo along with all-time great Okochi Denjiro.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OKAWA Hashizo, OKA Satomi, OKOCHI Denjiro, KOGURE Michiyo,
SHINDO Eitaro, KITAGAWA Chizuru
Directed by: MAKINO Masahiro

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TATTOO OF LOVE
Irezumi Hantaro - 1963 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

The great Okawa Hashizo, in one of his most powerful roles risks his life and limb to help save the lovely Onaka from a terrible lifestyle. Starting out as a down on his luck gambler, Hantaro refuses to accept punishment for running up a 10 ryo debt in a crooked dice game. Forced from his village he must go on the run and learn how to fend for himself. After 3 years on the road, his past finally catches up to him, when he gets spotted by a pair of gang members. The action heats up after he saves Onaka from committing suicide and the two find themselves battling all odds for survival. This is a serious film with a strong story and exciting sword action!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OKAWA Hashizo, OKA Satomi, NAGATO Hiroyuki, SHINDO Eitaro,
TACHIKAWA Sayuri, CHINO Kakuko
Directed by: MAKINO Masahiro

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TANGE SAZEN: MYSTERY OF THE TWIN DRAGONS
Tange Sazen Doten Hen - 1959 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

The actor most identified with the role of Tange Sazen, the one-eyed - one-armed swordsman, was Otomo Ryutaro, who was one of the major stars of the 1950's and 60's. He followed one of the great stars from the silent era Okochi Denjiro in portraying the crippled samurai. In this, the third film in the long running series, Tange Sazen and his friends are asked to guard a dragon-shaped incense burner that holds the key to hidden treasures. This is the most exciting film in the series, and contains some of the best action sequences of Otomo's distinguished career. Sazen is the strongest swords-man of his time, and his sense of honor and justice are called upon more than once to set things right. This film features an appearance by the great star of classic chambara, Okochi Denjiro, the actor who, in essence, created the role of Sazen in the first place.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OTOMO Ryutaro, OKAWA Hashizo, SATOMI Kotaro, HASEGAWA Yumiko, OKOCHI Denjiro, OKAWA Keiko, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke, SUSUKIDA Kenji, YAMAGATA Isao
Directed by: MATSUDA Sadatsugu and MATSUMURA Shoji

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TORAWAKAMARU: THE KOGA NINJA
Ninjutsu Gozen-jiai - 1957 - B/W - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

It's special effects galore in the first film from noted director Sawashima Tadashi, as the ninja of Koga and Iga Clans square off against each other. During the Warring State Era, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Toyotomi Hideyoshi are vying for power and each uses their secret weapons in order to try and defeat the other. Momochi Sandayu of the Iga, along with his disciple Ishikawa Goemon are ordered by Ieyasu to assassinate Hideyoshi and get the blueprints for the hidden fortress within Osaka Castle. Meanwhile the Koga group organizes to try and defend the castle for the peace of the nation. Beating off every trick from Sandayu, Torawakamaru protects the drawing, and when Ieyasu figures out a way to hold a match between Koga and Iga the two masters fight the greatest ninja battle ever held. The effects are truly spectacular in this classic ninja film from Toei. It has never been released on video, and this is the first opportunity to see it in the West.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: FUSHIMI Sentaro, ONOE Koinosuke, SAKURAMACHI Hiroko,
TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke, OKOCHI Denjiro, UEKI Motoharu, UEKI Chie,
YAMATE Hiroshi, TOMITA Nakajiro, TAKAMATSU Kinnosuke
Directed by: SAWAJIMA Tadashi

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YAGYU CHRONICLES 4: ONE-EYED SWORDSMAN
Yagyu Bugeicho: Dokugan Itto Ryui - 1962 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

In the fourth film in this exciting series, and the first since losing his left eye, Yagyu Jubei is charged again with the task of protecting the Yagyu Secret Scrolls. The two scrolls are held in separate locations to assure their safety. Within them there is information other than the techniques of the Yagyu Shin-kage style. They contain a secret that could throw the country into turmoil. Clan founder Yagyu Sekishusai had split the scroll into two parts to prevent its contents from being known to the public. This is Jubei's toughest assignment yet as he puts his life on the line to save the nation!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: KONOE Jushiro, MATSUKATA Hiroki, SHINAGAWA Ryuji, YAMAGATA Isao, AZUMA Chiyonosuke
Directed by: MATSUMURA Shoji

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Everything is subtitled in English, and comes with boxart unless otherwise noted.




