Films & Other Videos
- Duel tale = Hatashiai /
- "[Veteran] actor Nakadai Tatsuya [...] gives the performance of a lifetime as Shoji Sanosuke, an elderly samurai forced to pick up his sword to protect those he loves in this adaptation of a Fujisawa Shūhei novel. As a Heya-zumi' - essentially a freeloader living off his family - Sanosuke has one last chance to help his grandniece escape from the cruel samurai of an arranged marriage. Winner of the Gold World Medal at the New York Festival, this heartfelt tale is a thing of rare beauty."--Container.
- DVD 13438
- Return Kikyo /
- "Nakadai Tatsuya ... returns to the screen in a brilliant adaptation of a story by novelist Fujisawa Shuhei. A traveling gambler known as 'Funeral Uno,' he is now 86 years old and returning to his hometown for the first time in 30 years. Partly told in flashbacks, [his story relates how] he is forced to face his lifelong nemesis, Boss Kyuzo, a vile yakuza portrayed by ... Nakamura Atsuo. Before the two old gamblers can settle a 30-year-old score they must put their lives on the line in a game of dice that can only lead to a bloody sword duel. ... Superb performances all around in a film loaded with surprises and exciting swordplay!"--Container.
- DVD 13440
- Tasogare seibei Twilight samurai /
- Set during the Bakumatsu period (mid 19th century) a low-ranking samurai is forced to choose service over love.
- DVD 9565