Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

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Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)
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Kaneto Shindo’s Kuroneko — released to great acclaim in 1968 — is a sparse, atmospheric horror story, ascribing to the director’s philosophy of using beauty and purity to evoke emotion. Eccentric and more overtly supernatural than its breakthrough companion piece, Onibaba (1964), Kuroneko revisits similar themes to reveal a haunting meditation on duty, conformity, and love. Masters of Cinema

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

In this magnificently eerie and romantic film — loosely based on the Japanese folktale The Cat’s Return — a mother and daughter-in-law (Nobuko Otowa & Kiwako Taichi) are raped and murdered by pillagers, but return from the dead as vampiric cat spirits intent on revenge. As the ghosts lure soldiers into the bamboo groves, a fearless samurai, Gintoki (Kichiemon Nakamura), is sent to stop their reign of terror. Masters of Cinema

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kuroneko remains a standout film of the kaidan eiga genre of period ghost stories often based on old legends or kabuki plays. Marking Shindo’s first use of wire work as Yone and Shige battle against samurai blades, the film is subtly complimented by Kiyomi Kuroda’s award-winning chiaroscuro cinematography, Hikaru Hayashi’s vibrant score, and riveting performances from many of the greatest actors of Japan’s Golden Age of film. Masters of Cinema

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

A woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The governor calls in a wild and fierce young hero, to quell what is evidently a ghost. He encounters the two beautiful women, in an eery, beautiful scene. After spiritual purification, he meets the demon in a thrilling fight. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0122136/plotsummary)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Kaneto Shindô-Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)