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1. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

6.6
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 1,132

2. Orgies of Edo (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A collection of stories dealing with punishment towards women.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto, Masumi Tachibana, Michiko Ai

Votes: 210

3. Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.7
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The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 1,009

4. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 260

5. Inferno of Torture (1969)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.8
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High demand for tattooed geisha generates an entire industry for their "production". Europeans pay more for tattooed beauties. Against this background, and considering the gorgeous tattooed... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Asao Koike, Yumiko Katayama

Votes: 257

6. Poruno jidaigeki: Bôhachi bushidô (1973)

81 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A nihilistic ronin joins the immoral Bohachi clan, which intends to take control over the local prostitution industry.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Gorô Ibuki, Tatsuo Endô, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 504

7. Tokugawa Matrilineage (1968)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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A tragic love story involving the 5th Shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty and a woman who became one of his concubines.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Masako Arisawa, Kemi Ichiboshi, Mari Iwai, Yukie Kagawa

Votes: 63

8. 7E (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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A young man struggles with unexplained events inside of a New York apartment where tenants are not who they appear to be.

Director: Teddy Schenck | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, John Savage, Brendan Sexton III, James Russo

Votes: 396

9. Yakuza Law (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A story of yakuza lynching during the Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 206

10. Japanese Hell (1999)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror

4.3
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A frenzied cult classic by Teruo Ishii, the Japanese master of all thing taboo. 16 year old Rika wants to leave a murderous cult but she is sent to Hell where she meets demons and souls who... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Mutsumi Fujita, Hisayoshi Hirayama, Michiko Maeda, Yôko Satomi

Votes: 267

11. Love Letter (1953)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke ... See full summary »

Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Jûkichi Uno, Jûzô Dôsan

Votes: 106

12. Yasagure anego den: Sôkatsu rinchi (1973)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Reiko Ike, Makoto Aikawa, Arumi Kuri, Meika Seri

Votes: 722

13. Kozure ôkami (1973– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a samurai and his young son.

Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kazutaka Nishikawa, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô

Votes: 206

14. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965 TV Movie)

78 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.2
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A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Makoto Abe

Votes: 607

15. Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (1974)

R | 87 min | Action

6.9
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Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiji Gô, Yutaka Nakajima, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 369

16. Hot Spring Geisha (1968)

92 min | Drama

4.5
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A look at the lives of a troupe of geishas working in a small seaside resort town. For the most part, their lives consist of greeting boatloads of oversexed businessmen and providing bawdy ... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Mie Hanabusa, Yukie Kagawa

Votes: 19

17. Atomic Rulers (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Junko Ikeuchi, Minako Yamada

Votes: 295

18. Meiji · Taishô · Shôwa: Ryôki onna hanzai-shi (1969)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Discover 4 famous Japanese murderers: Takahashi Oden, the last woman beheaded in Japan, Sada Abe, a crazy lover, Kunihiko Kodaira, a rapist-killer and finally, the Toyokaku case, a woman who did everything to own a hotel.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Sada Abe, Yukie Kagawa, Yoshi Katô, Junko Maki

Votes: 68

19. Invaders from Space (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Sci-Fi

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A bunch of pernicious salamander men from the planet Kulimon in the Moffit Galaxy plan on taking over Earth by unleashing a lethal plague on mankind. It's up to valiant superhero Starman ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Minako Yamada, Junko Ikeuchi, Sachihiro Ohsawa

Votes: 312

20. Attack from Space (1965 TV Movie)

76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Benevolent aliens from the planet Emerald send superhero Starman to protect Earth from invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions. When Starman arrives on Earth, he discovers a ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Hiroshi Hayashi

Votes: 421

21. Mother (1952)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 547

22. Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (1969)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A Japanese woman is raped by her boyfriend day in day out.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Eiji Wakasugi, Masumi Tachibana, Teruo Yoshida, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 44

23. Blind Beast vs Dwarf (2001)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

3.5
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Monzo Kobayashi is a dime-novel writer. He goes to see the stage of Ranko Mizuki, a star of an all-girls'-operetta company known as Asakusa Revue. Monzo notices a creepy man sitting beside ... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Lily Franky, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Hisayoshi Hirayama, Little Frankie

Votes: 164

24. Abashiri Bangaichi (1965)

92 min | Crime, Drama

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Shinichi is a good guy serving three years and approaching the end of his time. He escapes handcuffed to dangerous Gunda, who instigated the escape. Thus tethered, they start out on a journey across the desolate snow country of Hokkaido.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kôji Nanbara, Tetsurô Tanba, Tôru Abe

Votes: 172

25. An Outlaw (1964)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A killer who only hits people who deserve it is tricked into killing an innocent man. He then seeks revenge against the people who employed him.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tetsurô Tanba, Naoki Sugiura, Shinjirô Ebara

Votes: 46

26. Neji-shiki (1998)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

6.3
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It has been two years since unsuccessful cartoonist, Tsube (Asano), started to live with Kuniko (Fujitani) casually in a small apartment. They are in the depths of poverty and can no longer... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Miki Fujitani, Yûko Fujimori, Kazuhiko Kanayama

Votes: 198

27. Nyotai sanbashi (1958)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Another world of illicit pleasures lies beneath the glittering neon surface of Tokyo.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Akemi Tsukushi, Yôko Mihara, Shigeru Ogura

