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Post by monty » May 24th, 2017, 4:49 pm

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121-122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô AKA Case of a Young Lord 1 + 2 (Kinnosuke Fukada, 1956)

A samurai detective and his helpers investigate a mysterious case involving a precious heirloom gone missing. This was real light-hearted entertainment, what with its musical numbers (that children's choir at the end was a bit OTT), silly comic relief and dance-like sword "fights". More children's matinée fare than true chanbara, these films failed to strike a chord with me.
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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
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Post by albajos » May 30th, 2017, 8:42 am

4. Kumonosu-jô (1957) - 14 official lists
TMNTIIIShow
Alphabetical:
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
1. Rashômon (1950)
3. Seppuku (1962)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)

By release year:
1. Rashômon (1950)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)
3. Seppuku (1962)
!seen 4

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Post by monty » June 2nd, 2017, 8:19 pm

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123 - 124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Eps. 5 +6

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Two passable episodes, the highlight being Jubei's showdown with a highly skilled female samurai. (Not too fond of Jubei's foray into the spirit realm in ep. 6 though). Hopefully, I'll manage to track down the remaining two episodes of this series - it would s**k having to stop now...

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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
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Post by albajos » June 6th, 2017, 8:31 am

5. Ran (1985)
TMNTIIIShow
Alphabetical:
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
5. Ran (1985)
1. Rashômon (1950)
3. Seppuku (1962)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)

By release year:
1. Rashômon (1950)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)
3. Seppuku (1962)
5. Ran (1985)
!seen 5

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Post by monty » June 10th, 2017, 6:52 pm

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125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)

A slight step up from the two preceding films in this samurai detective series. Thankfully, this time around the comedy element is toned down (gone is the young lord's silly moustachioed assistant) and there's just a brief song interlude. The swordplay choreography - though stilted and quite theatrical - is of its time and as such is serviceable. However, I still don't care much for the protagonist - he's an arrogant know-it-all whose trademark boyish laughter is damn annoying.
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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
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Post by weirdboy » July 25th, 2017, 2:46 am

9. Genroku Chûshingura &#20803;&#31108; &#24544;&#33251;&#34101; (The 47 Ronin) - 1941 - Kenji Mizoguchi
The quality of the transfer on my copy was bad enough that I found it distracting, so I don't think I gave this one a fair shake. As a dramatic take on a famous historical event it fell into the same trap that I think many such movies do, of spending just a bit too much time "getting things right" historically at the expense of a smooth narrative flow. The more recent 13 Assassins seems to have some very similar scenes, which I assume is deliberate, but I haven't read much about either film so perhaps my impression is just fantasy.

10. Ninjô kami fûsen &#20154;&#24773;&#32025;&#39080;&#33337; (Humanity and Paper Balloons) - 1937 - Sadao Yamanaka
Excellent movie. I'm inclined to coin the phrase "Edo neo-realist" to describe this movie, because the rawness of it reminds me so much of Vittorio De Sica's work.

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Post by monty » July 30th, 2017, 3:05 pm

126. Dojo yaburi (1964) - rewatch

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Based on Yamamoto Shugoro's novel After the Rain, which also gave birth to Ame agaru (1999). In contrast to the latter film, this 60s outing boasts lots more swordplay. And though the 90s film may be said to be the more polished effort, the sheer gritttiness of the 60s version in combination with a charming performance by Nagato Isamu as master swordsman and devoted husband have me won over.Tanba Tetsuro's presence sure doesn't hurt either. All in all, this film was as enjoyable the second time around as on my first visit.

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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
126. Dojo Yaburi
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Post by albajos » August 13th, 2017, 1:54 pm

6. Kagemusha (1980)
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Alphabetical:
6. Kagemusha (1980)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
5. Ran (1985)
1. Rashômon (1950)
3. Seppuku (1962)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)

By release year:
1. Rashômon (1950)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)
3. Seppuku (1962)
6. Kagemusha (1980)
5. Ran (1985)
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Post by Renegade » August 21st, 2017, 9:48 pm

The Sword Of Doom (1966)

Wow.. Highly underrated ..

only thing that left me unsatisfied is the ending.. then found out there are other movie adaptations of the novel

@Monty.. Could you please tell me if Uchida's ''Souls in the Moonlight'' Trilogy any good ?

