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Tag: Kenji Mizoguchi

The Crucified Lovers (1954) 720p BluRay AAC2.0 x264-npuer

Posted on March 11, 2018 | No comments

Chikamatsu monogatari / The Crucified Lovers / The Tale of the Crucified Lovers (1954)

Drama | History | Romance | Thriller

Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Starring: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa, Yôko Minamida
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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Akasen chitai (1956) 720p BluRay FLAC1.0 x264-DON

Posted on December 19, 2013 | No comments

Akasen chitai / Street of Shame (1956)

Drama

Five prostitutes work at Dreamland, in Tokyo's Yoshiwara district. As the Diet considers a ban on prostitution, the women's daily dramas play out. Each has dreams and motivations. Hanae is married, her husband unemployed; they have a young child. Yumeko, a widow, uses her earnings to raise and support her son, who's now old enough to work and care for her. The aging Yorie has a man who wants to marry her. Yasumi saves money diligently to pay her debt and get out; she also has a suitor who wants to marry her, but she has other plans for him. Mickey seems the most devil-may-care, until her father comes from Kobe to bring her news of her family and ask her to come home.

Starring: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Aiko Mimasu, Kenji Sugawara, Yasuko Kawakami
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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Yôkihi (1955) 720p BluRay FLAC1.0 x264-DON

Posted on December 15, 2013 | No comments

Yôkihi / Princess Yang Kwei-fei / Empress Yank Kwei Fei (1955)

Drama | History | Romance

In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a distant relative working in their kitchen whom they groom to present to the Emperor. The Emperor falls in love with her and she becomes the Princess Yang Kwei-fei. The Yangs are then appointed important ministers, though An Lushan is not given the court position he covets. The ministers misuse their power so much that there is a popular revolt against all the Yangs, fueled by An Lushan.

Starring: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Sô Yamamura, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa, Haruko Sugimura
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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Uwasa no onna (1954) 720p BluRay FLAC1.0 x264-DON

Posted on December 8, 2013 | One comment

Uwasa no onna / The Woman in the Rumor (1954)

Drama | Romance

Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out about her mother's profession. Hatsuko is having a discrete affair with the young Dr. Matoba, who looks after the geisha girls. The doctor is attracted to Yukiko, who initially despises him and everything connected with the geisha house. However Yukiko gradually changes her views.

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tomoemon Otani, Yoshiko Kuga, Eitarô Shindô
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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The 47 Ronin (1941) 720p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-KG

Posted on September 10, 2013 | One comment
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The 47 Ronin / 47 Samurai / Genroku Chûshingura (1941)

Action | Drama | History

Lord Asano resists a bribery attempt by a member of the Shogun's court. His honesty, however, is useless against the corruption of the administration, and he is forced to commit harakiri. His samurai retinue are dispersed as masterless ronin. The leader of the samurai, Oichi, plots with a loyal band of ronin to seek revenge for their master's dishonor.

Starring: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Haranosuke Bando, Chôemon Bandô, Enji Ichikawa
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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The Life of Oharu (1952) 720p Criterion Collection BluRay FLAC x264-TayTO

Posted on July 14, 2013 | No comments

The Life of Oharu / Saikaku ichidai onna (1952)

Drama

A fifty-year-old prostitute, no longer able to attract men, looks back on her sad life. Once a lady-in-waiting at the imperial court at Kyoto, Oharu fell in love with, and became the lover of, a man below her station. They were discovered, thus Oharu and her family were exiled. From there on, Oharu lived the rest of her life filled with sorrow and humiliation.

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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Gion bayashi (1953) 720p BluRay FLAC2.0 x264-DON

Posted on March 30, 2013 | No comments

Gion bayashi / A Geisha (1953)

Drama

In the post-war Gion district of Kyoto, the geisha Miyoharu agrees to apprentice the 16 year-old Eiko, whose mother was a former geisha who had just died. After a year of training they have to find a large sum of money before Eiko can debut. Miyoharu borrows the money from the tea-house owner, Okimi, who in turn obtains the money from the businessman Kusuda. Kusuda fancies Eiko himself and wants to give Miyoharu to Kanzaki in order to close a large business deal. However both geishas have minds of their own and, going against tradition, want to be able to say no to clients.

Starring: Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao, Seizaburô Kawazu
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954) Criterion Collection BluRay RERiP x264 720p DD1.0 2Audio-HDS

Posted on February 21, 2013 | One comment

Legend of Bailiff Sansho / Sansho the Bailiff / Sanshô dayû (1954)

Drama

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi's dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema's greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Akitake Kôno, Masao Shimizu, Eitarô Shindô
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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Ugetsu monogatari (1953) 720p BluRay FLAC 2.0 x264-DON

Posted on June 1, 2012 | 2 comments

Ugetsu monogatari / Ugetsu (1953)

Drama | Thriller

In the beginning of the springtime in the period of the Japanese Civil Wars of the Sixteenth Century in Lake Biwa in the Province of Omi, the family man farmer and craftsman Genjurô travels to Nagahama to sell his wares and makes a small fortune. His neighbor Tobei that is a fool man dreams on becoming a samurai, but he can not afford to buy the necessary outfit. The greedy Genjurô and Tobei work together manufacturing clay potteries, expecting to sell the pieces and enrich; however, their wives Miyage and Ohama are worried about the army of the cruel Shibata that is coming to their village and they warn their ambitious husbands. Their village is looted but the families flee and survive; Genjurô and Tobei decide to travel by boat with their wives and baby to sell the wares in a bigger town. When they meet another boat that was attacked by pirates, Genjurô decides to leave his wife and son on the bank of the river…

Starring: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

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