ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2018)

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Written, Edited & Directed By: Shin’ichiro Ueda
Based on a Play By: Ryoichi Wada
Cinematography: Takeshi Sone 

Cast: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Hariuma Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Hiroshi Ichihara 


A low-budget film about zombies soon features the best cast money could not buy, but the problem is that the new actors are not exactly getting along with the crew. Everyone involved is soon receiving a lesson in the merits of perseverance, the preciousness of family bonds and of course the dangers of the living dead.

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CREEPY (2016)

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Directed By: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Written By: Kiyoshi Kurosawa & Chihiro Ikeda
Based on the Novel By: Yutaka Maekawa
Cinematography: Akikio Ashizawa
Editor: Koichi Takahashi 


Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Ryoko Fujino, Masahiro Higashide, Teruyuki Kagawa 


Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki’s memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn’t know him at all.

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THE WORLD OF KANAKO (2014)

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Directed By: Tetsuya Nakashima
Written By: Tetsuya Nakashima, Miako Todano & Nobuhiro Monma
Based on the Novel By: Akio Fukamachi
Cinematography By: Shoichi Ato
Editor: Yoshiyuki Koike 


Cast: Koji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Fumi Nikaidou, Ai Hashimoto, Jun Kunimara, Joe Odagiri

Kanako, a beautiful girl and one of the best students at school, goes missing with all the belongings left behind in her room. Her father Akikazu is now asked by his ex-wife to look for their daughter. He starts a desperate search of Kanako using any means, in the hope of getting his “ideal” family back in place despite the fact that the very reason of the family breakup was because of his problematic personality and behaviors. Following tracks of her past and present and talking to her “friends,” he starts to get to know his daughter whom he never knew or didn’t even attempt to know. When Akikazu is led to one clue, he realizes the world Kanako was facing beyond his imagination… Can the father find his daughter, and get back his perfect happy family he has dreamed of after all these years?

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13 ASSASSINS (2010)

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Directed By: Takashi Miike
Written By: Daisuke Tengan
Story By: Shoichirou Ikemiya
Based on A Screenplay By: Kaneo Ikegami
Cinematography: Nobuyasu Kita
Editor: Kenji Yamashita 


Cast: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya, Arata Furuta, Sosuke Takaoka, Koen Kondo, Masataka Kubota, Ikki Sawamura, Seiji Rokkaku 


A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

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RIVER’S EDGE (2019)

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Directed By: Isao Yukisada
Written By: Misaki Setoyama
Based on the Manga By: Kyoko Okazaki
Cinematography: Kenji Maki
Editor: Tsuyoshi Imai 


Cast: Fumi Nikiado, Ryu Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shuhei Uesugi, Sumire 


Haruna is a high school student whose, school-mates, school and life is topsy turvy and often tragic. One of her classmates is the homosexual Ichiro. The boy is often bullied, derided and beaten. He has the scars to show for it. Haruna stands by Ichiro’s side and comes to know Ichiro’s secret. Then they discover a corpse by a river beside the tall grass.

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47 RONIN (2013)

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Directed By: Carl Rinsch
Written By: Chris Morgan & Hossein Amini
Screen Story By: Chris Morgan & Walter Hamada

Based on: Chushinguara
Cinematography By: John Mathieson
Editor: Stuart Baird 

Costumes By: Penny Rose


Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Min Tanaka, Tabanobu Asano, Jin Akanishi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Rinko Kikuchi, Natsuki Kunimoto

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira’s evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun’s order

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