MOMOTARO ZAMURAI III
Momotaro Zamurai III - 1994 - Color - Fullscreen - Extras

The expert swordsman is called “Momotaro” after the boy hero in a nursery tale. But his deadly sword is no fable. He carries this sword into battle against injustice in shogunate Japan. Aided by ninja he must now wage a furious battle against the terrible “Ran” clan, villains in league with Ohara Ukon, a bitter samurai nursing a grudge against the shogunate. Together the ruthless conspirators will threaten the foundations of shogunate rule over Japan. Only the relentless slashing sword of Momotaro may save the nation from the Ran clan's army of killers.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: TAKAHASHI Hideki, MATSUOKA Masahiro, TAIRA Yoshie, NINOMIYA Sayoko, WATABIKI Katsuhiko, WAKABAYASHI Go
Directed by: SEKIMOTO Ikuo

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FANGS OF DARKNESS 2: IEYASU'S HEAD
Gokinzo Yaburi: Ieyasu no Kubi - 1983 - Color - Fullscreen - Extras

In the final chapter of the ”Fangs of Darkness” story, Ichibei returns and teams up with Chief Jindayo of the Goomune, (Japan’s ’gypsies’) in order to steal the shogunate’s solid gold statue of Ieyasu which might bankrupt the central government and complete his revenge against the Tokugawa by toppling them from the seat of power. Meanwhile a mysterious swordsman has entered the area while trying to keep his true identity secret. Will his bloody blade help or hinder Ichibei’s quest for retribution? Will their actions change the course of Japanese history? Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to this action packed tale of honor!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: WAKAYAMA Tomisaburo, SAGAWA Tetsuro, OKI Minoru, KINO Hiroko
Directed by: KURODA Yoshiyuki

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ONIHEI HANKACHO - THE MOVIE
Onihei Hankacho - 1995 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

Fearing his slashing sword and relentless pursuit, hardened criminals call Hasegawa Heizo of Edo’s Burglary Squad. "Onihei" (Heizo the Demon). Now Edo is terrorized by the mysterious “Fox Fire” who leads a gang of armed robbers that leave no witnesses. On top of that, Onihei must deal with assassins sent to kill him and his most trusted female ninja has suddenly gone into hiding with Fox Fire! Add the beautiful, but deadly lady yakuza leader Otoyo's vendetta against the him and the body count is going to be high. Led by Onihei's savage sword, can he and the burglary squad save Edo from fire and destruction?

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: NAKAMURA Kichiemon, IWASHITA Shima, KAJI Meiko, TAKIGAWA Yumi, ISHIBASHI Renji, FUJITA Makoto
Directed by: ONODA Yoshiki

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GAME OF CHANCE 2
Zoku Rokyoku Komoriuta - 1967 - Color - Widescreen - Extras

Bungo is released from prison to find his son Kenichi in the care of strangers. Teruko, the woman originally looking after the boy, was forced to leave town and sell herself into prostitution. Bungo and Kenichi, in their search for Teruko, arrive in a new place and find work running a peddling stall for the upright Tatsumaki family. However, the drifting father and son soon find themselves caught up in a struggle for territory. Boss Negishi, the head of the yakuza family responsible for the death of the former Tatsumaki leader, will stop at nothing to take over the marketplace. Sickened by the injustice, Bungo takes on the rival boss knowing it might cost him his newly acquired freedom...

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: CHIBA Shinichi, OHARA Reiko, SHIMOZAWA Hiroyuki, HITOFUSHI Taro, TANAKA Kuniei, OKAZAKI Jiro, TAMAGAWA Ryoichi, ARASHI Kanjuro, KAWAZU Seizaburo, KOYAMA Akiko
Directed by: TAKAMORI Ryuichi

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GAME OF CHANCE 3
Shusse Komoriuta - 1967 - Color - Widescreen - Extras

Bungo, fulfilling his duty as a yakuza, kills a man from a rival gang. Since then, he has escaped the clan's vengeance by staying on the road with his son Kenichi. Tired of running, the two settle in a mountain town. Bungo finds work as a lumberjack for the Iwasaki family and Kenichi becomes a student at the local elementary school. Regrettably, their good fortune doesn't last. The yakuza boss, Tomitaka, wants control of the town's lumber and is willing to destroy the Iwasaki to get it. Natsue, Kenichi's estranged no-good mother, returns wanting to take part in the boy's upbringing. And shortly thereafter, a mysterious stranger arrives in town to lay claim on Bungo's life...

