Kuroneko [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Kuroneko [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Kaneto Shindo Cast: Kichiemon Nakamura (2nd)
Kichiemon Nakamura (2nd)
, Nobuko Otowa
Nobuko Otowa
, Kiwako Taichi
Kiwako Taichi
, Kei Sato
Kei Sato
Kaneto Shindo
Kuroneko [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Kuroneko [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Kaneto Shindo Cast: Kichiemon Nakamura (2nd)
Kichiemon Nakamura (2nd)
, Nobuko Otowa
Nobuko Otowa
, Kiwako Taichi
Kiwako Taichi
, Kei Sato
Kei Sato
Kaneto Shindo

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Overview

Set in feudal Japan, this atmospheric and violent ghost story (whose title literally translates as The Black Cat in the Bush) begins with the brutal murder of two women by a band of mercenary samurai, whose leader is subsequently tracked down, seduced, and murdered by a young woman possessed by the shape-shifting specter of his victim. Called upon to avenge the warrior's death is none other than the woman's former husband, who has been ordered by his superiors to assassinate the guilty party. Plot twists abound as the older, vengeful spirit seeks to exact poetic justice despite the younger ghost's reluctance to destroy the man who once loved her. Though not on the epic level of Kwaidan or Onibaba, this adaptation of an ancient folk tale benefits from the same cultural richness, as well as a touch of social allegory.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
UPC: 0715515087810
Original Release: 1968
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 318

Special Features

Video interview with Director Kaneto Shindo from the Directors Guild of Japan; ; New video interview with film critic Tadao Sato; ; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kichiemon Nakamura (2nd) Gintoki
Nobuko Otowa Yone (Mother)
Kiwako Taichi Shige (Daughter-in-Law)
Kei Sato Raiko
Taiji Tonoyama Farmer
Rokko Toura Samurai
Hideo Kanze Mikado
Julie Benz Annie Garrett
Christopher Cousins John Oaks
Patrick Day Motel Manager
Juliette Goglia Colleen O'Brian
Marsha Mason Mary Lou O'Brian
Paul Le Mat Guido Levits
Gage Golightly Taylor Garrett
John Livingston Ross Garrett
Robert Pine Douglas McCloud
Hikaru Hayashi Composer

Technical Credits
Nobuyo Horiba Executive Producer,Producer
Kazuo Kuwahara Executive Producer
Setsuo Noto Executive Producer
Kaneto Shindo Director,Screenwriter
Nichiei Shinsha Producer
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