Votes: 34

28. Karate Inferno (1974)

86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A former police captain recruits a group of deadly murderers to remove the corrupt and mafia Yakuza . Their first task is to intercept a briefcase from a band that trafficked drugs.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiji Gô, Yutaka Nakajima, Etsuko Shihomi

Votes: 97

29. Bakuhatsu! Boso yugi (1976)

86 min | Action, Crime

6.2
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Teruo Ishii's West Side Story, done as a bloody, violent, sexploitative biker gang film. It's the Red Chilis versus the Black Cats, and the chick who just may heal the divide.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Kôichi Iwaki, Yutaka Nakajima, Yumi Takigawa, Masami Kuwajima

Votes: 30

30. Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai, Yûji Hori, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 229

31. The Shiinomi School (1955)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Both the young sons of a professor are stricken by polio. The elder son dreams of starting a school for lame children and his father fulfills it. In the midst of an agile, outdoor daily life in this special school, one of the student dies.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Kyôko Kagawa, Yukiko Shimazaki, Jûkichi Uno, Ranko Hanai

Votes: 45

32. The Tale of Jiro (1955)

99 min | Drama

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Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Ichirô Ryûzaki, Junko Ikeuchi, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 8

33. Hijirimen bakuto (1972)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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With her first love that unfolded in the battlefield in her heart, and with a short sword and a pillbox as her weapons, female gambler Okatsu the Tiger Lily travels from gambling site to gambling site.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Eiko Nakamura, Bunta Sugawara, Sanae Tsuchida, Reiko Ike

Votes: 51

34. Great Jailbreak (1975)

91 min | Action, Crime

5.7
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A group of prisoners attempts to break out of the Abashiri Prison.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Nana Kinomi, Bunta Sugawara, Eiji Gô

Votes: 23

35. Sûpâ jaiantsu - Kaiseijin no majô (1957)

51 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

5.6
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The 3rd Super Giant film, in which he saves Earth from the threat of the reptile-like Kapia Aliens. (Part 1 of 2)

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Minako Yamada, Masao Takamatsu, Ryo Iwashita

Votes: 29

36. Abashiri bangaichi: Kettô reika 30 do (1967)

88 min | Action, Crime

6.6
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kanjûrô Arashi, Kunie Tanaka, Hiyumi Yoshino

Votes: 5

37. Bakuhatsu! Boso zoku (1975)

86 min | Action, Crime

5.1
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Wild-hearted mechanic boy Iwaki falls in love with the innocent but gang tied Michiko.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kôichi Iwaki, Tomoko Ai, Junko Matsudaira

Votes: 15

38. A Mother's Love (1950)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Nijiko Kiyokawa, Musei Tokugawa, Yatarô Kurokawa, Yoshiko Tsubouchi

Votes: 5

39. Abashiri bangaichi: Bôkyô hen (1965)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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Shin'Ichi returns home to visit his mother's grave. Upon returning he finds the mess that his previous reckless behavior left behind. His old boss, Asahi, was attacked after Shin'Ichi left and was forced to give up a lot of of his power.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Naoki Sugiura, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 33

40. Gang and G-Men 2 (1963)

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Harumi Sone, Tetsurô Tanba, Kôji Tsuruta, Tatsuo Umemiya

41. The Shogun's Vault (1964)

93 min | Crime

5.8
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A new prisoner arrives at a prison where the prisoners have their own obscene culture. There he gets involved in a plot to steal government gold from the Shogun's vault.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Chiezô Kataoka, Tetsurô Tanba, Tôru Abe

Votes: 18

42. Zoku Abashiri bangaichi (1965)

87 min | Crime

6.5
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Tachibana has completed his three years in prison and returns to the streets. He and his old cell mate wants a new life as ex-prisoners, but by chance they come across some jewels from a bloody bank robbery.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Michiko Saga, Tôru Abe, Kunie Tanaka

Votes: 26

43. Nyotai uzumaki-shima (1960)

76 min | Crime

6.1
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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Yôko Mihara, Teruo Yoshida, Shigeru Amachi, Masayo Banri

Votes: 9

44. Nikutai joyû-goroshi: Go-nin no hanzaisha (1957)

74 min | Crime

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Shigeru Amachi, Masami Akimoto

45. Koroshiya ninbetsucho (1970)

93 min | Crime

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A companion piece to another Ishii directed picture from 1970, also starring Watase, Yoshida and Sato called PRISONERS' BACK LIST.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Teruo Yoshida, Yoshiko Fujita, Makoto Sato

46. Secret Agent 101 (1966)

90 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Muga Takewaki, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Teruo Yoshida, Kanjûrô Arashi

47. Death on the Mountain (1961)

87 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Itô, Takashi Wada, Kiyoshi Kodama, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 11

48. Abashiri Bangaichi: Aku eno Chôsen (1967)

90 min | Crime

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kanjûrô Arashi, Kunie Tanaka, Masonobu Hondaka

49. Sûpâ jaiantsu (1957)

49 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

5.3
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The 1st film in the Super Giant movie series, in which the title hero saves the world from foreign terrorsts threatening Japan with a nuclear attack (Part 1 of 2)

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 24

50. Kurosen chitai (1960)

79 min | Crime

7.2
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A reporter investigating a prostitution ring is framed for murder.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Kyôko Katsura, Yôko Mihara, Toshio Hosokawa

Votes: 63



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