Jul 05

Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003) aka Hatsujô kateikyôshi: sensei no aijiru

Sachiko Hanai (Emi Kuroda) is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head gives her psychic powers. She also accidentally comes into possession of a cylinder containing George W. Bush’s finger, whose fingerprint is designed to launch a nuclear missile, and international spies are soon chasing her.

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Jul 04

Hana-Dama: Phantom (2016) aka Hanadama: Gen’ei

Sadakazu Sawamura is a film projectionist who works for an old movie theater that is about to permanently close. He spends his days staring at the screen from the projection room. One day, he sees someone who shouldn’t be seen – a girl in black – in a film during a screening of it. The girl is staring at him as if she wants to tell him something. After the screening, he checks the film carefully, but can’t find the girl. That night, he encounters a phantom of the girl on the theater’s stage. He hides the girl in his waiting room, and lets her stay for the night. The next day, he tells her not to go out from the room, and leaves for work. He puts the same film on as the previous day, but can’t find the girl in it. He comes back to his waiting room to see if the girl is still there, but she’s gone. He goes to town to search for her, and finally finds the phantom of the girl at a river bank, as if she has beckoned him there. Suddenly, his lost memory comes back to him. He looks at her again, and finds a venomous-looking flower blooming ominously on her head. Who is she? What is that flower? Does it have any connection with his lost memory?

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Jul 04

The T-Back Game (2006)

Yuki is hunger and dreams to become a great star. Although she joins a talent company to train herself, she gets no improvement as all her job is not directly related to any acting role. When she feels upset and disappointed about her future, her company requests her to join a T-Back Water Game from a TV station. At the same time, Yuki is broken up with her boyfriends… What will happen in the T-Back Water Game?

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Jun 26

Outlaw Killers: Three Mad Dog Brothers (1972) aka Hito-kiri Yota: Kyoken San-kyodai

The great Bunta stars as a gangster who is sent to jail for the sake of his gang, but when he’s released he finds everything completely changed and his gang has swept him aside for being too violent. He tries to start a new life with his two “brothers” but can’t seem to escape old affiliations.

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Jun 24

Branded to Kill (1967) aka Koroshi no rakuin

The number-three-ranked hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, which puts him into conflict with a mysterious woman whose death wish inspires her to surround herself with dead butterflies and dead birds. Worse danger comes from his own treacherous wife and finally with the number-one-ranked hit-man, known only as a phantom to those who fear his unseen presence.

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