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Kikushima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

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Most widely held works about Ryūzō Kikushima
 
Most widely held works by Ryūzō Kikushima
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

41 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Yōjinbō( Visual )

47 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness. Includes theatrical trailer
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willis is John Smith, a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two rival crime families. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances between them, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, he takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to remain the Last Man Standing
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki When a woman ascends the stairs( Visual )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widow with family obligations, Keiko is the madam of an upstairs bar in the exclusive Ginza district of Tokyo. As she approaches 30, she realizes that her life is at a crossroads; she must either go into business and open her own bar, or marry
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an exiled princess, a masterful warrior, and two bungling misfits in search of gold
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichiro, a young painter, and Miyako, a beautiful young soprano, happen to be staying at the same inn when a photographer for a cheap tabloid takes a picture of them. It later appears in an inflamatory article creating a scandal for the two of them. Ichiro decides to sue the publisher and agrees to hire an impoverished attorney who desperately needs money to care for his sick daughter. The attorney is forced to choose between honor or money when the magazine publisher attempts to bribe him
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skilled but slovenly ronin comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders and manages to keep them out of trouble and alive in spite of their high ideals
Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, the wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage."--Container
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Tokyo during the late 1940's, the film captures the chaos and humiliation that existed in Japan immediately after World War II. When detective Murakami loses his revolver he must descend into Tokyo's underworld and face the killer who has taken it
Afraid to die Karakkaze yarō( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After finishing his prison sentence for killing a mob boss, Asahina reluctantly re-enters society where he tries to stay one step ahead of the mob
Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Tokyo during the late 1940's, the film captures the chaos and humiliation that existed in Japan immediately after World War II. When detective Murakami loses his revolver he must descend into Tokyo's underworld and face the killer who has taken it
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1957 film Throne of Blood (i.e. Kumonosujo ), which was in turn an adaptation William Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Japanese post-war corruption and hierarchical abuse in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan echoes Shakespeare's Hamlet. The illegitimate son of a low-level functionary pursues the perpetrators of a high-level corporate scandal. Believing that they drove his father to suicide--to protect their schemes--the son seeks vengeance for his father. To gain access to the halls of power, he marries the head of corporation's daughter
High and low Tengoku to jigoku( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist and corporate Machiavelli on the brink of unrivalled succcess in the Japanese shoe industry when he becomes the target of extortion. But in a cruel twist of fate, it is his chauffer's son who is kidnapped in his own son's place -- and so Gondo must choose to either pay the huge ransom and lose his empire, or else take responsibility for the boy's life
The hidden fortress Kakushitoride no san-akunin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an exiled princess, a masterful warrior, and two bungling misfits in search of gold
Red beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in Japanese and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the touching relationship that develops between a vain young doctor and a compassionate clinic director
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kumonosujō
Alternative Names
Kikujima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

Kikushima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

Ryuzo, Kikushima

Ryuzo, Kikushima 1914-1989

キクシマ, リュウゾウ 1914-1989

菊島, 隆三 1914-1989

菊島, 隆蔵

菊島隆三

菊島隆三 1914-1989

菊嶋隆蔵 1914-1989

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