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Kwaidan

Masaki Kobayashi

 
Kwaidan (Criterion DVD)

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  • Japan
  • 1965
  • 161 minutes
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #90

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, widescreen production drew extensively on Kobayashi’s own training as a student of painting and fine arts. Criterion is proud to present Kwaidan in a new ravishing color transfer.

Disc Features

  • Stunning new widescreen transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Eva Wah

Film Essays

Kwaidan

By David Ehrenstein October 09, 2000

One of the most meticulously crafted supernatural fantasy films ever made, Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan (1964) is also one of the most unusual. While such classic black and white chillers as The . . . Read more »

Clippings

The Terrifying Sounds of Takemitsu

December 10, 2010

To coincide with Film Forum’s current retrospective dedicated to the legendary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, Ben Simington has fashioned, for the Mubi Notebook, a special feature—complete . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Kwaidan

By David Ehrenstein October 09, 2000

One of the most meticulously crafted supernatural fantasy films ever made, Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan (1964) is also one of the most unusual. While such classic black and white chillers as The . . . Read more »