Tagged: japan

Onibaba

An old woman (Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter in law (Jitsuko Yoshimura) are trying to survive in feudal countryside of Japan in the 15th...

James Clavell’s SHOGUN

Many years before I discovered such films as Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, Sanjuro and Yojimbo, the 1980 NBC TV epic based on James...

The Quiet Duel

The Quiet Duel (1949) | OBSCURE PICKS

The Quiet Duel is one of the earliest ventures handled by Akira Kurosawa. Takashi Shimura won the Mainichi Film Concours in the Best Actor...

Sandakan No.8

Sandakan No.8 (1974) | OBSCURE PICKS

“Albeit obsolete, the movie works very well owing to its unflinching sincerity and offbeat structure” A young, attractive journalist Keiko Mitani (Komaki Kurihara) scrutinises...

Akira Kurosawa’s SANJURO

Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) is a ronin (renegade samurai) looking for food and money. He overhears a group of 10 samurai warriors talking and finds...