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Post by monty » August 21st, 2017, 11:54 pm

CinemaFan on Aug 21 2017, 03:48:20 PM wrote:@Monty.. Could you please tell me if Uchida's ''Souls in the Moonlight'' Trilogy any good ?
I was rather underwhelmed by that trilogy. In my view, Chiezo Kataoka - apart from being too old for the role - didn't succeed in portraying the demonic madness of Ryunosuke. I was also pretty annoyed with the inclusion of the adventures of Muku, the ninja dog.

If you want to explore the Ryunosuke story further, I suggest you try out Kenji Misumi's Satan's Sword trilogy instead. Starring Raizo Ichikawa, this series adhere more closely to the original serial novel than both Uchida's trilogy and Okamoto's film. Check out my brief reviews of the series here: 1, 2,
3

However, to me, Okamoto's film is easily the greatest of them all in terms of artistic merit. Then again, Nakadai firing on all cylinders in a career-best performance is hard to beat.
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Post by cinephage » September 20th, 2017, 1:43 pm

17. Samurai, by Kihachi Okamoto (1965) 8/10

Visually stunning, mostly dialogue-based (there are only a few sword fights, but they are very well shot) and thought-provoking. The film is mostly tragic and cruel for its characters...
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01. Jûsan-nin no shikaku / 13 Assassins, by Eiichi Kudo (1963) 7,5/10
02. Kiru / Kill, by Kenji Misumi (1962) 7,5/10
03. Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke / Samurai spy, by Masahiro Shinoda (1965) 6,5/10
04. Kiba Ôkaminosuke: jigoku giri, by Hideo Gosha (1967) 6,5/10
05. Miyamoto Musashi, by Hiroshi Inagaki (1954) 7,5/10
06. Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô, by Hiroshi Inagaki 6,5/10
07. Dai satsujin / The great battle, by Eiichi Kudo (1964) 9/10
08. Yagyû ichizoku no inbô / Shogun Samurai, by Kinji Fukasaku (1978) 7/10
09. Tange Sazen: Hien iaigiri, by Hideo Gosha (1966) 7,5/10
10. Ken ki, by Kenji Misumi (1965) 7,5/10
11. Hitokiri, by Hideo Gosha (1969) 7,5/10
12. Miyamoto Musashi, by Tomu Uchida (1961) 7,5/10
13. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô, by Tomu Uchida (1962) 7,5/10
14. Tange Sazen yowa: Hyakuman ryo no tsubo, by Sadao Yamanaka (1934) 8/10
15. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen, by Tomu Uchida (1963) 7,5/10
16. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô, by Tomu Uchida (1964) 8/10

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Post by albajos » October 30th, 2017, 11:02 am

7. Kaidan (1964)
TMNTIIIShow
Alphabetical:
6. Kagemusha (1980)
7. Kaidan (1964)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
5. Ran (1985)
1. Rashômon (1950)
3. Seppuku (1962)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)

By release year:
1. Rashômon (1950)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)
3. Seppuku (1962)
7. Kaidan (1964)
6. Kagemusha (1980)
5. Ran (1985)
!seen 7

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Post by monty » November 1st, 2017, 2:09 pm

Exciting news - 2 brand new samurai features to watch!

http://thatmomentin.com/2017/06/01/tata ... 17-review/


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Post by monty » November 10th, 2017, 12:12 am

127. Kanei Gozen Shiai (1983)
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Clocking in at a mere 67 minutes, this chanbara is super thin on plot but heavy on action. In fact, it features a seemingly endless succession of fights, in all varieties - including smokebomb-throwing, flying ninja and giant MMA monks crushing samurai shieldmaidens.Sadly, the fight choreography and its editing is generally sub-par. And yes, a rockabilly/sleazy 80s porn soundtrack somehow further ruins any enjoyment - at least it did for me. Not one for the books then.
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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
126. Dojo Yaburi
127. Kanei Command Performance
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Post by monty » December 9th, 2017, 4:20 am

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East Meets West (1995)


I generally like Okamoto's films but this one was so bad I had to force myself to sit through it.
Not only does the film suffer from an abundance of wooden acting and poorly fleshed-out characters, it also features lots of ineffectual comedy - ranging from an oversexed silly ninja to milk-swilling wanna-be-outlaws. Then there's the stereotypical - and rather offensive - portrayal of Native Americans - yodeling Indian chiefs and easy-to-bed squaws, anyone? Additionally, let's not forget the language issue. Evidently, Okamoto did not have the slightest feel for directing dialogue in another language - throughout the delivery of the American actors is extremely stilted. And don't get me started on the English dialogue attempted by the Japanese cast. As for having the main Japanese character team up with an obnoxious American kid (who turns out to have a preternatural ability with the katana), let's just say it was a spectacularly ill-conceived idea.

