Tag Archives: Mieko Harada

Kinji Fukasaku – Kataku no hito AKA House on Fire (1986)

Adapted from the autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan which was published a few months before his death, House Of Fire tells story of a popular writer sharing his complicated life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Read More »

Eiichi Kudo – Sono go no jingi naki tatakai AKA Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Aftermath (1979)

Two Kyushu based yakuza groups are desperate for domination of the area. When more powerful yakuza groups get involved in their power struggle, a group of childhood friends, belonging to different yakuza families, are caught in the middle. Lies, deceit, and backstabbing are in play resulting in a bloodbath and a quest for revenge…

Cast: MATSUKATA Hiroki, NEZU Jinpachi, UZAKI Ryudo, MATSUZAKI Shigeru, NARITA Mikio Read More »

Akio Jissôji – Teito monogatari AKA Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)

A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city. Read More »

Tatsumi Kumashiro – Misuta, Misesu, Misu Ronri AKA Mister, Misses, Miss Lonely [+Extra] (1980)

Two men and a woman plan to steal 1,5 Billion Yen…(guernica) Read More »

Shinji Sômai – Tonda kappuru AKA The Terrible Couple (1980)

Aspiring to be admitted to a good university and to become a lawyer, Tasiro Yuusuke, a tenth-grader from Kyushu, enrols in a prestigious high school in Tokyo. Plans are made for him to live in his uncle’s house, part of which is rented out while his uncle is abroad on business. A realtor’s mistakes leaves Tasiro sharing the house with Kei Yamaba, the most beautiful girl in the school, who is also his classmate. There is the risk that their unexpected ‘co-habitation’ will be discovered by the school authorities. While he grows increasingly attracted to her, he is often irritated by her innocent and nonchalant attitude towards their predicament. They each develop other romantic attachments, but end up turning to each other. Read More »