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Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tōkaidō) is a 1959 Japanese horror film, directed by Nobuo Nakagawa and based on the 19th century Japanese kabuki play by Nanboku Tsuruya titled Yotsuya Kaidan. It is also known as The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) in film reference sources. The English-subtitled print runs 76 minutes. The film was in Eastman Color and Shintoho-Scope, and is considered by many critics to be the best of the myriad adaptations of the Yotsuya Ghost Legend. The film falls in a trend of Japanese horror films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In these ghost story films, greed commonly leads to murder and extramarital affairs, many involving former Samurai characters mixed with revenge horror elements. This classic Japanese horror movie directed by Nobuo Nakagawa is based on an 18th-century masterpiece written by Nanboku Tsuruya. It is about a woman who haunts her husband after she dies a miserable death. The story has terrified the Japanese people for ages. Besides its dramatic power, this version of Ghost Story of Yotsuya is visually sumptuous and thrillingly scored, the scope compositions are masterly, and the female phantom's appearance is truly nightmarish. This is easily the most accomplished, frightening and satisfying of Nakagawa's period ghost stories. Great! Horror/Samurai film by master horror director Nobuo Nakagawa, starring Shigeru Amachi of "Lady Vampire" Fame, and Noriko Kitazawa. Complete Uncut Japanese Version with English Subtitles. Japan 1959 Color 76 Minutes on DVD-R.

Ghost Story of Yotsuya (1959) Japanese Horror

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