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: CHIBA Shinichi, OBATA Kinuko, TANBA Tetsuro, OGAWA Tomoko, SHIMOZAWA Hiroyuki, KAWATSU Yusuke, HITOFUSHI Taro
Directed by: WATANABE Yusuke

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FIGHTING FESTIVAL IN EDO
Oedo Kenka Matoi - 1957 - B/W - Fullscreen - Extras

Digitally Remastered Version!

It's fighting fires and swordsmen with a touch of music in this free-for-all of action and excitement combining the talents of Japan's most popular couple... Misora Hibari and Okawa Hashizo. Along with the great Otomo Rytaro as Tatsugoro the fire chief, they keep Edo safe as part of the famed Megumi Fire Squad. This is Toei Films entertainment at its best during the Golden Era!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: MISORA Hibari, OKAWA Hashizo, OTOMO Ryutaro, SUSUKIDA Kenji,
SANJO Miki, MATSUBARA Chinami
Directed by: SAEKI Kiyoshi

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ABARENBO SHOGUN - SEASON #1, VOL. 1
Yoshimune Hyoban-Ki Abarenbo Shogun - 1978 - Color - Fullscreen - Extras

Digitally Remastered Version!

The most beloved and one of the longest running samurai television series in Japanese history has finally been digitally remastered for DVD. Abarenbo Shogun tells the story of Tokugawa Yoshimune, the eighth shogun who according to legend would travel incognito throughout the nation rooting out injustice while masquerading as an itinerant ronin with superb sword skills. Each exciting episode stands on its own, and ends with spectacular swordplay, albeit Yoshimune only uses the blunt side of his katana, as he refused to soil his blade with the blood of criminals. Aided by Edo Magistrate O’oka Tadashi, the bold shogun’s adventures are not to be missed! This volume includes episodes 1, 2, 3, 12, 18 and 21.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: MATSUDAIRA Ken, HAMAHATA Kenkichi, HARUKAWA Masumi, YOKOUCHI Tadashi, KITAJIMA Saburo
Directed by: various

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CHUSHINGURA
Chushingura - Sono Otoko Oishi Kuranosuke - 2010 - Color -
Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)

In the spring of Genroku 14 (1701), Oishi Kuranosuke (Tamura Masakazu), the chief retainer of the Asano family in Ako domain is shocked to learn that his feudal lord, Asano Takumi-no-kami Naganori (Tamayama Tetsuji), had stabbed Kira Kozukenosuke Yoshinaka (Nishida Toshiyuki), the master of ceremonies, at Edo castle. Lord Asano was ordered to commit ritual suicide and the Ako clan abolished. Facing up to the gravity of this unfair ruling, since only one party was being punished instead of both as would be usual, Oishi decides to lead the loyal former retainers in an attack on Lord Kira so that he could take Kira’s head to his lord’s gravesite so that Lord Asano could finally rest in peace.

Cast: TAMURA Masakazu, IWASHITA Shima, TAMAYAMA Tetsuji, DAN Rei, OZAWA Yukiyoshi, KITAOJI Kinya, ISHIDA Yuriko, KAJI Meiko, IBU Masato, NISHIDA Toshiyuki
Directed by: SAITO Kosei

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UZUMASA LIMELIGHT
Uzumasa Raimuraito - 2014 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)

Seiichi (Fukumoto Seizo) works at Nichiei Studios in Uzumasa, Kyoto, Japan. He only plays characters who get slashed by the sword. Due to the popularity of other types of dramas, his workload has been steadily declining. Seiichi then meets a young girl, Satsuki (Yamamoto Chihiro). She is a fan of his work and wants to learn from him. Thanks to Seiichi's instructions, Satsuki becomes a star in Tokyo. She is cast as the lead female character in a big budget historical film. She hopes to work with Seiichi who is already retired.

Cast: FUKUMOTO Seizo, YAMAMOTO Chihiro, MATSUKATA Hiroki, HONDA Hirotaro, MANDA Hisako
Directed by: OCHIAI Ken

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KABAMARU THE NINJA BOY
Iga-no Kabamaru - 1983 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

Japan Action Club (JAC) strikes back!

Iga-no Kabamaru is a Japanese manga created by Yu Azuki. The eponymous protagonist is a naive young ninja from the Iga province called Kagemaru, nicknamed Kabamaru (hippos mouth) for his insatiable appetite. After the death of his strict grandfather and ninja sensei, Kabamaru moves to Tokyo with one of his grandfather acquaintances. The plot deals mainly with Kabamaru adjusting to an urban lifestyle after spending a childhood in the mountains and how he finds himself caught up in the rivalry between two private schools. Loaded with cool action scenes, performed by the legandary Japan Action Club (JAC)!

