Release : 1964-12-29
Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime : 183 minutes
Company : Bungei, Toho Company, Ltd., Ninjin Club, Toyo Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Cast : Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Rentarô Mikuni, Kenjiro Ishiyama, Ranko Akagi, Fumie Kitahara
Language : ja
Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning “ghost story,” this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior’s reflection in his teacup.
Bizarre, unearthly, terrifying— a nation’s legend, an author’s imagination, a director’s creation manifest in the superlative— Kwaidan