Films & Other Videos
- Okuribito Departures /
- Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer,' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.
- DVD 7197
- A faithful railway man works at the end of a desolate railway line, at the end of his career. Saddened by the death of his daughter and wife, he finds new meaning when he meets three girls of different ages.
- DVD 1420
- Zakurozaka no adauchi Snow on the blades /
- "Shimura Kingo (Nakai) witnesses the assassination of his master Ii Naosuke (Nakamura), and is ordered to exact revenge. Thirteen years later, Kingo at last finds his sworn enemy Sabashi Jubei (Abe), but on that very same day the Meiji government bans retribution..."--J-Pitch JFDB.
- DVD 11979