Sansho the Baliff (Sansho Dayu) (Blu-ray) (1954)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Eitaro Shindo, Kinuyo Tanaka

In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up ami... Read more

The Loyal 47 Ronin (1941)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

A timeless tale of honor and revenge, told in two parts by master director Kenji Mizoguchi. 'The Loyal 47 Ronin' tells the true story of a loyal group... Read more

Sansho the Bailiff (Sansho Dayu) (1954)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyoko Kagawa, Eitaro Shindo

One of the great films, 'Sansho the Bailiff' is set in the harsh feudal world of 11th-century Japan and is based on an ancient legend. When a humane l... Read more

Ugetsu (1953)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo, Kinuyo Tanaka

Aka "Ugetsu Monogatari". Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers, said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And "Ugetsu", a ghost story like n... Read more

The Crucified Lovers (1954)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyoko Kagawa, Yoko Minamida

Kenji Mizoguchi adapts this story of forbidden love from the 17th century story by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, considered the 'Japanese Shakespeare'. Origin... Read more

The Life of Oharu (1952)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ichiro Sugai

A poignant, exquisitely filmed portrait of a woman in feudal Japan who, after disgracing the honor of her samurai father, is sold into prostitution. "... Read more

Her Mother's Profession (1954)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka

Like much of his work, Kenji Mizoguchi directs this film about an aging geisha in Kyoto's Shimabara district longing for something beyond her marginal... Read more

Street of Shame (1956)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Machiko Kyo, Aiko Mimasu

For his final film, Mizoguchi brought a lifetime of experience to bear on the heartbreaking tale of a brothel full of women whose dreams are constantl... Read more

The Empress Yang Kwei-fei (1955)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori

Aka "Princess Yang Kwei-fei". Based on an ancient historical tale, this is a sumptuous costume drama set in 8th century China of the T'ang Dynasty, br... Read more