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7 Ratings: 4.7
Classic Japanese Horror Film

   Onibaba (film)   Jump to:navigation, search Onibaba (film)    Italian poster for Onibaba Directed by Kaneto Shindō Produced by Toshio Konya Written by Kaneto Shindō Starring Nobuko Otowa   Jitsuko Yoshimura   … see full wiki

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release Date: November, 1964
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about ONIBABA
review by . October 04, 2011
To the Bottom
At the dawn of the warring Nanboku-cho era, spent samurai of the Kusunoki army who wander into a remote area of grassy swamp are murdered by a tough, aging peasant woman (Nobuko Otowa) and her comely daughter-in-law (Jitsuko Yoshimura), who thereafter dispose of their bodies in a pit and sell their armor and weapons in exchange for food. This vicious yet practical routine is disrupted by the arrival of their conscripted son and husband's loutish friend (Kei Sato), who returns to inform them …
review by . June 13, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
Criterion Dvd Cover
ONIBABA (1964) precedes the Japanese classic "Kwaidan". This film is shot in its entirety in black and white, the film is Kaneto Shindo's masterpiece. Based on Buddhist folklore about morality, love and the manifestation of more refined emotions. The film is excellently executed, words, gestures and actions are conveyed with such emotional content that the film may just prove compelling even if it was made as a silent film. A 45 year old woman (Nobuko Otawa) and a daughter-in-law (Jitsuko Yoshimura) …
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