In Kaneto Shindo's magnificently eerie and romantic film Kuroneko � loosely based on the Japanese folktale 'The Cat's Return' � a mother and daughter-in-law (Nobuko Otowa and Kiwako Taichi), who were raped and murdered by pillagers, return from the dead as vampiric cat spirits intent on revenge. As the ghosts lure soldiers into the bamboo groves, a fearless samurai, Gintoki (Kinichiemon Nakamura), is sent to stop their reign of terror. Eccentric and more overtly supernatural than its breakthrough companion piece, Onibaba (1964), Kuroneko revisits similar themes to reveal a haunting meditation on duty, conformity, and love.
- Import DVD
- PAL Region 2
- Japanese with English Subtitles
- Anamorphic Widescreen