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Japan

Program Title: Kwaidan
EASC Code: JK-14
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer:
Release Date: 1964
Running Time: 161 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: "Kwaidan is a masterpiece of pure cinema. Director Masaki Kobayashi weaves together four strange, sometimes unsettling tales of the spirit world into a film that is hypnotic, beautiful and surreal, and crafted with absolute technical perfection in terms of use of color, widescreen, and geometric lines to frame, break up, or lead the eye further into his picture. To experience this movie is to place yourself in the hands of a master craftsman."
Data Entry Date: 2/14/2000