Cast: KUROSAKI Hikaru, TAKAGI Junya, SANADA Hiroyuki, CHIBA Shinich,
SHIHOMI Etsuko, OBA Kenji, Strong Kongo, NOGIWA Yoko
Directed by: SUZUKI Norifumi

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TALES OF CHIVALROUS WOMEN:
BRIGHT RED FLOWER OF THE NORTH
Nihon Jokyoden Makkana Dokyoban - 1970 - Color -
Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

Digitally Remastered 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Version!

An exciting tale of action on the distant northern island of Hokkaido around the
beginning of the 20th Century starring two of the biggest names in Yakuza film
history, Fuji Junko and Takakura Ken. Since the death of Matsuo Yuki's father, the
Union Representative postition has been vacant. Now that the central government
has delegated the decision on his replacement to the 'Horse Traders' Association in
Hokkaido, she becomes the top candidate to fill the post. Corrupt local officials seek
to block her from assuming the position upon her arrival from the southern island of
Kyushu.It will be a radical change for Yuki, coming from the warm climate in the
South to the bitter cold of Hokkaido. Violence soon erupts as Ainu and Japanese
clash, while Yuki's protector, a mysterious rifleman played by Takakura Ken,
watches from the shadows. Can she finish the work started by her late father in an
untamed land?

Cast: FUJI Junko, TAKAKURA Ken, YAMASHIRO Shingo, OZAWA Eitaro,
ISHIYAMA Kenjiro
Directed by: FURUHATA Yasuo

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YAKUZA'S TALE, A
Toseinin Retsuden - 1969 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

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During the end of the Taisho Era, Masanosuke Mita of the Sanja Gamily was of Asakusa was assassinated by an unidentified man. The assassin was said to have an Orochi tattoo on his back. Senzo Kikuno, Mita's bonded brother, succeeded as the new leader of the Sanja with a push from Juzo Tokachi. Meanwhile, Chokichi Inagaki, a follower of the Sanja Family, is released from prison and helps persuade Senzo to be the new boss to take care of the family. Chokichi goes on a journey to find the assassin and discovers from his wife, Kyoka, that a resturant owner, Yoshie, has a husband with an Orochi tattoo on his back...

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OTOMO Ryutaro, OKAWA Hashizo, YAMASHIRO Shingo, OKA Satomi,
CHIHARA Shinobu, SHIMURA Takashi, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke
Directed by: MATSUDA Sadatsugu

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BORED HATAMOTO: THE ACROBATS OF DEATH
Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko: Nazo no Nanban-Daiko - 1959 - Color -
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During the reign of 5th Shogun Tokugawa Tsuneyoshi a troupe of Chinese acrobats travel to Japan to help celebrate the building of the Yushima Shrine. At the same time a series of mysterious assassinations take place with a strange and unknown weapon. Master swordsman Saotome Mondonosuke, a 'Hatamoto' (direct retainer of the shogun) and a man who loves action takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the mystery and and solve the puzzling crimes. Could the visitors have anything to do with it, or is this the case of a major frame-up being carried out by those who would take over the shogunate themselves? One of the most popular and intriguing characters in Japanese cinema, Mondonosuke, who sports a ’crescent shaped scar' on his forehead that signifies his right to kill in the name of the shogun faces one of his most dangerous enemies in this exciting entry in the series.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: ICHIKAWA Utaemon, SAKURAMACHI Hiroko, KITAOJI Kinya, SANTO Akiko, MIURA Mitsuko, SAKUMA Yoshiko, SHINDO Eitaro, KAGA Kunio, YAMAGATA Isao
Directed by: SASAKI Yasushi

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VANQUISHED FOES
Hitokiri Gasa - 1964 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

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A skilled assassin's services are called upon to put an end to the ugly turf battle between two yakuza families, Mitsuwa and Aikawa. With an all-star cast that not only includes two of Toei's biggest stars Otomo Ryutaro and Okawa Hashizo, but also has a special guest appearance by famed Toho actor Shimura Takashi, this is one of the more serious films from Toei Studio during the golden age of samurai films. Forced by the code of the yakuza to put one's life on the line for a Boss who offered a meal and lodging, each side manages to get hold of powerful swordsmen who will stop at nothing to pay their obligations.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OTOMO Ryutaro, OKAWA Hashizo, YAMASHIRO Shingo, OKA Satomi,
CHIHARA Shinobu, SHIMURA Takashi, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke
Directed by: MATSUDA Sadatsugu

