My Favorite Takashi Miike Films

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1.   Audition (1999) 

2.   Ichi the Killer (2001)

3.   13 Assassins (2010)

4.   Masters of Horror (2006)
4a. Episode: “Imprint”
(Cable/Television)

5.   Three… Extremes (2004)
5a. Segment: “Box”
(Anthology Film)

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1.   Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)

2.   Visitor Q (2001)

3.   Dead or Alive (1999)

4.   Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

5.   Ley Lines (1999)

6.   Blade of the Immortal (2017)

7.   Rainy Dog (1997)

8.   Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)

9.   Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

10. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

My Favorite Seijun Suzuki Films

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1.   Branded to Kill (1967)

2.   Youth of the Beast (1963)

3.   Gate of Flesh (1964)

4.   Story of a Prostitute (1965)

5.   Tokyo Drifter (1966)

6.   Tattooed Life (1965)

7.   Zigeunerweisen (1980)

8.   Fighting Elegy (1966)

9.   Everything Goes Wrong (1960)

10. Underworld Beauty (1958)

11. Yumeji (1991)

12. Kagero-za (1981)

13. Kanto Wanderer (1963)

14. Detective Bureau 23: Go to Hell, Bastards! (1963)

15. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)

16. Princess Raccoon (2005)

17. Pistol Opera (2001)

My Favorite Yasujiro Ozu Films

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1.   Tokyo Story (1953)

2.   Late Spring (1949)

3.   An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

4.   I Was Born, But… (1932)

5.   Early Summer (1951)

6.   Tokyo Twilight (1957)

7.   Late Autumn (1960)

8.   The End of Summer (1961)

9.   Floating Weeds (1959)

10. Equinox Flower (1958)

11. The Only Son (1936)

12. Good Morning (1959)

13. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)

14. There Was a Father (1942)

15. Early Spring (1956)

16. Passing Fancy (1933)

17. Tokyo Chorus (1931)

18. Dragnet Girl (1933)

19. That Night’s Wife (1930)

20. Walk Cheerfully (1930)

My Favorite Nagisa Oshima Films

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1.   In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

2.   Gohatto (1999)
(a.k.a. Taboo)

3.   Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

4.   Death by Hanging (1968)

5.   The Sun’s Burial (1960)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

6.   Violence at Noon (1966)

7.   Empire of Passion (1978)

8.   Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)

9.   Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
(I saw it on and old VHS Tape)

10. Japanesse Summer: Double Suicide (1967)

11. Sing a Song of Sex (1967)

12. Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)

13. Max Mon Amour (1968)

My Favorite Mikio Naruse Films

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1.   Late Chrysanthemums (1954)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

2.   When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

3.   Every-Night Dreams (1933)

4.   Apart From You (1933)

5.   Street Without End (1934)

6.   No Blood Relation (1932)

7.   Flunky, Work Hard (1931)

My Favorite Kenji Mizoguchi Films

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1.   Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

2.   The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)

3.   Ugetsu (1953)

4.   The Life of Oharu (1952)

5.   Street of Shame (1956)

6.   Osaka Elegy (1936)

7.   Women of the Night (1948)

8.   Sisters of the Gion (1936)

9.   The 47 Ronin (1941)

My Favorite Hayao Miyazaki Films

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1.   Spirited Away (2001)

2.   My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

3.   The Wind Rises (2013)

4.   Princess Mononoke (1997)

5.   Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

6.   Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

7.   Porco Rosso (1992)

8.   Castle in the Sky (1986)

9.   Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

10. Ponyo (2008)

11. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

My Favorite Yasuzo Masumura Films

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1.   Red Angel (1966)

2.   Giants and Toys (1958)

3.   Blind Beast (1969)

4.   Black Test Car (1962)

5.   Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)

6.   Manji (1964)

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1.   Afraid to Die (1960)