International Sales Catalogue

PRODUCT LIST of Title "K"

KING OF MAHJONG (1992)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
100 mins.

Directed by: Masaru Konuma
Kentaro Shimizu, Takanobu Hozumi

Shoichi Sakurai, a university student, had come to despise mahjong because of the ruinous effect it had on his gambling father. In spite of this, while watching his friends play mahjong, he firmly resolves to become an "invincible mahjong player." He learns everything he can through diligent self-study, then beats the unscrupulous mahjong gangsters to revenge his father's ruin! And then, he enters the realm of life or death mahjong...

* TV rights only

KING OF MAHJONG II (1993)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
70 mins.

Directed by: Masaru Konuma
Kentaro Shimizu, Ryota Nakanishi

Shoichi graduates from university, and gets a job at a real estate company. When he visits a hot spring town on a business trip with his boss, they become aware that an old couple, acquaintances of the boss, are in serious trouble. The old man, an ex-gambler, is facing a desperate situation because of intimidation by an emerging syndicate that is making a fortune through mahjong. Shoichi heads off for a mahjong contest with the gang...

* TV rights only

KING OF MAHJONG III (1994)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
95 mins.

Directed by: Masaru Konuma
Kentaro Shimizu, Shosuke Hirose

Shoichi leaves the real estate company and starts his own import business. He marries and has a son; his life seems perfect. But then he is tricked by an important politician and lured into a dubious mahjong contest. He descends into a world of "extraterritorial mahjong" that knows nothing of law, human rights, or even fair play...

* TV rights only

KING OF MAHJONG IV (1995)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
80 mins.

Directed by: Masaru Konuma
Kentaro Shimizu, Ryu Kano

Shoichi encounters a mysterious man, Sada, at a mahjong club. Sada speaks little, but plays with an absolutely dominating presence. Shoichi feels a real sense of intimidation. Later, he encounters the man once again, but in a totally unexpected place... Note that the real Shoichi Sakurai plays the role of Sada.

* TV rights only

KING OF MAHJONG V (1995)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
80 mins.

Directed by: Masaru Konuma
Kentaro Shimizu, Jiro Sakagami

Shoichi starts to spend time with a designer named Kyoko. Then, one day, Kyoko introduces him to her father, Mo, who had gained legendary status as a smuggler in the ruins of post-war Japan. Shoichi and Mo commence a mahjong contest...

* TV rights only

KING OF MAHJONG: ANOTHER STORY (1996)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
93 mins.

Directed by: Masaru Konuma
Ryu Kano, Tatsuo Nadaka

Mahjong, as played by the real Shoichi Sakurai in his early years, is carefully reconstructed in the movie. His amazing mahjong strategies are fully revealed for the first time!

* TV rights only

KING OF MAHJONG RETURNS (1998)

Drama
Theatrical Release in Japan: N/A
95 mins.

Directed by: Masaru Konuma
Kentaro Shimizu, Kentaro Nakakura

The mahjong technical prowess and passion of Shoichi has drawn the wrath of a jaded government official. "He is an affront to our national dignity! His unbeaten record must be brought to an end!" The powerful bureaucratic elite is destined to collide with the lone-wolf Shoichi within the confines of the mahjong table...

* TV rights only

KISS ME SO LONG I CAN'T BREATH (1999)

Yakuza
Theatrical Release in Japan: 2008/4/1
90 mins.

Directed by: Taegwan Kim
Atsuki Kato, Toshiya Nakamatsu

A young hit-man, Yamazaki, is ordered to kill a member of an opposing gang tomorrow, a man called Okumura. Yamazaki arranges to spend time with an escort to relax, but when she enters his room it's as if they are destined for one another. He tells her what he will do the next day, and she insists that he must kiss her endlessly when he returns. The next day she is summoned to a different man; it is Okumura... First feature-length movie by director Kim Taegwan.

* available for Taiwan and Mainland China only

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