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 Mansion of the Ghost Cat) is a Japanese Horror Film directed by Nobuo Nakagawa from 1958. The film is presented in a nonlinear narrative, taking place in the characters' present and past (which are filmed in blue-tinted black-and-white), and in the distant past (filmed in color). The film was not dubbed in English, nor was it shown theatrically in the United States. Viewed simply as a ghost story, the film includes several creepy sequences. In a darkened hospital corridor, a sheet-draped body is wheeled silently by a masked figure. During the first visit to the derelict mansion, a woman with a shock of white hair is glimpsed churning butter. A wall disintegrates at the height of a thunderstorm, revealing an alcove, and a rotting corpse slowly topples out. Unfortunately, much of the sinister atmosphere dispels whenever the cat spirit itself appears, particularly when its furry ears pop up. The Mansion of the Ghost Cat shows the misdeeds of a prior generation not only bringing suffering and death to that generation's members, but also threatening their blameless descendants. Ghosts are put to rest only when the misdeeds are brought to light and treated properly. In the context of post-war Japanese society (a `house' haunted by the past), the message of Nobuo Nakagawa's third ghost film is hard to ignore. The descendant of the servant of a cruel and vicious samurai returns to the town where she was born, only to find that a cat who is possessed by the spirits of those murdered by the samurai is trying to kill her. Great ghost cat and horror story as this Nakagawa film is a truly must see. Uncut Japanese Version with English Subtitles, starring Toshio Hosokawa, and Midori Chikuma.  Japan 1958 Color 69 Minutes on DVD-R.

Mansion of The Ghost Cat AKA (Black Cat Mansion) 1958 Japanese Horror

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