Onibaba (Kaneto Shindô, 1964)

鬼婆
Demon Woman
Devil Woman
JP, 103 min

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from now-defunct reel.com:

Feudal era-set Japanese horror tale based on a Buddhist parable.  A woman and her widowed daughter-in-law kill to survive — attacking and killing passing samurai, stripping them of their valuable armor and possessions, and disposing of the bodies in a deep pit. Their lives are disrupted by the return from war of neighbor Hachi, who lusts after the daughter…

With its mix of harsh poetic realism and mounting supernatural terror, this entertains foreign film buffs, adventurous fantasy/horror fans.

update 10 sept. 09: took more caps; couldn’t wait for the dvd to come…

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