WorldCat Identities

Okada, Eiji 1920-1995

Works: 99 works in 448 publications in 8 languages and 5,518 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Experimental films  Martial arts films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eiji Okada
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love. by Alain Resnais( Visual )

183 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unnamed pair consists of a Japanese man and a French woman in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with the consequences of war -- he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by acting in a motion picture while remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier
Suna no onna Woman in the dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

85 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young entomologist, trapped in a sandpit with an attractive widow, finds he is a prisoner
The ugly American by George Englund( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marlon Brando stars in this volatile political thriller based on the critically acclaimed best-selling book. A compasionate American ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan, Brando tries to keep the communists in the north from overrunning the weakened democracy in the south"--Container
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune
Ibun sarutobi sasuke Samurai spy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spy networks gather information for the clans supporting and opposing the shogunate."
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia
Tanin no kao The face of another by Hiroshi, 1927- Teshigahara( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations
Marlon Brando 4-movie collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A countess from Hong Kong: Russian émigré countess Natascha becomes a stowaway in the shipboard stateroom of U.S. diplomat Ogden in order to escape her life of forced prostitution in Hong Kong. Her plan is to blackmail her way to freedom in the States but Ogden has a mind of his own and can resist even the charms of a countess
Zatoichi by Tokuzō Tanaka( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The flip of a coin leads the blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi to his hometown, a place he has not visited in over two decades. Despite his extended hiatus, he finds that several people remember him from his hellcat youth, including a 'sister' that he never knew he had and the village's local government Superintendant. But things never stay quiet for the masseur for very long. An old face from Ichi's childhood, Shinbei, has hatched a nefarious plot to rob the town of thier valuable community quarry. The masseur is caught in the unenviable position of mediating the conflict between his former pal and the home of his youth, with neither side willing to budge. Can Ichi, the champion of the weak and oppressed, do the right thing, even if it pits him against his childhood chum?"--Container. The 25th movie in the series
The complete Lady Snowblood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, trained from childhood as an assassin and hellbent on revenge for her father's murder and her mother's rape, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, the influential cult classic Lady Snowblood and set in late nineteenth century Japan, is a bloody, beautiful extravaganza composed of one elegant widescreen composition
Uchū daikaijū Girara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a crew of scientists return from Mars with a sample of the space spores that contaminated their ship, they inadvertently bring about a nightmarish Earth invasion
Shurayukihime Lady Snowblood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trained in the arts of death by the priest who adopts her, Yuki sets out to find the four villains who destroyed her family"--Container
Shogun assassin by Kenji Misumi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogami meets five challengers on the road, and after defeating each one he receives part of his required fee. He also learns the story of a daimyo without a male heir who has registered his daughter as a son and raised her as a boy. Hired by the daimyo to eliminate a rogue lama with evil intentions on the throne, Ogami carries out his part of the bargain, then sets off for the daimyo's castle to set things right
Traffic jam by Mitsuo Kurotsuchi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the ordinary Japanese family who are caught in a heavy traffic jam and encounter various events on the way from Tokyo to their hometown on the New Year's Holiday season
Harukana jidai no kaidan o The stairway to the distant past( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broke, his vintage Nash convertible repossessed, private eye Mike Hama is reduced to combing the mean streets of the Yokohama waterfront on a borrowed bicycle. But when Lily, a beautiful stripper from out of Hama's past, returns to town, the fuse is lit on a criminal powder keg set to blow the lid off the Yokohama underworld. Hama's search for his long lost parents soon has him up to his neck in a simmering conspiracy pitting corrupt politicians, local Yakuza gangsters and the Taiwanese mafia against the mysterious 'Man in White.' Forced to admit the truth of his past to both himself and his plucky kid sister, Hama now must discover whether private eyes are born or made--if he can just keep from getting killed first
Mother [Okāsan]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mother is a portrait of silent sacrifice and secret strength. The Fukuharas' struggles reflect the hardships facing many working class families during the postwar era."--container
Kanojo to kare She and he( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman becomes discontent with the empty life she and her husband are leading. She attempts to reach out to the outside world and express her inner feelings with unexpected consequences
Zatoichi the blind swordsman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set contains seven adventures from the swordsman who comes fully armed with his trusty cane-sword, and a variety of cunning disguises
Ansatsu by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterless samurai suddenly ceases to back the feudal regime of which he is member and switches to the side of imperial forces
Mata au hi made by Tadashi Imai( Visual )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saburo and Keiko fall in love with each other but the tide of the war separates them
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love.
Alternative Names
Eiji Okada acteur japonais

Eiji Okada attore giapponese

Eiji Okada Japanese actor

Eiji Okada japanischer Schauspieler

Eiji Okada Japans acteur

Okada, Eiji 1920-

Эйдзи Окада

אייג'י אוקאדה

ايجي اوكادا

おかだえいじ 1920-1995

岡田英次 1920-1995

The ugly AmericanMarlon Brando 4-movie collectionShurayukihime Lady Snowblood