Directors The Return of the Return of the Director's Checklist - #505 - YOJI YAMADA

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    Longtime Japanese director famous for the Tora-San series (48 installments!) He also is the writer of another long-running series "Free & Easy" (currently at 17 installments), but has made a number of other films in between and received some notice for his recent hit Twilight Samurai

    Bushi no ichibun (2006) (filming)
    Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)
    ... aka The Hidden Blade
    Tasogare Seibei (2002)
    ... aka The Twilight Samurai (UK)
    15-Sai: Gakko IV (2000)
    ... aka A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen
    ... aka Fifteen
    Gakko III (1998)
    ... aka Gakko III: The New Voyage
    Niji o tsukamu otoko (1996)
    Gakko II (1996)
    ... aka A Class to Remember 2
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kurenai no hana (1995)
    ... aka Tora-san 48 the final
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Haikei, Kuruma Torajiro sama (1994)
    ... aka Tora-san 47
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no endan (1993)
    ... aka Tora-san 46
    ... aka Tora-san's Matchmaker
    Gakko (1993)
    ... aka A Class to Remember
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no seishun (1992)
    ... aka Tora-San Makes Excuses
    ... aka Tora-san 45
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no kokuhaku (1991)
    ... aka Tora-san 44
    ... aka Tora-san Confesses
    Musuko (1991)
    ... aka My Sons
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no kyuujitsu (1990)
    ... aka Tora-san 43
    ... aka Tora-san Takes a Vacation
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Boku no ojisan (1989)
    ... aka Tora-san 42
    ... aka Tora-san, My Uncle
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kokoro no tabiji (1989)
    ... aka Tora-San Goes to Vienna
    ... aka Tora-san 41
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro sarada kinenbi (1988)
    ... aka Tora-san 40
    ... aka Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial
    Dauntaun hirozu (1988)
    ... aka Downtown Heroes
    ... aka Hope and Pain
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro monogatari (1987)
    ... aka Tora-san 39
    ... aka Tora-san Plays Daddy
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shiretoko bojo (1987)
    ... aka It's Tough to Be a Man: Shiretako Longing
    ... aka Tora-san 38
    ... aka Tora-san Goes North (USA)
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shiawase no aoi tori (1986)
    ... aka Tora-san 37
    ... aka Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy
    Kinema no tenchi (1986)
    ... aka Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shibamata yori ai wo komete (1985)
    ... aka Tora-san 36
    ... aka Tora-san's Island Encounter
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro renaijuku (1985)
    ... aka Tora-san 35
    ... aka Tora-san, the Go-between
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro shinjitsu ichiro (1984)
    ... aka Tora-san 34
    ... aka Tora-san's Forbidden Love
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Yogiri ni musebu torajiro (1984)
    ... aka Marriage Counselor Tora-san
    ... aka Tora-san 33
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Kuchibue wo fuku Torajiro (1983)
    ... aka Tora-san 32
    ... aka Tora-san Goes Religious?
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Tabi to onna to Torajiro (1983)
    ... aka Tora-san 31
    ... aka Tora-san's Song of Love
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Hana mo arashi mo Torajiro (1982)
    ... aka Tora-san 30
    ... aka Tora-san, the Expert
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro ajisai no koi (1982)
    ... aka Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san
    ... aka Tora-san 29
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kamifusen (1981)
    ... aka Tora-san 28
    ... aka Tora-san's Promise
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Naniwa no koino torajiro (1981)
    ... aka Tora-san 27
    ... aka Tora-san's Love in Osaka
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kamome uta (1980)
    ... aka Foster Daddy, Tora!
    ... aka Tora-san 26
    Haruka naru yama no yobigoe (1980)
    ... aka A Distant Cry from Spring
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro haibisukasu no hana (1980)
    ... aka Tora's Tropical Fever
    ... aka Tora-san 25
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro haru no yume (1979)
    ... aka Tora-san 24
    ... aka Tora-san's Dream of Spring
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Tonderu torajiro (1979)
    ... aka Tora-san 23
    ... aka Tora-san, the Matchmaker
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Uwasa no torajiro (1978)
    ... aka Talk of the Town Tora-san
    ... aka Tora-san 22
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro wagamichi wo yuku (1978)
    ... aka Stage-struck Tora-san
    ... aka Tora-san 21
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro gambare! (1977)
    ... aka Tora-san 20
    ... aka Tora-san Plays Cupid
    Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (1977)
    ... aka The Yellow Handkerchief
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro to tonosama (1977)
    ... aka Tora-san 19
    ... aka Tora-san Meets His Lordship
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro junjoshishu (1976)
    ... aka Tora's Pure Love
    ... aka Tora-san 18
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro yuuyake koyake (1976)
    ... aka Tora-san 17
    ... aka Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Katsushika risshihen (1975)
    ... aka Tora-san 16
    ... aka Tora-san, the Intellectual
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro aiaigasa (1975)
    ... aka Tora-san 15
    ... aka Tora-san's Rise and Fall
    Harakara (1975)
    ... aka The Village
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro komoriuta (1974)
    ... aka Tora-san 14
    ... aka Tora-san's Lullaby
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro koiyatsure (1974)
    ... aka Tora-san 13
    ... aka Tora-san's Lovesick
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Watashi no tora-san (1973)
    ... aka Tora-san 12
    ... aka Tora-san Loves an Artist
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro wasurenagusa (1973)
    ... aka Tora-san 11
    ... aka Tora-san's Forget Me Not
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro yumemakura (1972)
    ... aka Tora-san 10
    ... aka Tora-san's Dream-Come-True
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shibamata bojo (1972)
    ... aka Tora-san 9
    ... aka Tora-san's Dear Old Home
    Kokyô (1972)
    ... aka Home from the Sea
    ... aka Hometown
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro koiuta (1971)
    ... aka Tora-san 8
    ... aka Tora-san's Love Call
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Funto hen (1971)
    ... aka Tora-san 7
    ... aka Tora-san, the Good Samaritan
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Junjo hen (1971)
    ... aka Tora-san 6
    ... aka Tora-san's Shattered Romance
    Kazoku (1970)
    ... aka A Wedding
    ... aka Where Spring Comes Late
    Otoko wa tsurai yo: Boukyou hen (1970)
    ... aka Tora-san 5
    ... aka Tora-san's Runaway
    Zoku otoko wa tsurai yo (1969)
    ... aka So Sad Is Man
    ... aka Tora-San's Cherished Mother
    ... aka Tora-San, Part 2
    Otoko wa tsurai yo (1969)
    ... aka Am I Trying
    ... aka It's Tough Being a Man
    ... aka Tora San Our Lovable Tramp
    Fukeba tobuyona otokodaga (1968)
    Ippatsu daiboken (1968)
    Un ga yokerya (1966)
    Natsukashii furaibo (1966)
    ... aka The Loveable Tramp
    Baka ga tanku de yatte kuru (1964)
    Baka marudai (1964)
     
