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The Gold Rush (1925)
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directed by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977; produced by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, Charles Chaplin Productions; performed by Georgia Hale, 1905-1985, Tom Murray, 1874-1975, Mack Swain, 1876-1935 and Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1925), 1 hour 29 mins
Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character. Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring such t...
directed by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977; produced by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, Charles Chaplin Productions; performed by Georgia Hale, 1905-1985, Tom Murray, 1874-1975, Mack Swain, 1876-1935 and Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1925), 1 hour 29 mins
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Red Beard
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Samejima Yoshiko, fl. 1957-1967; produced by Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997 and Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Kuwano Miyuki, 1972-, Dan Reiko, 1935-2003, Yamazaki Tsutomu, 1936-, Kayama Yûzô, 1937- and Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1965), 3 hours 5 mins
A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa’s Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guid...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Samejima Yoshiko, fl. 1957-1967; produced by Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997 and Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Kuwano Miyuki, 1972-, Dan Reiko, 1935-2003, Yamazaki Tsutomu, 1936-, Kayama Yûzô, 1937- and Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1965), 3 hours 5 mins
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Stranger Than Paradise
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directed by Jim Jarmusch, 1953-; produced by Otto Grokenberger, fl. 1984-2001 and Sara Driver, fl. 1989; performed by Richard Edson, 1954-, Eszter Balint, 1966- and John Lurie, 1952- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1984), 1 hour 29 mins
Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie (John Lurie), his pal Eddie (Richard Edson), and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva (Eszter Balint) always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb. With i...
directed by Jim Jarmusch, 1953-; produced by Otto Grokenberger, fl. 1984-2001 and Sara Driver, fl. 1989; performed by Richard Edson, 1954-, Eszter Balint, 1966- and John Lurie, 1952- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1984), 1 hour 29 mins
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Vengeance is Mine
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directed by Shōhei Imamura, 1926-2006; produced by Kazuo Inoue, fl. 1979-2011; performed by Chôchô Miyako, 1920-2000, Mikuni Rentarô, 1923-2013 and Ken Ogata, 1937-2008 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1979), 2 hours 21 mins
A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny exam...
directed by Shōhei Imamura, 1926-2006; produced by Kazuo Inoue, fl. 1979-2011; performed by Chôchô Miyako, 1920-2000, Mikuni Rentarô, 1923-2013 and Ken Ogata, 1937-2008 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1979), 2 hours 21 mins
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The Bad Sleep Well
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Kurihara Shoji, fl. 1960; produced by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999 and Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 31 mins
A young executive hunts down his father’s killer in director Akira Kurosawa’s scathing The Bad Sleep Well. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan.
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Kurihara Shoji, fl. 1960; produced by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999 and Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 31 mins
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Caterpillar
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directed by Koji Wakamatsu, 1936-2012; designed by Makie Miyamoto, fl. 1995-2010; produced by Koji Wakamatsu, 1936-2012 and Noriko Ozaki, fl. 2010, Skhole Co. and Wakamatsu Production; performed by Emi Masuda, fl. 2010, Keigo Kasuya, fl. 2010 and Shinobu Terajima, 1972- (Kino Lorber, 2010), 1 hour 25 mins
Set during the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Caterpillar tells the story of a Japanese soldier who returns home horrifically mutilated. Liutenant Kurokawa is literally nothing but a human torso: he has lost both his arms and legs, and with burns covering half his face, he is also unable to speak. His wife,...
directed by Koji Wakamatsu, 1936-2012; designed by Makie Miyamoto, fl. 1995-2010; produced by Koji Wakamatsu, 1936-2012 and Noriko Ozaki, fl. 2010, Skhole Co. and Wakamatsu Production; performed by Emi Masuda, fl. 2010, Keigo Kasuya, fl. 2010 and Shinobu Terajima, 1972- (Kino Lorber, 2010), 1 hour 25 mins
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The Gold Rush (1942)
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directed by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977; produced by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, Charles Chaplin Productions; performed by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, Mack Swain, 1876-1935 and Tom Murray, 1874-1975 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1942), 1 hour 12 mins
Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character. Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring such t...
directed by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977; produced by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, Charles Chaplin Productions; performed by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, Mack Swain, 1876-1935 and Tom Murray, 1874-1975 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1942), 1 hour 12 mins
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The Hidden Fortress
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Katô Masahiro, fl. 1961; produced by Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979 and Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999, Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999, Fujiwara Kamatari, 1905-1985 and Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 2 hours 19 mins
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conni...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Katô Masahiro, fl. 1961; produced by Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979 and Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999, Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999, Fujiwara Kamatari, 1905-1985 and Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 2 hours 19 mins
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Passing Fancy
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Den Obinata, fl. 1933, Nobuko Fushimi, fl. 1933 and Sakamoto Takeshi, 1899-1974 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 40 mins
The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi (played wonderfully by Takeshi Sakamoto), Passing Fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship. With an ever more sophisticated visual style and understanding of fragile human relationships, Ozu seamlessly...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Den Obinata, fl. 1933, Nobuko Fushimi, fl. 1933 and Sakamoto Takeshi, 1899-1974 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 40 mins
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Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog
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directed by Yôichi Sai, 1949-; produced by Hisamatsu Takeo, fl. 2014 and Ichiro Yamamoto, fl. 2002, Shochiku Company (Chicago, IL: Music Box Films, 2004), 1 hour 40 mins
The documentary-like story of a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill. We follow Quill from the litter, his selection to become a guide, his life with a foster family until his first birthday, followed by highly specialized schooling in guiding the sightless. He is then paired with a blind...
directed by Yôichi Sai, 1949-; produced by Hisamatsu Takeo, fl. 2014 and Ichiro Yamamoto, fl. 2002, Shochiku Company (Chicago, IL: Music Box Films, 2004), 1 hour 40 mins
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