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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 23

This episode is a tragic tale of two orphan brothers. Both are skilled thieves who love the same woman, one wants to go straight and one wants to continue their crime spree. You can definitely get a sense that this … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 22

In this week’s episode: a good old fashioned murder mystery, complete with parlor scene. Plus, Midori has to come to terms with that problem wives of police detectives have had for centuries: it’s only a matter of time before your … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 21

In this episode, Sabu & Ichi take on a gang that is smuggling opium from Nagasaki, and using it to run an opium den in Edo. The gang all wear masks, but Sabu slashes one of their masks open and … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 20

Over the course of a lifetime, Ichi has killed and injured a lot of people with his sword-cane (although the “They were all bad” defense from True Lies actually does apply in his case). Now someone wants to avenge one … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 19

Merry Christmas, and best wishes of the season to people of all creeds and nations. Here’s a festive Sabu & Ichi episode to celebrate with. While it’s set in in early February rather than late December, this story does actually … Continue reading

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Golden Bat (1966) – live action movie (with Sonny Chiba)

December 21, 1966…a day that will live in…er, memory of a seriously fun movie released half a century ago. Filmed in widescreen Toeiscope, this low-budget gem manages to cram approximately 2.4 metric tons of fun into a 73 minute bag. … Continue reading

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Ninja Hattori-kun (1966) – Episode 01

This live-action TV series is the first of many adaptations of the popular manga series by Moto Abiko, one half of the legendary gag manga duo known as Fujiko Fujio. The 1980s anime series was a monster hit in Japan, … Continue reading

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