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Kwaidan (Kaidan)

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Starring (View all)
Michiyo Aratama Michiyo Aratama
First wife
Misako Watanabe Misako Watanabe
Second Wife
Rentaro Mikuni Rentaro Mikuni
Husband
Ranko Akagi Ranko Akagi
Mother
Fumie Kitahara Fumie Kitahara
(segment Kurokami)
Kappei Matsumoto Kappei Matsumoto
(segment Kurokami)
Yoshiko Ieda Yoshiko Ieda
(segment Kurokami)


Written by
Yôko Mizuki Yôko Mizuki
(screenplay)


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7 years, 2 months ago at Sep 13 14:30
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This is my review from chud.com in 2007 you can find the original formatting here; http://www.chud.com/13438/dvd-review-kwaidan-criterion-colection-region-2/

Kwaidan is an anthology based upon four short stories culled from the work of Lafcadio Hearn. The stories are from selected works, but two of the tales and the name come from his book Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Thi... read more
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
Release date: 22 November 1965
UPC: 037429152027
Tags: Horror (8), Anthology (6), Samurai (6), Japan (6), 1960s (5), Fantasy (4), 1964 (4), Buddhists (2), (2), Adaptation (2), Ghosts (2), Musician (2), Revenge (2), Anger (2), Reflection (2), Japanese (2), Witchcraft (2), Death (2), Divorce (1), HQ (1)
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