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Black Cat Mansion (1958)
"Bôrei kaibyô yashiki" (original title)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  13 July 1958 (Japan)
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The descendant of the servant of a cruel and vicious samurai returns to the town where she was born, only to find that a cat who is possessed by the spirits of those murdered by the samurai is trying to kill her.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Toshio Hosokawa ...
Dr. Tetsuichiro Kuzumi
Yuriko Ejima ...
Yoriko Kuzumi
Takashi Wada ...
Lord Shogen (as Keinosuke Wada)
Ryûzaburô Nakamura ...
Kokingo
Fujie Satsuki ...
Shogen's mother
Arata Shibata ...
Shinnojo, Shogen's son
Fumiko Miyata ...
Lady Miyaji
Noriko Kitazawa ...
Yae
Hiroaki Kurahashi ...
Kenichi, Yoriko's brother
Rei Ishikawa ...
Saheiji
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Midori Chikuma ...
Toyoko Hiramatsu
Kôji Hirose ...
Sudo
Eijiro Kawai ...
Driver
Den Kunikata ...
Hachiro'uta
Akiko Mie ...
Satsuki
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The descendant of the servant of a cruel and vicious samurai returns to the town where she was born, only to find that a cat who is possessed by the spirits of those murdered by the samurai is trying to kill her.

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Bôrei kaibyô yashiki (1958)
14 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film starts off as a blue and white film. There is a hideous blue tint, making this seem so amateurish. Luckily these scenes only bookend a rather mesmerizing middle. As the story is recounted, we see an absolute arse faced samurai, let his temper get the better of him. This soon leads to murder, which leads to suspicion, followed by rape, and then madness. The story is creepy at times, but when the cat/ghost woman has cat ears pop-up on top of her head, it's rather a funny sight. I never felt threatened by the "horror" on screen. It seemed at times as though the middle section was made and just wasn't enough for a motion picture, resulting in the poorly assembled present day sequences. The film's running time works in its favor, but the period piece certainly could have made a longer film, if it bothered to deal with the descent into madness and the horrific acts gradually increasing.


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