Tag: Hideo Oguni

The Lower Depths (1957) 7.4

The Lower Depths (1957)

In medieval Japan, aging Rokubei, his younger wife of four years Osugi and her uncle run a tenement complex at the bottom of a cliff, the complex which from the naked eye at the top of the cliff looks like nothing more t...

Warning from Space (1956) 4.5

Warning from Space (1956)

UFOs are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular female singer. It/she warns mank...

Samurai from Nowhere (1964) 7.3

Samurai from Nowhere (1964)

The adventures of a ronin, a samurai without a feudal lord, trying to achieve safety in a neighbouring domain.::Luka Sabljak...

The Bad Sleep Well (1960) 8

The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

It is a high-profile wedding: the daughter of Mr Iwabuchi, a wealthy businessman, is marrying Mr Nishi, a car salesman. However, Mr Iwabuchi and other senior members of his company are suspected of corporate malfeasance ...

The Hidden Fortress (1958) 8.1

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

The story follows two greedy peasants in feudal Japan, Tahei and Matashichi, who are returning home from a failed attempt to profit from a war between neighboring clans. En Route they encounter the remnants of the defeat...

Ran-1985 8.2

Ran-1985

Japanese warlord Hidetori Ichimonji decides the time has come to retire and divide his fiefdom among his three sons. His eldest and middle sons - Taro and Jiro - agree with his decision and promise to support him for his...

Dodes’ka-den-1970 7.5

Dodes’ka-den-1970

An anthology of overlapping vignettes exploring the lives of a variety of characters who happen to live in a suburbial shantytown atop a rubbish dump: The boy Roku-chan lives in a fantasy world in which he is a tram cond...

Red Beard-1965 8.4

Red Beard-1965

In a charity hospital, a hard-bitten but honorable older doctor, Dr. Niide, takes a young intern under his guidance through the course of a number of difficult cases....

Ikiru-1952 8.3

Ikiru-1952

Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stomach...

High and Low-1963 8.5

High and Low-1963

An executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company, with the intent of keeping the company out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives. He needs the same money, tho...

The Magnificent Seven-2016 6.9

The Magnificent Seven-2016

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ prote...

Throne of Blood-1957 8.1

Throne of Blood-1957

After securing a major victory on the battlefield, Taketoti Washizu and one of his commanders, Yoshiaki Miki, find themselves lost in the maze-like Spider's Web forest. They come across a spirit-like seer who tells them ...

Seven Samurai-1954 8.6

Seven Samurai-1954

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply t...

Sanjuro-1962 8.1

Sanjuro-1962

A wandering samurai, Sanjuro, is drawn into local politics. The Superintendent of a clan is plotting to take over the clan by implicating the Chamberlain in corrupt activities (activities the Superintendent is actually r...

Tora! Tora! Tora!-1970 7.5

Tora! Tora! Tora!-1970

This dramatic retelling of the Pearl Harbor attack details everything in the days that led up to that tragic moment in American history. As United States and Japanese relations strain over the U.S. embargo of raw materia...