Kwaidan Movie Review 1964

Information and Film Reviews for Kwaidan the Movie

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A haunting, stylized quartet of supernatural stories, each with a surprise ending. Adapted from the stories of Lafcadio Hearn, an American author who lived in Japan just before the turn of the century. The visual effects are splendid. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 164 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Supernatural Horror, Anthology, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Yoko Mizuki
Cast
Michiyo Aratama, Rentaro Mikuni, Katsuo Nakamura, Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Takashi Shimura
Cinematography
Yoshio Miyajima
Director
Masaki Kobayashi
Music
Toru Takemitsu
Producer
Bungei Production, Ninjin Club, Toho Films

Awards

Cannes 1965: Grand Jury Prize.

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