Kwaidan

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Horror

Four short supernatural stories based on the tales of Lafcadio Hearn, an American who settled in Japan in 1890 and eventually became a citizen of that country, comprise KWAIDAN. Directed with an eerie visual sense by Masaki Kobayashi and containing some spectacular art direction by Shigemasa Toda, the stories each involve an encounter with a ghost--in Hearn's...read more

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03:58 — After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears drama (more…)
(Movie Clip) Hoichi, the Earless
Singer Hoichi (Katsuo Nakamura) is painted with holy scripture by priests hoping to protect him from ghosts in Hoichi, The Earless, the third segment (more…)
(Movie Clip) In a Cup of Tea
Samurai Kannai (Ganemon Nakamura) is alarmed when the image of another warrior (Noburu Nakaya) appears in his teacup, from In a Cup of Tea, in the hor (more…)
(Movie Clip) The Black Hair
The remorseful Samurai (Rentaro Mikuni) awakens after his first night home with his first wife, in The Black Hair, the opening segment of director Mas (more…)
(Movie Clip) The Woman of the Snow
The Snow Maiden (Keiko Kishi) appears before the woodcutter Minikichi (Tatsuya Nakadai) in The Woman of the Snow, the second segment of director Masak (more…)

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  • Review: Four short supernatural stories based on the tales of Lafcadio Hearn, an American who settled in Japan in 1890 and eventually became a citizen of that country, comprise KWAIDAN. Directed with an eerie visual sense by Masaki Kobayashi and containing some sp… (more)

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