UMass has a fairly rich collection of Noh and Kabuki performances on DVD. Also a little bit of bunraku.
You can find them by searching for particular titles in the library catalog.
Another way to go is to do an Advanced Search
subject keywords = No OR kabuki
format = DVDs
location = UM Reserves, Microforms, Media
We have a growing collection of samurai films at UMass. Most, but not all, have English subtitles and are Region 1 discs. A few exceptions have not been released in the North American market and were acquired from Japan. These are Region 2 discs and need to be played on a multi-region player or use special software on a computer. Ask at the Media desk if you are unsure what to do.
Here is some background reading called "Samurai Cinema 101" from Midnight Eye.