Yoshihiro Ishikawa’s spooky and surreal tale of betrayal, ghost-cats, and cursed marshes.
Go for Broke (1985)
After watching this action-packed 1980s Japanese film about a student government council fighting a delinquent biker gang, you might need crutches to get around.
A Savage Beast Goes Mad (1976)
Also known as CRAZED BEAST, this is a lean and lively 1970s bus hijacking b-movie from Toei Movie Company that leaves a bloody trail of wreckage in its wake.
Violent Streets (1974)
This is a lean and mean 1970s yakuza exploitation picture that plays with a lot of genre tropes – rival groups, old ways versus young guns, etc. – all capped off by a deeply fatalistic streak. And mannequins!
Black Lizard (1968)
A cinematic hero is only as good as the opposing villain. The films that brought us Skywalker-Vader, Creed-Balboa, and Matrix-Bennett are all examples of how contrasting characteristics bring balance to the contentious relationships between protagonists and antagonists. The characters headlining Kinji Fukasaku’s 1968 crime film BLACK LIZARD may or may not have chairs at the same table as the aforementioned duos, but they are definitely in the same restaurant.