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All in all then, East fails to meet West. This poor excuse for a film I for one will not be watching again - unless I get a huge monetary compensation, hehe.
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Post by monty » January 12th, 2018, 12:41 am

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127. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 1 (1981)
Toshiro Mifune is the biggest drawing card here but he appears only briefly and then not very memorably - I guess Toshiro just needed a quick pay day. The film deals with the illegitimate son of the shogun and his journey to reunite with his father. Sadly, the story is done in a forgettable fashion and the actor playing our eponymous hero lacks screen presence.

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128. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 2 (1981)

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A slight step up from its predecessor but not by much.The fight choreography is a bit better than last time round but the film hurts badly from the inclusion of silly ninja stunts. Once again the mischievous Benten Boy steals the show.
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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
126. Dojo Yaburi
127. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 1 (1981)
128. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 2 (1982)
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Post by monty » January 28th, 2018, 6:45 pm

129. Yagyû bugeichô (1961)
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The first installment in the Yagyu Chronicles series turned out to be nothing but cheap matinee fare. The acting is so-so and the fight scenes are wholly unexciting. Even the final showdown is nothing but a couple of silly, gravity-defying ninja jumps. Not much to write home about then.

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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
126. Dojo Yaburi
127. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 1 (1981)
128. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 2 (1982)
129. Yagyû bugeichô (1961)
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Post by monty » June 2nd, 2018, 1:05 pm

130. Yagyu Chronicles 2: The Secret Sword (1961)

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Sadly, the second installment in the Yagyu Chronicles series didn't turn out to be any better than the first. Once again, there's plenty of wire-fu during poorly executed fight scenes. All in all, this was utterly forgettable stuff.
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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
126. Dojo Yaburi
127. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 1 (1981)
128. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 2 (1982)
129. Yagyû bugeichô (1961)
130. Yagyû bugeichô: Yoru zakura hiken (1961)
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Post by monty » July 14th, 2018, 12:52 pm

131. Obozu tengu AKA Tengu Priest (1962)

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Starring none other than Chiezô Kataoka as a ronin out to slay the mad samurai lord who killed his father, this film quickly turned out to be yet another run-of-the-mill effort. Apart from being utterly devoid of drama or suspense, there are feeble attemps at humour (yes, I'm referring to the ragtag entourage of vagrants the protagonist has invited to live at his house) and the fight scenes are all of the melee stick fight variety.
I won't be revisiting this film any time soon, that's for sure.

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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
126. Dojo Yaburi
127. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 1 (1981)
128. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 2 (1982)
129. Yagyû bugeichô (1961)
130. Yagyû bugeichô: Yoru zakura hiken (1961)
131. Tengu Priest (1962)

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Post by albajos » August 1st, 2018, 5:22 pm

8. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
TMNTIIIShow
Alphabetical:
6. Kagemusha (1980)
7. Kaidan (1964)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
5. Ran (1985)
1. Rashômon (1950)
3. Seppuku (1962)
8. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)

By release year:
1. Rashômon (1950)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)
3. Seppuku (1962)
8. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
7. Kaidan (1964)
6. Kagemusha (1980)
5. Ran (1985)
!seen 8

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Post by Renegade » August 2nd, 2018, 12:19 pm

@Monty

Does Zatoichi come under samurai genre ?

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Post by monty » August 2nd, 2018, 6:57 pm

Renegade wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 12:19 pm
@Monty

Does Zatoichi come under samurai genre ?
I'm afraid not. Zatoichi is a masseur, not a samurai. Also, as he loves to gamble, Ichi is also considered a yakuza. Consequently, the Zatoichi movies fall loosely into the ninkyo-eiga genre.

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Post by monty » August 2nd, 2018, 7:01 pm

albajos wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 5:22 pm
8. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
TMNTIIIShow
Alphabetical:
6. Kagemusha (1980)
7. Kaidan (1964)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
5. Ran (1985)
1. Rashômon (1950)
3. Seppuku (1962)
8. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)

By release year:
1. Rashômon (1950)
4. Kumonosu-jô (1957)
2. Yôjinbô (1961)
3. Seppuku (1962)
8. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
7. Kaidan (1964)
6. Kagemusha (1980)
5. Ran (1985)
!seen 8
Nice going. :cheers:
Here's to you making it to 10
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and beyond...

