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Two women got killed in their hut by wandering samurai. But some power gave them lives back. Mother and daughter-in-law are seeking for revenge and kill every samurai who they meet. What will happen if in their new home show up member of the family? Edit Translation

  • English
  • Português (Brasil)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 1968
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 117 users)
  • Ranked: #101503
  • Popularity: #16049
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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peace_till_sunset
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 25, 2020
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
PROS:
+ The story is a roller coaster of different emotions and is also a mixed bag of cinematic elements that make it unpredictable, complex, and mysterious
+ The interest in the mystery builds throughout the duration of the film and is revealed in an indirect manner, which requires some thinking to piece together
+ Some of the moments were emotionally heavy to ponder and become increasingly upsetting the more you think about them
+ There are some impressive camera shots that layer backgrounds and pan to create a nightmare feel, that appears unnatural and creepy

CONS:
- The music was almost non existent, which worked well for some scenes (making them feel empty and lonely), but some others felt a little dry and boring
- Scenes that were shown to establish the plot weren't explained well at first, leading to some confusion until later revelations in the mystery
- Some symbolic elements of the plot don't really make much sense

This movie surprised me even as I was viewing it, but even more so after it ended. I kept thinking about the meaning behind the ending and decided it is truly great!

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Rifky Nobu Mitsuki
0 people found this review helpful
Sep 21, 2022
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Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I didn't expect the film that I thought would focusing on the horror path by terrorizing the samurai, because the vengeful ghost was well-built, but in fact it took a path that made my chest feel tight.

The meeting of a husband and son of a wife and a mother who had different fates was very stifling. One side was downhearted because they thought he was dead in battle, I assume so that's why they decided to make a pact with the devil; Then the other side feels a deep loss and longing because he lost the underlying reason he kept fighting for his life, the love, the family, the warm.

The actors who played in this film, acted quite well, they're really delivered the emotion in every scene. What I like the most is the cinematography, it has a lot of beautiful shot and great movement too.

So this is not the film you want to watch if you want to get scared (if you expecting to get scared like i did), but hang in there it's satisfying.

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  • Movie: Kuroneko
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 1968
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 117 users)
  • Ranked: #101503
  • Popularity: #16049
  • Watchers: 282

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