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    Unique ID Code: 0000039822
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    Added on: 23/9/2002 02:25
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    Kwaidan (US)

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    Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 161 mins
    Retail Price: $29.95
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    Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales in which terror thrives and demons lurk. Adapted from traditional Japanese ghost stories, this lavish production draws extensively on director Masaki Kobayashi`s own training as a student of painting and fine arts. Criterion is proud to present Kwaidan in a new ravishing color transfer.

    Special Features:
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono Japanese

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    Directed By:
    Masaki Kobayashi

    Written By:

    Keiko Kishi
    Tatsuya Nakadai
    Misako Watanabe
    Michiyo Aratama
    Rentaro Mikuni

    Soundtrack By:
    Tôru Takemitsu

    Director of Photography:
    Yoshio Miyajima

    Hisashi Sagara

    Shigeru Wakatsuki


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    9 / 10
    Difficult ot describe this film, another release by Criterion. It`s deep on atmossphere and beautiful to watch, though not particularly gripping it`s not supposed to be. 4 ghost stories from traditional Japanese folklore, one to savour for a special occasions perhaps
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 20:20