Rent Kwaidan (1964)

3.9 of 5 from 159 ratings
3h 3min
Rent Kwaidan (aka Kaidan / Weird Tales / Ghost Stories) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, 'Kwaidan' features four nightmarish tales (adapted from Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanese ghost stories) about mortals caught up in forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives. Breathtakingly photographed entirely on hand-painted sets, the film is an abstract wash of luminescent colours from another world.
Actors:
, , , , , Fumie Kitahara, , , , , Kiyoshi Nakano, , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Shigeru Wakatsuki
Narrated By:
Osamu Takizawa
Writers:
Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn
Aka:
Kaidan / Weird Tales / Ghost Stories
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Awards:

1965 Cannes Jury Special Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2006
Run Time:
183 minutes
Languages:
Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A Selection Of Original Trailers
  • Toho promotion material gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/04/2020
Run Time:
183 minutes
Languages:
Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Kim Newman on "Kwaidan" - a new interview with the film critic and writer
  • Shadowings (35 mins) - a new video essay by David Cairns and Fiona Watson
  • Original Trailers

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Reviews (2) of Kwaidan

Lovely - Kwaidan review by LC

Spoiler Alert
05/12/2019

A beautifully shot portmanteau of ancient Japanese ghost stories. It's pretty long, and slow and ponderous, but this all adds to the atmosphere. The stages interiors are beautiful to look at, and it also has a wonderful soundtrack that adds to the other worldliness of the film. Not one for "horror" fans, but definately worth watching.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Classy and strange - Kwaidan review by CD

Spoiler Alert
23/08/2021

I thoroughly enjoyed all the stories.  The background artwork is stunning and the attention to detail and the careful pacing of each story is a relief after the directness  of western films.  A few of the actors are familiar from other Japanese epics such as the Seven Samurai 

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