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The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)
"Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  11 July 1959 (Japan)
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The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shigeru Amachi ...
Iemon Tamiya
Noriko Kitazawa ...
Sode
Katsuko Wakasugi ...
Iwa
Shuntarô Emi ...
Naosuke
Ryûzaburô Nakamura ...
Yomoshichi Satô
Junko Ikeuchi ...
Ume Itô
Jun Ôtomo ...
Takuetsu
Hiroshi Hayashi ...
Kiemon Itô
Shinjirô Asano ...
Samon Yotsuya
Arata Shibata ...
Hikoemon Satô
Kikuko Hanaoka ...
Maki
Hiroshi Sugi ...
Jônen
Yôzô Takamura ...
Usaburô Ozawa
Nagamasa Yamada
Hiroshi Izumida
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This classic Japanese horror movie directed by Nobuo Nakagawa is based on an 18th-century masterpiece written by Nanboku Tsuruya. It is about a woman who haunts her husband after she dies a miserable death. The story has terrified the Japanese people for ages. Written by Leo Urbina

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11 July 1959 (Japan)  »

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Ghost Story of Yotsuya  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Great film -- excellent story, acting and direction.
23 August 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Great film -- very compelling, entertaining and thought provoking.

My wonderful girlfriend somewhat randomly picked this up from at the video rental -- excellent film, very interesting story and very well presented. Really liked the character development and camera work -- angles were great and simple film editing (1959) created some excellent special effects.

A classic ghost story with a very clear moral message -- if you double deal on your wife, she will get ugly on you.


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