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This touring festival of cult Japanese films from the Sixties and Seventies kicks off at the National Film Theatre in London on November 3, before making its way across the UK and Ireland. Comprising 12 ultra-scarce film prints, this is a rare opportunity to see the films on the big screen.

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Funeral Parade Of Roses
Funeral Parade Of Roses
Sixties Japanese avante garde take on the Oedipus legend.
Sword Of Doom
Sword Of Doom
Dark tale of a lone, deadly samurai.
Zatoichi The Fugitive
Zatoichi The Fugitive
A blind swordsman returns to the village of his victim to make things right.
Pale Flower
Pale Flower
An ex con is seduced by the allure of a thrill-seeking female gambler, while returning to his old gang to settle a score.
School Of The Holy Beast
School Of The Holy Beast
A celebration of sadomasochism and other painful pleasures in a naughty nunnery.
Yakuza Graveyard
Yakuza Graveyard
An undercover cop drifts into a gangster lifestyle.
Jigoku
Jigoku
A young student's life spirals into catastrophe after he meets a mysterious young man.
Female Convict Scorpion: 
Jailhouse 41
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
A wrongly convicted prisoner goes on the run in classic arthouse sequel.
Branded To Kill
Branded To Kill
Japanese surrealist hitman tale from the 1967.
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