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The Resource Kwaidan, Janus Films ; Tåohåo Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon Mizuki Yåoko ; kantoku Kobayashi Masaki = Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; a Ninjin Club production ; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru ; screenplay by Mizuki Yoko ; directed by Kobayashi Masaki

Kwaidan, Janus Films ; Tåohåo Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon Mizuki Yåoko ; kantoku Kobayashi Masaki = Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; a Ninjin Club production ; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru ; screenplay by Mizuki Yoko ; directed by Kobayashi Masaki

Label
Kwaidan
Title
Kwaidan
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Tåohåo Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon Mizuki Yåoko ; kantoku Kobayashi Masaki = Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; a Ninjin Club production ; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru ; screenplay by Mizuki Yoko ; directed by Kobayashi Masaki
Title variation
  • Kwaidan : a film by Masaki Kobayashi
  • Kaidan
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Actor
Commentator
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Filmmaker
Film producer
Production company
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Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
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videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Yoshio Miyajima ; music, Tåoru Takemitsu ; production designer, Shigemasa Toda ; editor, Hisashi Sagara
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Language note
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
  • Kurokami: Aratama Michiyo, Watanabe Misako, Mikuni Rentaråo, Ishiyama Kenjiro, Akagi Ranko
  • Yuki-onna: Nakadai Tatsuya, Kishi Keiko, Mochizuki Yuko
  • Mimi nashi Hoichi no hanashi: Nakamura Katsuo, Tanba Tetsuråo, Shimura Takashi, Hayashi Yoichi, Muramatsu Eiko, Tanaka Kunie, Tomotake Masanori, Hanazawa Tokue
  • Chawan no naka: Nakamura Kan'emon, Takizawa Osamu, Sugimura Haruko, Nakamura Ganjiro, Nakaya Noboru, Miyaguchi Seiji, Sato Kei, Naraoka Tomoko
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1996
  • 1914-
  • 1910-2003
  • 1932-
  • 1903-
  • 1914-1973
  • 1932-
  • 1917-1977
  • 1905-1982
  • 1942-
  • 1938-
  • 1932-
  • 1911-2001
  • 1901-1982
  • 1906-2000
  • 1909-1997
  • 1902-1983
  • 1929-2006
  • 1913-1985
  • 1928-2010
  • 1929-
  • 1909-1998
  • 1928-1987
  • 1850-1904
  • 1955-
  • 1931-
  • 1936-
  • 1954-
  • 1948-
  • 1923-2013
  • 1922-2006
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  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Wakatsuki, Shigeru
  • Mizuki, Yåoko
  • Aratama, Michiyo
  • Watanabe, Misako
  • Ishiyama, Kenjirão
  • Akagi, Ranko
  • Nakadai, Tatsuya
  • Kishi, Keiko
  • Mochizuki, Yuko
  • Nakamura, Katsuo
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • Hayashi, Yoichi
  • Muramatsu, Eiko
  • Tanaka, Kunie
  • Tomotake, Masanori
  • Hanazawa, Tokue
  • Nakamura, Kan®emon
  • Takizawa, Osamu
  • Sugimura, Haruko
  • Nakamura, Ganjiro
  • Nakaya, Noboru
  • Miyaguchi, Seiji
  • Sato, Kei
  • Naraoka, Tomoko
  • Miyajima, Yoshio
  • Takemitsu, Tåoru
  • Toda, Shigemasa
  • Sagara, Hisashi
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Prince, Stephen
  • Shinoda, Masahiro
  • Ogasawara, Kiyoshi
  • Benfey, Christopher E. G.
  • O'Brien, Geoffrey
  • Mikuni, Rentaråo
  • Tanba, Tetsuråo
  • Janus Films
  • Toho Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Ninjin Kurabu
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
183
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Ghost plays
  • Apparitions
  • Supernatural
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Kwaidan, Janus Films ; Tåohåo Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon Mizuki Yåoko ; kantoku Kobayashi Masaki = Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; a Ninjin Club production ; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru ; screenplay by Mizuki Yoko ; directed by Kobayashi Masaki
Link
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0058279
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the writings of folklorist Lafcadio Hearn (aka: Yakumo Koizumi)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features film scholar Stephen Prince). Disc 2: Masaki Kobayashi (conversation between director Kobayashi and filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda about the making of the film in 1993); Kiyoshi Ogasawara (assistant director Ogasawara discusses working with director Kobayashi and the original version of the film); Lafcadio Hearn (English literature scholar Christopher Benfey, profiles Lafcadio Hearn who played a crucial role in popularizing Japanese folklore for Western audiences, his stories providing the basis for the film); Trailers. Insert includes an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 insert
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Kurokami =
  • Black hair
  • Yuki-onna =
  • Woman of the snow
  • Mimi nashi Hoichi no hanashi =
  • Hoichi, the earless
  • Chawan no naka =
  • In a cup of tea
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (183 minutes)
Isbn
9781681430591
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515159012
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2541DDVD
  • CC2541D
  • CC2541D-1
  • CC2541D-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)921154558
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Kwaidan, Janus Films ; Tåohåo Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon Mizuki Yåoko ; kantoku Kobayashi Masaki = Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; a Ninjin Club production ; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru ; screenplay by Mizuki Yoko ; directed by Kobayashi Masaki
Link
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0058279
Publication
Note
  • Based on the writings of folklorist Lafcadio Hearn (aka: Yakumo Koizumi)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features film scholar Stephen Prince). Disc 2: Masaki Kobayashi (conversation between director Kobayashi and filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda about the making of the film in 1993); Kiyoshi Ogasawara (assistant director Ogasawara discusses working with director Kobayashi and the original version of the film); Lafcadio Hearn (English literature scholar Christopher Benfey, profiles Lafcadio Hearn who played a crucial role in popularizing Japanese folklore for Western audiences, his stories providing the basis for the film); Trailers. Insert includes an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 insert
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Kurokami =
  • Black hair
  • Yuki-onna =
  • Woman of the snow
  • Mimi nashi Hoichi no hanashi =
  • Hoichi, the earless
  • Chawan no naka =
  • In a cup of tea
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (183 minutes)
Isbn
9781681430591
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515159012
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2541DDVD
  • CC2541D
  • CC2541D-1
  • CC2541D-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)921154558
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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