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WANDERERS: THREE YAKUZA
Matatabi San-nin Yakuza - 1965 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

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Toei Films presents a jidai-geki film like no other. This is the tale of three roving gamblers who traveled Japan during the samurai era, living by their wits and sword skills. Told in 3 separate vignettes, each part tells the story of a different drifter’s life. This is a superb film, with great action complemented by gripping stories. Part 1 with Nakadai Tatsuya is the story of a man on the run after killing 2 Hasshu officials to avenge his boss. He must make a life or death decision as he is asked to protect a gang from attack. Part 2 with Matsukata Hiroki and Shimura Takashi as a pair of gamblers chased out of a crooked game that must fight not only their pursuers, but the ghosts of their pasts as well. Part 3 with Nakamura Kinnosuke as a wanderer who wants to live according to the Gambler’s Code, but is not sure that he can do so when asked to save a town from an evil official.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: NAKADAI Tatsuya, MATSUKATA Hiroki, SHIMURA Takashi, NAKAMURA Kinnosuke
Directed by: SAWASHIMA Tadashi

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SECRET ENVOY, THE
Kogan no Misshi - 1959 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

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Over 1,000 years ago, Mt. Fuji violently erupted, sending fiery fumes into the heavens and signaling a revolt in Mutsu, led by General Akudo-o and his right arm, Dewa Akawashi, who had rounded up discontented ainu and aimless warriors from the asian continent numbering 150,000. Like a dark cloud in the summer sky they swept over Mutsu in no time, overran Dewa, and invaded the Kanto provinces. The raging rebel army divided the nation in two and set sight on the capital. It was just as the Imperial Court had relocated to the new capital of Heian-kyo (later Kyoto) in Yamashiro Province and set out to build a new nation of peace. Having to hold Hizawa Castle for two months until the Imperial Army can disperse the rebels falls to a young samurai named Oda Takemaro who has devised a strategy that may be able to save the nation.

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OKAWA Hashizo, FUSHIMI Sentaro, ONOE Koinosuke, FURUSATO Yayoi, ICHIJO Tamami, TAZAKI Jun, MORI Kikue
Directed by: KATO Tai

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KISARAGI SWORD, THE
Kisaragi Musoken - 1962 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

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This exciting tale of seven master swordsmen who join forces against a plot to assassinate the 8th Tokugawa Shogun, Yoshimune and take over his position is filled with superb action. Each of the seven has a particular skill, including a chivalrous robber, a ronin, and a man of the law.The Owari Clan plans to send men to Kodenmacho Prison to start a riot in order to topple the Tokugawa shogunate. Meanwhile, chief government magistrate O'oka Echizen has become suspicious of what's going on, and has begun to investigate. As all this is going on, Yoshimune’s best friend Ryudo Tsukinosuke is called upon to help. Can he save the life of his friend, or will the evil plot win out?

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: ICHIKAWA Utaemon, MATSUKATA Hiroki, WAKAYAMA Tomisaburo, KONOE Jushiro, SATOMI Kotaro, AZUMA Chiyonosuke
Directed by: SASAKI Yasushi

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YOUNG WARRIOR ON MT. FUJI
Fuji ni Tatsu Wakamusha - 1961 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) - Extras

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The epic battles between the Heike and Genji (Taira and Minamoto clans) take centerstage as the defeated leader of the Genji, Minamoto Yoritomo resolves to end his clan's exile and avenge the brutal loss in December, 1159 as they had fought under the white banner of the emperor, while the Taira fought under their red flags in a battle to the death. The fight only took one day, with the Genji suffering utter defeat which led to their exile. His father, Yoshitomo, took responsibility for the loss and rather than live in humiliation, he decides to commit suicide with all his sons following him. However, the bravest warrior among them, Yoritomo stands tall and declares that he will not kill himself, but rather will fight to restore the clan. Japanese history comes to life in this superb telling of the ultimate showdown between these powerful clans to take supremacy for good!

(Ichiban/Cannibal King collaboration)

Cast: OKAWA Hashizo, SAKURAMACHI Hiroko, MITA Yoshiko, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke, OKADA Eiji, OKOCHI Denjiro
Directed by: SAWAJIMA Tadashi

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