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1.

Chikamatsu Monogatari

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"One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the first half of the 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this delicately delivered indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a 'great masterpiece that could only be made [...]
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Momotaro, Sacred Sailors

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"The hero of many Japanese folktales, Momotaro and his animal friends demonstrate patriotism and the importance of communal efforts to young audiences. Standing at the forefront of the country's war endeavors, he oversees work at a base and bravely commands an air raid on enemy forces." -- Container.
DVDBlu-Ray
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Malaysia: In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand

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In these two films, Imamura travels first to Malaysia and then to Thailand, to investigate the lives and experiences of those Japanese soldiers who, during World War II, chose to desert from the Japanese Army and return to Southeast Asia.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Karayuki-San =: The Making of a Prostitute

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"A film about another kind of "unreturned soldier," Karayuki-san finds Imamura traveling to Malaysia to interview Kikuyo Zendo, one of the countless Japanese women who were kidnapped or otherwise sold into sexual slavery in order to service the Japanese military in Southeast Asia. 74 years old at the time of filming, she offers a frank and harrowing testimony into her horrific wartime experiences, and the factors that have led her to choose exile over repatriation."--Container.
DVD
2014; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Shohei Imamura's Outlaw-Matsu Comes Home: The Pirates of Bubuan

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The Pirates of Bubuan (1972, 46 min.), Remote and impoverished islands in the Philippines are revealed to be the home of rival factions of pirates in this absorbing investigation into a little-known way of life.; Outlaw-Matus Comes Home (1973, 48 min.), Shohei Imamura rejoins Fujita, one of the subjects of In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand, for the former soldier's first trip home to Japan following his post-war exile.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Hana Yori Dango: Season One

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"An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school." -- IMDb website.
DVD
2014; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Love Letter

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Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé died two years earlier in a mountain climbing accident. While looking through his high school yearbook, Hiroko in a fit of grief decides to write a letter to him using his old school address. She receives a reply from a woman with the same name as her deceased fiancé's, even with the stamp of his hometown. The woman had known Hiroko's fiancé in school. A relationship develops between the two women as they continue to exchange letters and share memories of the deceased Itsuki.
DVD
2003; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tiŏ P'yŏngyang =: Dear Pyongyang

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In the 1970s, Yang's father, an ardent communist and leader of the pro-North movement in Japan, sent his three sons from Japan to North Korea under a repatriation campaign sponsored by ethnic activist organisation and de-facto North Korean embassy Hongryeon; as the only daughter, Yang herself remained in Japan. However, as the economic situation in the North deteriorated, the brothers became increasingly dependent for survival on the care packages sent by their parents.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball

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Follows two out of 4,000 Japanese high schools attempting to make it to Koshien Stadium for the annual national baseball championship.
DVD
2006; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Akira

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Clandestine army activities threaten the war-torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak.
DVD
2013; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko =: The Man Who Stole the Sun

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A lonely high school physics teacher steals plutonium from a nuclear power plant and succeeds in making an atomic bomb. He uses the bomb to make unusual demands from the Japanese government.
DVD
2005; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Tora-San Collector's Set

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Series of early comedy films featuring the character Tora-san.
DVD
2009
Clemons (By Request)
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Shin Gojira =: Shin Godzilla

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When a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A ragtag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side: the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sarusuberi =: Miss Hokusai

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As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently, creating the paintings sold under her father's name. Shy in public, in the studio O-Ei is brash and uninhibited. Seeking to come into her own as an artist, O-Ei sets out into the bustling city of Edo (present-day Tokyo), where she encounters spirits, dragons, con-men and traders.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Like Someone in Love

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Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Kōshikei

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A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Sen'ya Ichiya Monogatari

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The incredible adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power.
DVD
2014; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Mogari No Mori

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Shigeki lost his wife and is living with dementia at a retirement home. Machiko came to work as a caregiver at the home after she lost her son in an accident and separated from her husband. The two are sharing their pain and slowly opening up to each other. One day, Michiko took Shigeki to a forest where his wife was laid to rest.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Eureka

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When a bus is violently hijacked in a small Japanese town, only three people survive. Two years on, each of them still traumatised by their ordeal, struggle to re-engage with life.
DVD
2002; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)