• 13 Assassins

    Jul 2, 2015

    A grand tale of men banding together to fight an unrelenting evil, content to die if they can free their land from the marauding tyrant and his gargantuan army.

  • Azumi

    Feb 19, 2015

    It may be a different genre but Kitamura proves he is not just a one trick pony and still knows how to successfully shoot the action and keep the characters interesting throughout.

  • Azumi 2: Death Or Love

    Feb 19, 2015

    A worthy follow up to Kitamura’s stylish original and certainly packs a punch in the Samurai action department.

  • Chanbara Beauty

    Feb 28, 2015

    ‘Chanbara Beauty’ is an uncomplicated, intermittently fun, undead actioner that will please fans of the genre and the videogames.

  • Chanbara Beauty 2: The Vortex

    Feb 28, 2015

    Thanks to a mind-numbingly dull story and some weak leading performances, ‘Chanbara Beauty 2’ somehow manages to suck all of the fun out of bikini clad zombie slayers.

  • Chanbara Striptease

    Feb 28, 2015

    ‘Chanbara Striptease’ is about topless women fighting with swords of which it has many scenes of, so if you want to see such a thing, then watch this film.

  • Chuji The Gambler

    Feb 28, 2015

    ‘Chuji The Gambler’ is a superb marriage of a director’s craft and an actor with a transcendent charisma that seeps off the screen.

  • Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai

    Mar 22, 2015

    This version of ‘Hara-Kiri’ just simply pales in comparison to Kobayashi’s version and while it’s certainly good for a majority of its run time, you still may be wondering what’s the point of it.

  • Harakiri

    Mar 22, 2015

    An incredible samurai film and a classic piece of Japanese filmmaking this is old school filmmaking and storytelling at its best.

  • Ichi

    Mar 28, 2015

    Unpretentious, well crafted, a great central performance and some excellent action make ‘Ichi’ a hugely enjoyable experience and refreshing take on the samurai genre.

  • Kunoichi: Ninja Girl

    May 4, 2015

    Aside from a few glimpses of the impressive skills of Rina Takeda, ‘Kunoichi’ doesn’t really have anything else to offer.

  • Rogue Ninja

    May 18, 2015

    If you are looking for straight up, no frills, ninja-on-ninja action then you could do a lot worse than Seiji Chiba’s ‘Rogue Ninja’.

  • Rurouni Kenshin

    May 19, 2015

    ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ is resolutely pulp entertainment though and while it is unlikely to be mentioned in the same breath as ‘Yojimbo’ in years to come, it hits enough of its targets to satisfy.

  • Samurai Warrior

    May 20, 2015

    ‘Samurai Warrior’ looks and feels cheap, and certainly shows no signs of any Miike-style magic. There’s also a real lack of meat in the story and the overall approach to structuring the film is definitely a bad one.

  • Shogun’s Samurai

    May 25, 2015

    Not the best of its kind and it drags a little too much with the running time, ‘Shogun’s Samurai’ is still a decent slice of Samurai drama from a time when they used to make them big.

  • Tajomaru

    Jun 8, 2015

    This is certainly a good looking film and the young cast try their best but are hampered with a narrative that has scenes just go on and on explaining everything ad infinitum.

  • The Twilight Samurai

    Jun 18, 2015

    Nominated for an Academy Award and sweeping the board at the Japanese equivalent of ‘The Oscars’, Yoji Yamada’s lyrically, tenderly woven tale of dignity is a triumph of substance over action.

  • Zatoichi

    Jul 1, 2015

    Kitano directs with his usual quirky measured style punctuating the narrative with his classic odd ball humour.