Kuro-obi (Black Belt)
Kuro-obi (Black Belt) (2007)

Director Shunichi Nagasaki and screenwriter George Iida ponder the delicate balance between fierce confrontation and moral reflection as related to the realm of defensive martial arts in this thoughtful tale of two students divided by their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Like a 1962 martial-arts movie, influenced by the landscape of American Westerns and relying on A-to-B storytelling, villains and heroes unfettered by backstory or motive.

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El Hombre Invisible
Set in the early years of the Showa Era in Japan, the story revolves around three men who aspire to receive the "kuro-obi" that can go only to the… More
JY Skacto
"Real Fight, Real Karate, Real Japan." That tag line about sums up this karate action drama picture from Shunichi Nagasaki.<p>Set in… More