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


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#1 of 16 Brook K

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Posted August 11 2006 - 07:40 AM

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)

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#2 of 16 Brook K

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Posted August 11 2006 - 07:45 AM

*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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2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#3 of 16 SteveGon

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Posted August 11 2006 - 04:25 PM

The Hidden Blade ****
Twilight Samurai ****
Home from the Sea ***
A Distant Cry from Spring ***Posted Image
The Yellow Handkerchief ***
The Village ***Posted Image
Final Take ***


#4 of 16 Jim_K

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Posted August 12 2006 - 01:38 AM

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YOJI YAMADA (1931 -     )


Younger Brother (2010)

Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

Love and Honor (2006)
The Hidden Blade (2004) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Twilight Samurai (2002) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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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#5 of 16 Bill McA

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Posted August 12 2006 - 05:20 AM

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Kabei: Our Mother (2008) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Love and Honor (2006)
The Hidden Blade (2004)
The Twilight Samurai (2002) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Gakko IV (2000)
Gakko III (1998)
Niji o tsukamu otoko (1996)
Gakko II (1996)
Tora-san 48 the Final (1995)
Tora-san 47 (1994)
Tora-san's Matchmaker (1993)
Gakko (1993)
Tora-San Makes Excuses (1992)
Tora-san Confesses (1991)
My Sons (1991)
Tora-san Takes a Vacation (1990)
Tora-san, My Uncle (1989)
Tora-San Goes to Vienna (1989)
Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial (1988)
Downtown Heroes (1988)
Tora-san Plays Daddy (1987)
Tora-san Goes North (1987)
Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy (1986)
Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986)
Tora-san's Island Encounter (1985)
Tora-san, the Go-between (1985)
Tora-san's Forbidden Love (1984)
Marriage Counselor Tora-san (1984)
Tora-san Goes Religious? (1983)
Tora-san's Song of Love (1983)
Tora-san, the Expert (1982)
Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san (1982)
Tora-san's Promise (1981)
Tora-san's Love in Osaka (1981)
Foster Daddy, Tora! (1980)
A Distant Cry from Spring (1980)
Tora's Tropical Fever (1980)
Tora-san's Dream of Spring (1979)
Tora-san, the Matchmaker (1979)
Talk of the Town Tora-san (1978)
Stage-struck Tora-san (1978)
Tora-san Plays Cupid (1977)
The Yellow Handkerchief (1977) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Tora-san Meets His Lordship (1977)
Tora's Pure Love (1976)
Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (1976) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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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#6 of 16 SteveGon

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Posted November 05 2006 - 04:25 PM

Home from the Sea *** out of ****

#7 of 16 Martin Teller

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Posted November 06 2006 - 05:42 AM

The Twilight Samurai (2002) - 7/10

#8 of 16 SteveGon

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Posted November 12 2006 - 04:16 PM

A Distant Cry from Spring ***1/2 out of ****

#9 of 16 SteveGon

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Posted December 17 2006 - 04:02 PM

The Yellow Handkerchief *** out of ****

#10 of 16 SteveGon

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Posted December 24 2006 - 04:41 PM

The Village ***1/2 out of ****

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Posted January 08 2007 - 12:32 AM

Final Take *** out of ****

#12 of 16 SteveGon

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Posted February 08 2007 - 06:18 AM

The Hidden Blade **** out of ****

#13 of 16 Bill McA

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Posted July 22 2008 - 12:33 PM

UPDATED:

The Yellow Handkerchief (1977) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#14 of 16 Bill McA

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Posted August 10 2008 - 05:30 AM

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Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (1976) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#15 of 16 Brook K

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Posted July 09 2010 - 08:56 AM

Updated:


The Hidden Blade - B+


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#16 of 16 Bill McA

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Posted June 16 2011 - 01:45 PM

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Kabei: Our Mother (2008) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Seen 4

Own 0