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Kwaidan (1964)

12 01/06/1965 (JP) DramaFantasyHorror 3h 3m

Bizarre, unearthly, terrifying— a nation's legend, an author's imagination, a director's creation manifest in the superlative— Kwaidan

Overview

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior's reflection in his teacup.

  1. Masaki Kobayashi

    Director

  2. Lafcadio Hearn

    Novel

  3. Yoko Mizuki

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michiyo Aratama

    Michiyo Aratama

    First wife (segment "Kurokami")

  2. Misako Watanabe

    Misako Watanabe

    Second Wife (segment "Kurokami")

  3. Rentarô Mikuni

    Rentarô Mikuni

    Husband (segment "Kurokami")

  4. Kenjiro Ishiyama

    Kenjiro Ishiyama

    Father (segment "Kurokami")

  5. Ranko Akagi

    Mother (segment "Kurokami")

  6. Fumie Kitahara

    (segment "Kurokami")

  7. Kappei Matsumoto

    (segment "Kurokami")

  8. Yoshiko Ieda

    (segment "Kurokami")

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Full Cast & Crew

Kwaidan
Kwaidan

Original Title 怪談

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

Revenue -

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Content Score

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