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Nobuko Otowa
Director: Kaneto Shindo Cast: Nobuko Otowa
Nobuko Otowa
, Jitsuko Yoshimura
Jitsuko Yoshimura
, Kei Sato
Kei Sato
Kaneto Shindo
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Nobuko Otowa
Director: Kaneto Shindo Cast: Nobuko Otowa
Nobuko Otowa
, Jitsuko Yoshimura
Jitsuko Yoshimura
, Kei Sato
Kei Sato
Kaneto Shindo

Blu-ray (Subtitled)

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Overview

A landmark in fantasy cinema, this lyrical ghost story is set in medieval Japan amid a bloody conflict between rival fiefdoms. While the warrior Kichi's impoverished wife (Jitsuko Yoshimura) and mother (Nobuko Otowa) wait for his return from battle, they maintain a humble existence by luring lost soldiers into the surrounding fields of tall grass and murdering them in order to sell their armor and weapons for food; the bodies are then disposed of in a deep cavern. After learning that her son has been killed in battle, Otowa begins to concoct a scheme to frighten her daughter-in-law into staying at home with her indefinitely. After killing a soldier clad in a hideous demon mask -- which hides his grotesque, scarred face -- the mother dons the mask and succeeds in frightening Yoshimura away from her new lover's house. To her own horror, the mother quickly discovers that the mask is now securely stuck to her face, and her attempts to remove it culminate in the greatest horror of all. Fraught with sexual tension, nefarious schemes, and Freudian symbolism, this compelling masterpiece, by turns hypnotically beautiful and shockingly brutal, represents the finest in horror filmmaking, driven by powerful imagery and aided by sumptuous black-and-white photography.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2021
UPC: 0715515264914
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 8,252

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nobuko Otowa Woman
Jitsuko Yoshimura The Daughter-inLaw,Young Woman
Kei Sato Hachi Farmer
Jukichi Uno Samurai
Taiji Tonoyama Ushi

Technical Credits
Kaneto Shindo Director,Art Director,Screenwriter
Toshio Enoki Editor
Hikaru Hayashi Score Composer
Toshio Konya Producer
Kiyomi Kuroda Cinematographer
Tetsuya Ohashi Sound/Sound Designer

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