Tag: Japan

Belladonna of Sadness (1973) 7.4

Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

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Storyline:Blessed--and at the same time cursed--with the precious but fatal gift of beauty, the young peasant, Jeanne, falls in love with the beautiful villager, Jean, in late-1800s France. However, as the village's f...

Ikigami (2008) 7.2

Ikigami (2008)

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Storyline:Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law". This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a mandatory lottery. Dea...

The Missing Tourist (2017) 5.6

The Missing Tourist (2017)

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Storyline:When a Japanese tourist goes missing in Canada's remote north during a trip to view the Aurora Borealis, a community is left reeling for answers in this unsettling and revealing cultural mystery.User Reviews:

Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974) 5.3

Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974)

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Storyline:This Lupin the Third movie is set before he meets Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa, or Fujiko Mine. It starts out with Lupin meeting a cute girl, who's on her way to being locked up. Lupin busts her out, only ...

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 Special Edition Zero Requiem (TV Movie 2009) 7.9

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 Special Edition Zero Requiem (TV Movie 2009)

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Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) 6.5

Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

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Storyline:A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can put luxury condos there. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on the beach nearby and is immediately put on pu...

What Did the Lady Forget? (1937) 7.2

What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)

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Storyline:An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, including smoking, eve...

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) 6.6

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

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Storyline:A princess who gets controlled by aliens form Venus who assassins are after who a police officer must protect. Mean while Godzilla and rodan returns to wreak some havoc on japan . While that is happening a m...

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) 8.2

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987)

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Storyline:This documentary was five years in the making, and revolves around 62-year-old Okuzaki Kenzo, a survivor of the battlefields of New Guinea in World War II who gained notoriety by slingshooting steel pinballs...

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) 7.9

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

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Storyline:The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture...

Out of the Cradle (TV Movie 2018) 8.2

Out of the Cradle (TV Movie 2018)

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Storyline:How did humanity's earliest ancestors evolve into one of the most successful species on Earth? An extraordinary journey tracing the footsteps of early hominids. Using the latest paleoanthropological findings...

Dare to Stop Us (2018) 6.5

Dare to Stop Us (2018)

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Godzilla (1954) 7.6

Godzilla (1954)

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Storyline:When seventeen vessels blow-up and sink nearby Odo Island, Professor Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko Yamane and the marine Hideto Ogata head to the island to investigate. Soon they witness a giant monster ...

Stolen Desire (1958) 7.1

Stolen Desire (1958)

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Storyline:A rumbunctious and ribald tale of a troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows.User Reviews: Stolen Desire was (I believe) Imamura's second movie, and it already ...

3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994) 4.5

3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

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Storyline:During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their ...

Paprika (2006) 7.7

Paprika (2006)

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Storyline:Three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research fail to secure a device they've invented, the D.C. Mini, which allows people to record and watch their dreams. A thief uses the device to enter peo...

Suspect X (2008) 7.5

Suspect X (2008)

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Storyline:It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.User Reviews: 'Yougisha X no Kenshin' is battle of wits between the physicist "Galileo" Yukaw...

Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind (Video 2009) 5.4

Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind (Video 2009)

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Storyline:An anime OVA based on the Street Fighter IV Video game.User Reviews: A 65 minute OVA released together with the collector's edition of the new Street Fighter IV game. It serves as a lead in to the game's mai...

Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009) 6.5

Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009)

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Storyline:Kaiji Ito moves to Japan after graduating from high school. Unable to find a job and frustrated with society at large, Kaiji spends his days gambling, vandalizing cars, and drinking booze. Two years later an...

Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.3 – Onshuu no Kanata ni (2019) 7.1

Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.3 – Onshuu no Kanata ni (2019)

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Storyline:Following the incident in the Southeast Asia Union in 2116, Shinya Kogami resumes his vagrant journey. In a small South Asian nation, Kogami rescues a bus of refugees under attack by armed guerrilla forces. ...

Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 2 First Guardian (2019) 7.1

Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 2 First Guardian (2019)

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Storyline:2112; the summer before Akane Tsunemori was assigned to Criminal Investigation Department. Teppei Sugo, an accomplished pilot of the Defense Army, joins the military operation in Okinawa. Three months later,...

Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 1 Crime and Punishment (2019) 7

Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 1 Crime and Punishment (2019)

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Storyline:A runaway vehicle crashes into the Public Safety Bureau Building. The driver is identified as Izumi Yasaka, a psychological counselor at the Sanctuary, a Latent Criminal Isolation Facility in Aomori Prefectu...

While the Women Are Sleeping (2016) 5.4

While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)

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Storyline:While vacationing with his wife, a writer (Hidetoshi Nishijima) begins following another man (Takeshi Kitano) and woman (Shiori Kutsuna) who are guests at the resort hotel where he stays.User Reviews: A bore...

Stray Dog (1949) 7.9

Stray Dog (1949)

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Storyline:Murukami, a young homicide detective, has his pocket picked on a bus and loses his pistol. Frantic and ashamed, he dashes about trying to recover the weapon without success until taken under the wing of an o...

Godzilla 2000 (1999) 6.1

Godzilla 2000 (1999)

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Storyline:Godzilla returns in a brand-new movie that ignores all preceding movies except for the original with a brand new look and a powered up atomic ray. This time he battles a mysterious UFO that later transforms ...

The Professor and His Beloved Equation (2006) 7.3

The Professor and His Beloved Equation (2006)

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Storyline:This is the story between a single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor, who has a brain damage.User Reviews: Only three reviews of "The Professor and His Beloved Equation"? That must mean ...

Rebirth (2011) 7.3

Rebirth (2011)

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Storyline:After the collapse of their relationship, Kiwako abducts the 6-month old child of a man she was having an affair with. Raising the child as her own, it is four years before the authorities catch up with her ...

Genocidal Organ (2017) 6.4

Genocidal Organ (2017)

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Storyline:Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by a homemade nuclear device, the story reflects a world inundated with genocide. An American man by the name of John Paul seems to be responsible for all of this ...

All Monsters Attack (1969) 3.8

All Monsters Attack (1969)

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Storyline:Ichiro is a highly imaginative, but lonely, boy growing up in urban Tokyo. Every day he comes home to the empty apartment he shares with his railroad worker father and his restaurant hostess mother. His only...

Big Man Japan (2007) 6.3

Big Man Japan (2007)

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Storyline:An eccentric man aged about 40 lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant, about 30 meters tall, and defends Japan by battling similarly sized monsters that turn up and...