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The Apu Trilogy

Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration.

The Complete Jean Vigo

2018 celebrates new 4k restorations of Jean Vigo’s entire filmography.

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight

While on the road, Zatoichi befriends a young mother right before she is savagely murdered. Promising her that he will hand over her baby to its father, the blind masseur embarks on an adventure both sentimental and beset by perilous action.

Kenji Misumi 1964
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Ingmar Bergman's Cinema: A Centennial Retrospective

Join Janus Films in 2018 as we celebrate the centennial of the Swedish director’s birth with a traveling retrospective of all of his theatrical films!

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

This exploitation-cinema classic took the action and graphic violence of the Lone Wolf and Cub series to delirious new heights.

Kenji Misumi 1972
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons

Balancing physical action with Buddhist musings on life and death, the most spiritual of the Lone Wolf and Cub films finds Ogami’s combat skills put to the test by five different warrior-messengers.

Kenji Misumi 1973
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades

The third Lone Wolf and Cub film follows Itto Ogami and Daigoro as they stumble upon a crime scene involving a group of lowlife swordsmen from the watari-kashi class.

Kenji Misumi 1972
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

The inaugural film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series immediately thrust Itto Ogami into the ranks of the all-time great samurai movie icons.

Kenji Misumi 1972
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The Marseille Trilogy

Marcel Pagnol’s epic love story hunkers down on the waterfront of Marseille, where restless young barkeep Marius is in love with the cockle monger Fanny but cannot quell his wanderlust.

Samaritan Zatoichi

Hired by a yakuza boss to eliminate an accused debtor, Zatoichi fulfills his task, only to witness the victim’s sister paying the owed amount minutes later. When the crime lord tries to possess the woman along with the cash, the blind swordsman wrestles with the injustice he has caused.

Kenji Misumi 1968
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The Tale of Zatoichi

The epic saga of Zatoichi begins.

Kenji Misumi 1962
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Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

Kenji Misumi, who directed the first installment of the Zatoichi series, returns with this tale in which the blind swordsman once again finds himself the protector of a child: a little girl pursued by both devious family members and bloodthirsty ruffians.

Kenji Misumi 1965
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Zatoichi Challenged

A dying woman begs Zatoichi to reunite her son with the father he has never met, but when the blind masseur searches for the man, he discovers that he has been forced by a local yakuza boss to pay off his gambling debts in an unusual way: by painting illegal erotica.

Kenji Misumi 1967
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Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

Cowritten by star Shintaro Katsu, this adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes: a blind yakuza boss whose reign of terror and exploitation has made him nearly mythic.

Kenji Misumi 1970
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