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Yôkai hyaku monogatari (1968)

The local yôkai (Japanese spirits) interfere to avenge a murder and thwart the plans of corrupt officials.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shinobu Araki ...
Old Priest
Jun Fujimaki ...
Yasutaro
Ryûtarô Gomi ...
Hotta-Buzennokami
Jun Hamamura ...
Gohei
Tatsuo Hanabu ...
Jinbee
Shôzô Hayashiya ...
Storyteller
Masaru Hiraizumi ...
Takichi
Takashi Kanda ...
Reimon Tajimaya
Hajime Koshikawa
Keiko Koyanagi ...
Ôkubi
Ikuko Môri ...
Ronin's Wife
Shôzô Nanbu ...
Old Town Counselor
Koichi Ogura ...
Tobee
Teruko Oumi ...
Otora
Saburo ...
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The local yôkai (Japanese spirits) interfere to avenge a murder and thwart the plans of corrupt officials.

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20 March 1968 (Japan)  »

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100 Monsters  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Followed by Journey with Ghost Along Yokaido Road (1969) See more »

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Yokai versus nasty samurai
18 November 2008 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

The first film in a series that inspired the recent Great Yokai War. Directed by a veteran of the Zatoichi series and the excellent samurai/horror/kaiju film, Daimajin, this film is ably done and moves along at a good pace. The plot isn't much as it's a rather typical samurai and upper classes oppress the poor story. It's the yokai element that gives the film something to watch.

The yokai are all clearly rubber marionette puppets or actors in suits so you have to watch with different expectations, sort of a stage show with puppets. It's the design and spooky atmosphere that makes this fun. The final dance of the yokai as they go off into the sunrise is a great scene and made the movie for me.

Not a great film but fun.


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