Kobayashi, Masaki - Kwaidan Rb (Uk Import)
Releasedatum: 14 september 2020
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn s classic Japanese ghost stories about mortals caught up in forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives: "The Black Hair", "The Woman of the Snow", "Hoichi the Earless", and "In a Cup of Tea".
Breathtakingly photographed entirely on hand-painted sets, the film is an abstract wash of luminescent colours from another world. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the complete 183-minute original Japanese cut of Masaki Kobayashi s masterpiece on Blu-ray.
BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
- 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from Criterion s 2K digital restoration of Kobayashi s original director s cut
- Original monaural Japanese soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles
- Kim Newman on "Kwaidan" a new interview with the film critic and writer
- Shadowings [35 mins] a new video essay by David Cairns and Fiona Watson
- Original trailers
- PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring reprints of Lafcadio Hearn s original ghost stories; a survey of the life and career of Masaki Kobayashi by Linda Hoaglund ; and a wide ranging interview with the filmmaker, the last he d ever give.
"a horror picture with an extraordinarily delicate and sensuous quality. " New York Times
"visually and physically stunning" Variety
"both gorgeous and scary. " Kim Newman, Empire
"an assembly of ghost stories that is among the most beautiful films I've seen" Roger Ebert
"a film of a rare, hermetic beauty, full of ethereal images and errant ideas that will haunt the mind. " Little White Lies
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