黒田騒動[英語字幕付] 1955 Uchida Tomu
The Kuroda Affair tells the story of one of the greatest family uprisings in Japanese history at the beginning of the Edo Period, with a thrilling portrayal of love & lust, rebellion, and betrayal. Director Uchida Tomu is an underrated master of jidaigeki whose 1956 film is a must-see.
不知火検校 [英語字幕付] 1960 Mori Kazuo
Known as the film that inspired the famous “Zatoichi” series, The Blind Menace is the breakthrough film for the leading actor Katsu Shintaro, who would soon become one of the biggest jidaigeki stars in the postwar era. Katsu, as a malicious and repellent blind masseur on a quest for power, showcases his seminal performance in this highly twisted period film, masterfully directed by Mori Kazuo.
Total: 199 min.