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Post by monty » August 4th, 2018, 7:38 pm

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132. Hatashiai AKA A Duel Tale (2015)

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I was pretty stoked about watching this as it stars none other than the legend himself, Tatsuya Nakadai. Here he plays an aged samurai whose ill-fated brush with love has doomed to an existence as heyazumi (lit. on who is allowed to occupy a room), remaining in his natal household at the mercy of his brother. He then regains purpose in life through his beloved grandniece, who needs rescuing from an arranged marriage deal gone sour.
It's a treat watching Nakadai back in samurai garb again and he sure does the best he can with the material he's been given to work with.

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Sadly, the the director is not up to the task. His single-minded insistence on giving the film an overly maudlin tone and his penchant for clichés effectively sink the entire effort. Also, having Greensleeves play on repeat throughout was a singularly bad decision.

Okamoto's wonderful Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku (2001) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339748 remains Nakadai's best samurai role in recent years.

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1. Tokkan aka Battle Cry (Kihachi Okamoto, 1972)
2. Sengoku burai aka Sword for Hire (1952)
3. Kage gari aka Shadow Hunters (1972)
4. Hangyakuji (Daisuke Ito, 1961)
5. Doku-ganryu Masamune aka Hawk of the North (Toshizaku Kono, 1959)
6. Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
7. Okita Soji (Masanobu Deme, 1974)
8. Shinsengumi Chronicles - I Want to Die a Samurai (Kenji Misumi, 1963)
9. Gokai Senryo Yari aka Spear of Heroism (1961)
10. Araki Mataemon - Vendetta Of Samurai (1952)
11. Daibosatsu toge (Uchida, 1957)
12. Daibosatsu toge - Dai ni bu (Uchida, 1958)
13. Gô-hime AKA Basarah - Princess Goh (1992)
14. Gozonji irezumi hangan AKA Magistrate Toyama - Official With a Tattoo (1960)
15. Moeyo-ken AKA The Blazing Sword (1966)
16. Hana No Ato AKA After the Flowers (2010)
17. Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho (1963)
18. Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Engetsugiri (1964)
19. Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Joyoken (1964)
20. Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Enjo-ken (1965)
21. Nemuri Kyôshirô 6: Masho-ken (1965)
22. Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (1966)
23. Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Burai-ken (1966)
24. Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
25. Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
26. Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: Hito hada kumo (1968)
27. Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
28. Nemuri Kyoshiro engetsu sappo (1969)
29. Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
30. Daibosatsu tôge AKA Satan's Sword: Great Buddha Pass (1960)
31. Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (1960)
32. Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)
33. Momotarô-zamurai AKA The Demon Crusader (1957)
34. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) S01, Episode 1
35. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 2
36. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005), S01, Episode 3
37. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 4
38. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 5
39. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005) , S01, Episode 06
40. Tengu-to AKA Blood End (1969)
41. The Magoichi Saga (1969)
42. Souls in the Moonlight Part 3 (Uchida, 1959)
43. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1965)
44. Sasaki Kojiro (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
45. Sasaki Kojiro Kohen (Kiyoshi Saeki,1957)
46. Ogawa no hotori (2011)
47. Rise Against the Sword (1966)
48. Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (1959)
49. Oedo go-nin otoko AKA Five Men of Edo (1951)
50. Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
51. Tekka daimyo (1961)
52. Bakumatsu AKA The Last Days of the Shogunate (Daisuke Ito, 1970)
53. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
54. Shokin kasegi (1969)
55. Ako-Jo danzetsu aka Swords of Vengeance (1978)
56. Mondonosuke sanban-shobu AKA The Third Contest (1965)
57. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
58. Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
59. The Moonrise Bodyguard (1976) Season 2, Episode 4 (Directed by Ota Akikazu)
60. Yamazakura: The Cherry Tree in the Hills (2008)
61. Ansatsu Shirei AKA Assassination Orders (1984)
62. Samurai Secret Agent AKA Mittei (1983)
63. Nitôryû kaigen (1943)
64. The Abe Clan AKA Abe ichizoku (1995)
65. Doku-ganryu Masamune (1942)
66. Ten to chi to AKA Heaven and Earth (1990)
67. Duel at Yagyu Valley (1945)
68. Miyamoto Musashi (1973)
69. Ako roshi (1961)
70. Kisaragi musô ken (1962)
71. Knightly Advice (1962)
72. Miyamoto Musashi (1961)
73. Miyamoto Musashi: Hannyazaka no kettô (1962)
74. Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen AKA Two-Sword Fencing Is Born (1963)
75. Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô AKA Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji (1964)
76. Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (1965)
77. Jôiuchi: hairyô zuma shimatsu (2013)
78. Shundô (2013)
79. Hana no Byakkotai AKA The Great White Tiger Platoon (1954)
80. Kurama Tengu (1928)
81. Chukon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chushingura (1928)
82. Shinken shobu (1971)
83. Nemuri Kyoshiro (1989)
84. Shura (1971)
85. Nemuri Kyoshiro: Conspiracy in Edo Castle (1993)
86. Samurai Hustle (2014)
87. Makai tensho
88. Daredevil in the Castle (Osaka jo monogatari) (1961)
89. Nemuri Kyoshiro: The Man with No Tomorrow (1995)
90. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)
91. Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (1984
92. Yagyu Renyasai AKA Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan (1956)
93. Kaze to kumo to toride AKA Three Young Samurai (1961)
94. Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (1963)
95. Onmitsu Shichishoki AKA The Abandoned Swords (1958)
96. Yagyu bugeicho: Jubei Ansatsu-ken (1964)
97. Hono-o no shiro AKA Castle of Flames (1960)
98. Samurai Justice Special - Assistance in a Duel (2004)
99. Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
100. Kojiro tsubamegaeshi AKA Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut (1961)
101. Kengô nitôryû AKA Swordsman of the Two Sword Style (1956)
102. Zakurozaka no adauchi AKA Snow on the Blades (2014)
103. Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword - Episode 1 - Decisive Battle of Sekigahara (1993)
104. Chichibu Suikoden Hissatsuken (1965)
105. Decisive Battle at Kuroda Castle (1960)
106. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Nuregami Nitoryu (1957)
107. Genji Kurô Sassôki: Byakko Nitoryu (1958)
108 -114: Season 2 of Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei (2005)
115. Araki Mataemon - Duel at Kagiya No Tsuji (Yoshiki Onada, 1993)
116. Sake to onna to yari (1960)
117. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 1 (2005)
118. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 2 (2005)
119. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 3
120. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 4
121. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: jigoku no sarayashiki (1956)
122. Wakasama samurai torimonochô: beranmê katsujinken (1956)
123. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 5
124. Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei, Season 3, Ep. 6
125. Case of a Young Lord 3 (Kinnosuke Fukada,1956)
126. Dojo Yaburi
127. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 1 (1981)
128. Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Part 2 (1982)
129. Yagyû bugeichô (1961)
130. Yagyû bugeichô: Yoru zakura hiken (1961)
131. Tengu Priest (1962)
132. Hatashiai AKA A Duel Tale (2015)

