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1996 Mainichi Film Concours

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Stairway to the Distant Past

$19.95 | 101 minutes

Best Supporting Actress

Picking off where he left off with THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME IN MY LIFE, director Kaizo Hayashi creates yet another witty, action-packed homage/spoof to French New Wave cinema, American film noir, and Japanese gangster films. THE STAIRWAY TO THE DISTANT PAST once again stars Masatoshi Nagase as Private Detective&hellip…

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1963 Mainichi Film Concours

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Harakiri

$34.95 | 133 minutes

Best Film
Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction
Best Film Sound

Set in 17th-century Japan, director Makaki Kobayahi's HARAKIRI stars Tatsuya Nakadai (RAN) as masterless samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo. Structured in a series of flashbacks, the film opens in a period of serenity that has brought about a consolidation of&hellip…

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1961 Mainichi Film Concours

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The Bad Sleep Well

$25.95 | 150 minutes

Best Supporting Actor
Best Film Score

Something is rotten in Japan in this engaging drama by acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa. Toshirô Mifune stars as Koichi Nishi, the secretary to the president of a housing corporation, who seeks revenge for his father's murder. At Koichi's marriage to Kieko (Kyôko Kagawa)&hellip…

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1955 Mainichi Film Concours

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Seven Samurai

$42.95 | 207 minutes

Best Supporting Actor – Seiji Miyaguchi

Set in 16th Century Japan, Akira Kurosawa's epic SEVEN SAMURAI follows the plight of a defenseless farming village that lives in constant fear of marauding bandits. The farmers know that when their crops are harvested, the thugs will attack, so four men&hellip…

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1954 Mainichi Film Concours

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Ugetsu

$34.95 | 97 minutes

Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction

Often cited by critics as one of the greatest films ever made, Kenji Mizoguchi's UGETSU includes the director's signature theme of the women oppressed while adopting a broader philosophical perspective on human affairs. Set against the backdrop of the feudal wars of 16th-century Japan&hellip…

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1949 Mainichi Film Concours

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Drunken Angel (Yoidore Tenshi)

$34.95 | 98 minutes

Best Cinematography
Best Film
Best Film Score

In this classic film noir, set in postwar Japan, Toshirô Mifune plays Matsunaga, a tough small-time gangster who takes a bullet during a fight in the slums of Tokyo. He makes his way to the office of Sanada (Takashi Shimura), a disillusioned yet passionate doctor, who&hellip…

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