Essential Japanese films (1 per director)

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Sansho Dayu [VHS]
1.  Sansho Dayu [VHS] VHS Kinuyo Tanaka
The list author says:
  "Mizoguchi. The world's greatest film-maker. See also: Ugetsu, Story of the Late Chrysanthemums,The Life of Oharu, Tales of the Taira Clan, Chikamatsu Monogatari, Osaka Elegy, The 47 Ronin"
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Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954]
2.  Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954] DVD ~ Toshir Mifune
The list author says:
  "Kurosawa. See: Rashomon, Throne of Blood, High and Low, Ikiru, Hidden Fortress, Ran, Yojimbo"
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Criterion Collection: Tokyo Story [DVD] [1953] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
3.  Criterion Collection: Tokyo Story [DVD] [1953] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Chish Ry
The list author says:
  "Ozu. See: Late Spring, Early Summer, I Was Born But, The End of Summer, The Only Son, Tokyo Twilight, Early Spring, An Autumn Afternoon"
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Spirited Away [DVD]
4.  Spirited Away [DVD] DVD ~ Daveigh Chase
The list author says:
  "Miyazaki. See: My Neighbour Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa"
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Human Condition 1 [DVD] [1960] [US Import] [NTSC]
5.  Human Condition 1 [DVD] [1960] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
The list author says:
  "Kobayashi. See: parts 2+3 of this trilogy, Kwaidan, Hara-Kiri, Rebellion"
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Hana-Bi [DVD] [1998]
6.  Hana-Bi [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Takeshi Kitano
The list author says:
  "Kitano. See: Sonatine, Kikujiro, Dolls, Zatoichi"
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Eel [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
7.  Eel [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Kji Yakusho
The list author says:
  "Imamura. See: Vengeance is Mine, Ballad of Narayama"
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Naruse: Volume One (Repast / Sound of the Mountain / Flowing) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD]
8.  Naruse: Volume One (Repast / Sound of the Mountain / Flowing) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] DVD ~ Ken Uehara
The list author says:
  "Naruse. See: Floating Clouds, Wife be like a Rose"
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Branded To Kill [DVD]
9.  Branded To Kill [DVD] DVD ~ J Shishido
The list author says:
  "Suzuki. See: Princess Raccoon, Tokyo Drifter, Pistol Opera"
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In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida) [DVD] [1991]
10.  In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida) [DVD] [1991] DVD ~ Tatsuya Fuji
The list author says:
  "Oshima. See: Death by Hanging, Gohatto"
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Maborosi [DVD] [1996] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
11.  Maborosi [DVD] [1996] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Makiko Esumi
The list author says:
  "Kore-eda. See: After Life, Nobody Knows"
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Humanity & Paper Balloons [DVD]
12.  Humanity & Paper Balloons [DVD] DVD ~ Chjr Kawarasaki
The list author says:
  "Yamanaka. See: The Pot worth a Million Ryo"
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Audition (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2001]
13.  Audition (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ryo Ishibashi
The list author says:
  "Miike. See: Visitor Q, Ichi the Killer"
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Red Angel [DVD]
14.  Red Angel [DVD] DVD ~ Ayako Wakao
The list author says:
  "Masumura. See: The Hoodlum Soldier."
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The Twilight Samurai [2004] [DVD]
15.  The Twilight Samurai [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ Hiroyuki Sanada
The list author says:
  "Yamada. See: Home from the Sea"
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Onibaba [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1964]
16.  Onibaba [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1964] DVD ~ Kei Sato
The list author says:
  "Shindo. See: The (Naked) Island"
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Woman in the Dunes [DVD] [1964] [US Import] [NTSC]
17.  Woman in the Dunes [DVD] [1964] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Eiji Okada
The list author says:
  "Teshigahara. See: Pitfall."
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An Actor's Revenge [1962] [DVD] [1967]
18.  An Actor's Revenge [1962] [DVD] [1967] DVD ~ Kazuo Hasegawa
The list author says:
  "Ichikawa. See: Enjo, The Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain, Tokyo Olympiad"
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Ring (1998) [DVD] [2000]
19.  Ring (1998) [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Nanako Matsushima
The list author says:
  "Nakata. See: Dark Water"
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Grave of the Fireflies [DVD]
20.  Grave of the Fireflies [DVD] DVD ~ Tsutomu Tatsumi
The list author says:
  "Takahata."
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A Snake Of June [DVD] [2003]
21.  A Snake Of June [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Asuka Kurosawa
The list author says:
  "Tsukamoto. See: Tetsuo"
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Eureka [DVD] [2001]
22.  Eureka [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Kji Yakusho
The list author says:
  "Aoyama."
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Battle Royale [DVD] [2001]
23.  Battle Royale [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Tatsuya Fujiwara
The list author says:
  "Fukasaku. See: Graveyard of Honour."
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Akira - The Ultimate Collection [1991] [DVD]
24.  Akira - The Ultimate Collection [1991] [DVD] DVD ~ Nozomu Sasaki
The list author says:
  "Otomo."
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Twenty-four Eyes - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1954]
25.  Twenty-four Eyes - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1954] DVD ~ Hideki Gko
The list author says:
  "Kinoshita."
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