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A.k.a.
Kwaidan
Year
1964
Runtime
183 min.
Director
Masaki Kobayashi
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
9,301
Checks
3,370
Favs
388
Dislikes
32
Favs/checks
11.5% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. K.'s avatar

    K.

    Masaki Kobayashi - "As a sort of shorthand description, one could say it was a horror film. My main intention in the film was to explore the juxtaposition between man's material nature and his spiritual nature, the realm of dream and aspiration. I wanted to create a drama that dealt directly with the spiritual importance of our lives. I also enjoyed conveying the sheer beauty of traditional Japan. Anyway, I am not really satisfied with the designation of "horror film." It's spiritual concerns are the center of the drama." 6 years 7 months ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Visually brilliant! Especially the light and color in "The Woman in the Snow." This one was not my favorite of the stories but it was visually the best. A feast for the eyes for the entire movie. 10 years 8 months ago
  3. dvdgrdnr's avatar

    dvdgrdnr

    nicely shot. Good score. Bit boring and languorously paced though imho. 1 year 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #17 in IMDb's Horror Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #19 in Galloway's Samurai Film Handbook & Companion
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  3. This movie ranks #29 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  4. This movie ranks #57 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  5. This movie ranks #61 in 366 Weird Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #84 in Butler's Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  7. This movie ranks #84 in iCheckMovies's 1960s Top 100
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  8. This movie ranks #94 in The Criterion Collection
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  9. This movie ranks #106 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  10. This movie ranks #121 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  11. This movie ranks #222 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #472 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #997 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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