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Kuroneko

Street Date:
October 18th, 2011
Movie Release Year:
1968
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
99 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Starring:

Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa and Kiwako Taichi

Director:

Kaneto Shindo

Plot Synopsis:

In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography.

Technical Specs

  • BD-50 Blu-ray Disc

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.35:1

Audio Formats

  • Japanese PCM Mono

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

  • Video interview with director Kaneto Shindo from the Directors Guild of Japan
  • New video interview with critic Tadao Sato
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and an excerpt from film scholar Joan Mellen's 1972 interview with Shindo