13 AssassinsJul 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.
AzumiFeb 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 LoveFeb 19, 2015
A worthy follow up to Kitamura’s stylish original and certainly packs a punch in the Samurai action department.
Blade Of The ImmortalSep 10, 2021
Billed as Takashi Miike’s 100th film at the time of release, ‘Blade of the Immortal’ sees the enfant terrible deliver one of his best films of recent: both violently excessive and beautifully crafted.
Chanbara BeautyFeb 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 VortexFeb 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 StripteaseFeb 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 GamblerFeb 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 SamuraiMar 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.
HarakiriMar 22, 2015
An incredible samurai film and a classic piece of Japanese filmmaking this is old school filmmaking and storytelling at its best.
IchiMar 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.
KillingMay 25, 2020
Tsukamoto proves that he can stand with the filmic legends as he proudly represents a unique sense of style in a densely populated medium.