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Onibaba

Spine #226



Release:
Mar 16, 2004
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Onibaba



Directed By: Kaneto Shindo
Starring: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Sato, Jukichi Uno, Taiji Tonoyama
Licensor: Toho Co.

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Deep within the wind-swept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. Forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, they dump the corpses down a deep, dark hole and live off of their meager spoils. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from the skirmishes, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio's tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals the trio's horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, Kaneto Shindo's chilling folktale Onibaba is a singular cinematic experience.

Supplements
  • New video interview with writer/director Kaneto Shindo
  • Rare super-8 black & white and color footage provided by actor Kei Sato, shot on location during the filming of Onibaba
  • Original trailer
  • Stills gallery featuring production sketches and promotional art
  • Rare English translation of the original short Buddhist fable that inspired the film
  • Filmmaker's statement from writer/director Kaneto Shindo

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