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    *1. Home From the Sea - A- (Moving film about a family with a traditional island fishing business forced by economic pressures to leave their home)
    *2. The Village - B+ (Humorous and emotional film about a youth group who raise money so a theatrical troupe can perform a show in their rural farming village)
    3. The Twilight Samurai - B+

    4. The Hidden Blade - B+

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    The Hidden Blade ****
    Twilight Samurai ****
    Home from the Sea ***
    A Distant Cry from Spring ***[​IMG]
    The Yellow Handkerchief ***
    The Village ***[​IMG]
    Final Take ***
     
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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    YOJI YAMADA (1931 - )


    Younger Brother (2010)

    Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

    Love and Honor (2006)
    The Hidden Blade (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Twilight Samurai (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen (2000)
    Gakko III: The New Voyage (1998)
    Niji o tsukamu otoko (1996)
    Gakko II (1996)
    Tora-san 48 the final (1995)
    Tora-san 47 (1994)
    Tora-san 46 (1993)
    Gakko (1993)
    Tora-san 45 (1992)
    Tora-san 44 (1991)
    My Sons (1991)
    Tora-san 43 (1990)
    Tora-san 42 (1989)
    Tora-san 41 (1989)
    Tora-san 40 (1988)
    Downtown Heroes (1988)
    Tora-san 39 (1987)
    Tora-san 38 (1987)
    Tora-san 37 (1986)
    Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986)
    Tora-san 36 (1985)
    Tora-san 35 (1985)
    Tora-san 34 (1984)
    Tora-san 33 (1984)
    Tora-san 32 (1983)
    Tora-san 31 (1983)
    Tora-san 30 (1982)
    Tora-san 29 (1982)
    Tora-san 28 (1981)
    Tora-san 27 (1981)
    Tora-san 26 (1980)
    A Distant Cry from Spring (1980)
    Tora-san 25 (1980)
    Tora-san 24 (1979)
    Tora-san 23 (1979)
    Tora-san 22 (1978)
    Tora-san 21 (1978)
    Tora-san 20 (1977)
    The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)
    Tora-san 19 (1977)
    Tora-san 18 (1976)
    Tora-san 17 (1976)
    Tora-san 16 (1975)
    Tora-san 15 (1975)
    The Village (1975)
    Tora-san 14 (1974)
    Tora-san 13 (1974)
    Tora-san 12 (1973)
    Tora-san 11 (1973)
    Tora-san 10 (1972)
    Tora-san 9 (1972)
    Home from the Sea (1972)
    Tora-san 8 (1971)
    Tora-san 7 (1971)
    Tora-san 6 (1971)
    A Wedding (1970)
    Tora-san 5 (1970)
    Tora-San, Part 2 (1969)
    Am I Trying (1969)
    Fukeba tobuyona otokodaga (1968)
    Ippatsu daiboken (1968)
    Un ga yokerya (1966)
    The Loveable Tramp (1966)
    Baka ga tanku de yatte kuru (1964)
    Baka marudai (1964)
     
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    Ratings from
    Tora-san, the Intellectual (1975)
    Tora-san's Rise and Fall (1975)
    The Village (1975)
    Tora-san's Lullaby (1974)
    Tora-san's Lovesick (1974)
    Tora-san Loves an Artist (1973)
    Tora-san's Forget Me Not (1973)
    Tora-san's Dream-Come-True (1972)
    Tora-san's Dear Old Home (1972)
    Home from the Sea (1972)
    Tora-san's Love Call (1971)
    Tora-san, the Good Samaritan (1971)
    Tora-san's Shattered Romance (1971)
    A Wedding (1970)
    Tora-san's Runaway (1970)
    Tora-San's Cherished Mother (1969)
    Tora San Our Lovable Tramp (1969)
    Fukeba tobuyona otokodaga (1968)
    Ippatsu daiboken (1968)
    Un ga yokerya (1966)
    The Loveable Tramp (1966)
    Baka ga tanku de yatte kuru (1964)
    Baka marudai (1964)

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    Home from the Sea *** out of ****
     
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    The Twilight Samurai (2002) - 7/10
     
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    A Distant Cry from Spring ***1/2 out of ****
     
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    The Yellow Handkerchief *** out of ****
     
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    The Village ***1/2 out of ****
     
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    Final Take *** out of ****
     
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    The Hidden Blade **** out of ****
     
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    The Hidden Blade - B+
     
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    Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

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