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Kwaidan: The Criterion Collection DVD

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"Kwaidan" (1964) is a four part Japanese horror film that is based on stories by Lafcadio Hearn, a Greek writer. He started his writing career in the United States at 19, and moved to Japan in the late 1800s. These four stories, "Black Hair," "The Woman of the Snow," "Hoichi the Earless" and "In a Cup of Tea," each tell a unique story. "Black Hair" tells of a samurai who leaves his wife only to return to her later in life, and be driven mad. "The Woman of the Snow" tells of two woodcutters to whom a witch appears during a snowstorm, terrorizing them. "Hoichi the Earless" is a tale of a blind musician, who is fulfilling the requests of a samurai ghost. "In a Cup of Tea" is a story of a samurai that becomes haunted after drinking from a cup of tea.
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Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 161 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Original Theatrical Trailer
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A solid movie of supernatural stories.

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Pros

  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Original

Cons

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    • Adult Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    A well done stylish movie that carries the four stories of supernatural events. All four are self contained and highly visual. They are in the usual japanese style of telling of the tale with no happy endings. If you are a film buff in particular of japanese movies this is one you should have in your collection. It is probably not for the casual watcher as it has some complexities in the telling that take a bit of understanding of the way that stories are told in Japan.

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