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Kwaidan [videorecording] / Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Ninjin Club production ; Janus Films
DVDs DVDs | Criterion Collection | c2000 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD K WORLD (JAPANESE))
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Imprint
[United States] : Criterion Collection, c2000.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (161 min.) : anamorphic; sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
The Criterion collection ; 90
The classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 90.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
System Det
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Note
In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Cast
Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Rentarō Mikuni, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiko Kishi, Katsuo Nakamura, Tetsurō Tanba, Kan'emon Nakamura, Osamu Takizawa, Haruko Sugimura.
Credits
Producer, Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay, Yoko Mizuki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi ; original story, Yakumo Koizumi (Lafcadio Hearn) ; director of photography, Yoshio Miyajima ; editor, Hisashi Sagara ; music, Tōru Takemitsu.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Based on the writings of the folklorist Lafcadio Hearn.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
Consists of four stories of the supernatural based on Japanese folk material. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out.
Contents
Kurokami = The black hair -- Yuki-onna = The woman of the snow -- Mimi nashi Hoichi no hanashi = Hoichi, the earless -- Chawan no naka = In a cup of tea.
Note
Speical features: original theatrical trailer.
Local Note
MW, 9-06
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Alt Title
Kaidan
Note
Also known as: Ghost stories
ISBN
0780023552
ISBN/ISSN
037429152027
Music #
KWA020 Criterion Collection
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