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Onibaba
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Director:
Writer:
Kaneto Shindô (written by)
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Release Date:
4 February 1965 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
great and intriguing. See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nobuko Otowa ... Kichi's Mother
Jitsuko Yoshimura ... Kichi's Wife
Kei Satô ... Hachi
Jûkichi Uno ... Samurai General
Taiji Tonoyama ... Ushi
Someshô Matsumoto ... Runaway Warrior A
Kentarô Kaji ... Runaway Warrior B
Hosui Araya ... Ushi's Follower
Fudeko Tanaka ... Old Woman
Michinori Yoshida ... Samurai with Blood
Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi ... Horse Riding Samurai A
Hiroshi Tanaka ... Horse Riding Samurai B
Kanzô Uni ... Horse Riding Samurai C
Nobuko Shimakage ... Child

Directed by
Kaneto Shindô 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kaneto Shindô  written by

Produced by
Hisao Itoya .... producer
Kazuo Kuwahara .... delegate producer
Tamotsu Minato .... producer
Setsuo Noto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hikaru Hayashi 
 
Cinematography by
Kiyomi Kuroda 
 
Film Editing by
Toshio Enoki 
 
Art Direction by
Kaneto Shindô 
 
Makeup Department
Shigeo Kobayashi .... makeup department head
Kaneyasu Masuda .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Toshio Miyagawa .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masami Maeda .... assistant director
Hiroshi Matsumoto .... assistant director
Hiroshi Nagai .... first assistant director
Isao Seki .... assistant director
Yasuhiro Suzuki .... assistant director
Sakurô Yasu .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Toshiharu Takazu .... props
 
Sound Department
Tetsuya Ôhashi .... sound (as Tetsuya Ohashi)
 
Special Effects by
Yoshio Kurihara .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yokichi Hishinuma .... gaffer
Fuminori Minami .... camera operator
Kanji Ozeki .... lighting technician
Toshihiko Satô .... camera operator
Yoshiteru Takao .... camera operator
Osamu Toyoda .... camera operator
Kichizô Yamashita .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yoshio Ueno .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mitsuyo Yosoda .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Shizuka Hanayasu .... production ad
Taro Okamoto .... title designer
Takako Shirota .... continuity
Mihoko Yoshino .... production accountant
 

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Runtime:
103 min | Argentina:105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (1966) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (video rating, uncut) (1994) | UK:X (original rating, cut version) (1968) | UK:(Banned) (1965-1968) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)

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Trivia:
The demon mask used in the movie inspired William Friedkin to use a similar design for the makeup in subliminal shots of a white-faced demon in The Exorcist (1973).See more »
Quotes:
Woman:I'm not a demon! I'm a human being!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pacific Rim (2013)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
great and intriguing., 4 August 2004
Author: thecarczar from tucson

Wow,I saw this movie on Cable recently.Both of the women in this story are just trying their best to get by and survive in a bad situation.I could tell it was on a limited budget but very well written.It was erotic with frontal nudity and even filmed in the 60's.It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.I was trying to figure out where they were going with the whole thing.I kept trying to decide if I sympathized with the old woman more than the young one.Then at the end I felt sorry for both of them.What a great story.This one needs to be on Cable more often.This one is a must see even for people who only like contemporary films.I would recommend it to anyone.

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