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Seven Samurai (Blu-Ray) (1954)

8.7/10
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Inaba, Daisuke Kato, Seiji Miyaguchi, Mi...

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six... Read more

Seven Samurai (1954)

8.7/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Yoshio Inaba, Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhab... Read more

Stray Dog (1949)

7.9/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Isao Kimura, Keiko Awaji

Early Kurosawa film is a masterful mix of film noir and police thriller in which a rookie detective (Toshiro Mifune) has his pistol stolen, and his se... Read more

The Idiot (1951)

7.4/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune, Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura

Based on Dostoyevsky's classic novel of love and murder, adapted by Kurosawa himself, the story tells of Kameda, a former soldier whose wartime experi... Read more

Scandal (1950)

7.3/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Yoko Katsuragi, Takashi Shimura

Ichiro (Toshiro Mifune) is a young painter on holiday in the mountains. By chance he meets Miyako (Yoshiko Yamaguchi) - a famous singer who is staying... Read more

Isola (2000)

5.5/10
Director: Toshiyuki Mizutani
Starring: Yoshino Kimura, Yu Kurosawa, Makiko Watanabe, Ken Ishiguro

In the aftermath of the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, psychic Yukari takes a break from her studies to help with the rescue effort. She meets up with Chih... Read more

The Quiet Duel (1949)

7.5/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kenjiro Uemura, Miki Sanjo, Chieko Nakakita

Toshiro Mifune's second film with director Akira Kurosawa casts him in the role of a young war-time doctor, who accidentally contracts syphillis while... Read more

Drunken Angel (1948)

7.8/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura plays an alcoholic doctor trying to bring about both spiritual and physical recovery of the human debris living in the yakuza-infested... Read more

Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)

6/10
Director: Shimako Sato
Starring: Kimika Yoshino, Miho Kanno, Naozumi Takahashi, Mio Takaki

Misa has just transferred to a new school, unfortunately for her it's in the process of being taken over by evil supernatural forces. Fortunately for... Read more

Gozu (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Sho Aikawa, Kimika Yoshino, Renji Ishibashi, Hideki Sone

Prolific Japanese director Takeshi Miike presents his most unusual film yet with a film that is by turns surreal, horrific and hilarious. Young Yakuza... Read more