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Sanjuro (1962)

8.2/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuzo Kayama

The hero of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo' returns to help a group of very earnest, very green, very young samurai get their clan rid of corruption. As in 'Yoji... Read more

Kwaidan (1964)

8/10
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Starring: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kazuo Nakamura

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Masaki Kobayashi's 'Kwaidan' features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanes... Read more

Ran (1985)

8.2/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

A Kurosawa masterpiece, a decade-in-the-making version of 'King Lear' that brilliantly blends Japanese history with Shakespeare's themes. A triumphant... Read more

Kagemusha ( Blu-ray ) (1980)

8/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Kenichi Hagiwara, Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki

AKA 'Kagemusha - The Shadow Warrior'. Set in 1531, in a Japan torn by civil strife, the film deals with a mighty Japanese warlord and his commoner loo... Read more

Kill! (1968)

7.6/10
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Akira Kubo, Naoko Kubo

A samurai satire, equal parts sword-play and jet-black comedy this is full of Japanese cinema inside jokes, double crosses and fast-paced action. Tat... Read more

Kagemusha (1980)

8/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara

AKA 'Kagemusha - The Shadow Warrior'. Set in 1531, in a Japan torn by civil strife, the film deals with a mighty Japanese warlord and his commoner loo... Read more

Samurai Rebellion (1967)

8.4/10
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa

Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lords mistress, wh... Read more

Zatoichi 21: The Festival of Fire (1970)

Director: Kenji Misumi
Starring: Shintaro Katsu, Tatsuya Nakadai, Reiko Ohara, Masayuki Mori

In a town where women are bought and sold, Zatoichi stumbles upon a secret organisation headed by the Dark Lord Yamikubo. Also blind, Yamikubo befrien... Read more

The Sword of Doom (1966)

8/10
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuzo Kayama, Toshiro Mifune, Michiyo Aratama, Yoko Naito

A brutal, amoral samurai, Ryunosuke (played brilliantly by Tatsuya Nakadai) is scheduled to fight an exhibition match. His opponent's wife offers her... Read more