Kuroneko Yabu no naka no kuroneko
|Language and/or Subtitles:||Japanese|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
SummaryIn medieval Japan, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The governor calls in a wild and fierce young hero, to quell what is evidently a ghost. He encounters the two beautiful women, in an eery, beautiful scene. After spiritual purification, he meets the demon in a thrilling fight.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 584.|
Supernatural -- Drama.
Samurai -- Drama.
Heroes -- Japan -- Drama.
Rape victims -- Japan -- Drama.
Murder victims -- Japan -- Drama.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, N.Y.?] :Criterion Collection,2011
|Edition||Special ed., Widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Black cat
Yabu no naka no kuroneko
Kaneto Shindo's Kuroneko
Shindō, Kaneto, 1912-2012.
Nakamura, Kichiemon, 1944-
Otowa, Nobuko, 1925-1994.
Satō, Kei, 1928-2010.
Taichi, Kiwako, 1943-1992.
Tonoyama, Taiji, 1915-1989.
Kanze, Hideo, 1927-2007.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satō, Rokko Toura, Kiwako Taichi, Taiji Tonoyama, Hideo Kanze.
Cinematographer, Kiyomi Kuroda ; editor, Toshio Enoki ; music, Hikaru Hayashi.
In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Title from videodisc label.
At head of container title: Kaneto Shindo's.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Accompanying material may include booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) comprising an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and an excerpt from film scholar Joan Mellen's 1972 interview with Shindo.
Special features: interview with director Kaneto Shindo; interview with film critic Tadao Sato; theatrical trailer.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1; 16:9) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.