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Post by Renegade » August 13th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari aka Brutal Story at End of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1964)

It started well.. but became to drag in the middle.. good finish though

I liked Mifune (Shinsengumi 1969) version over this one
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Post by Renegade » August 14th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Dojo yaburi aka Samurai from Nowhere (1964)

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Post by monty » June 23rd, 2019, 10:04 am

Digitally restored by the National Film Center of Japan, the surviving reel of Chokon (1926) - https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/chokon/ - was just as glorious as I expected. These 12 minutes of intense samurai fighting earns itself an instant spot on my list.

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(The protagonist reviving himself on the blood of his enemies)

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Post by Ritesh » September 6th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Finally completed Zatoichi series..

some of them were pretty good...others i felt completely rehash of previous movies

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Post by Ritesh » September 6th, 2019, 10:05 pm

@Monty

Thoughts on Lone Wolf And Cub tv series ?

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Post by monty » September 8th, 2019, 8:17 pm

Ritesh wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 10:05 pm
@Monty

Thoughts on Lone Wolf And Cub tv series ?
Actually, I haven't seen that series. I'd be willing to give Kinnosuke Nakamura Yorozuya a chance but somehow I doubt that Tomisaburo Wakayama's performance as Ogami Itto can ever be surpassed. From what I hear the tv-series is far more subdued fare than the movies, which as you may know are rather gory. Apparently, the fights in the tv-series are completely bloodless, with no lopped off body parts or geysirs of spurting blood - both of which to me are essential parts of the Lone Wolf formula. Still, if I manage to get hold of the tv-series, I'll give it a go.

Btw, if you plan on watching this beware that
Kinnosuke's got enough make-up on to pass as a drag queen. There's also the ongoing problem of the Itto wig looking like a dead squirrel pasted on his head.
:lol: :P

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