Hiroyuki Sanada

  • Norifumi Suzuki – Hoero tekken AKA Roaring Fire (1982) (HD)

    Norifumi Suzuki1981-1990ComedyJapanMartial Arts
    Hoero tekken (1981)
    Hoero tekken (1981)

    When Joji Hibiki’s (Hiroyuki Sanada) father is dying he tells his son of a deep dark secret that sends Joji reeling into another time, to his childhood. His father tells him that he is not his father and that Joji’s is not his son. He learns that his real name is Joji HINOHARA and that he was a child who he kidnapped, one of two twin brothers and a sister now blind still living in Japan. Soon Joji is in flight to Japan his homeland from America, but not before learning of the chilling fate his real parents suffered one night under mysterious circumstances. He also learns of his twin brothers recent and supposedly random death. Read More »

  • Kazuki Ohmori – Keisho sakazuki AKA Succession (1992)

    1991-2000DramaJapanKazuki Ohmori

    Stockbroker turned yakuza Shoichi Yoshinari (Hiroyuki Sanada) has been presented with a thankless task. He is to invite an oyabun (don) of a yakuza gang to emcee a succession ceremony — the passing of the baton from the older to the younger generation.Read More »

  • Kihachi Okamoto – Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku AKA Vengeance for Sale (2001)

    2001-2010ActionComedyJapanKihachi Okamoto

    This is the final movie from Okamoto Kihachi, the filmmaker who directed such great movies as “Sword Of Doom”, “Kill”, and “Red Lion”. With an equal mix of violence and humor he has forged a career that spanned over 4 decades and created some of the most memorable films to ever come out of Japan. This is no exception, and the hand of a master is evident in his treatment of this highly entertaining story. In a world where vendettas are officially sanctioned, the people sometimes needed help in carrying out their vengeance. Read More »

  • Yôji Yamada – Tasogare Seibei AKA The Twilight Samurai (2002)

    2001-2010DramaJapanMartial ArtsYôji Yamada

    Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the fields and accept piecework to make ends meet. New prospects seem to open up when Tomoe, his long-time love, divorces a brutal husband. However, even as the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel.Read More »

  • Kinji Fukasaku – Dôtonborigawa AKA Lovers Lost (1982)

    1981-1990AsianDramaJapanKinji Fukasaku

    A love story between a 29-year-old woman, who has once been a prostitute but is now the mistress of a wealthy jewelry merchant, and a 19-year-old college student.Read More »

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