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Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)

Yatsuhaka-mura (original title)
The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

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Ken'ichi Hagiwara ...
Tatsuya Terada
Mayumi Ogawa ...
Miyako Mori
Tsutomu Yamazaki ...
Yôzô Tajimi / Hisaya Tajimi
Yôko Yamamoto ...
Haruyo
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Kotake
Ninako Yamaguchi ...
Ko'ume
Ryôko Nakano ...
Tsuruko Igawa
Yoshi Katô ...
Ushimatsu
Hisashi Igawa ...
Kanji
Masami Shimojô ...
Kudô Kôchô
Takuya Fujioka ...
Kuno Ishi
Jun Hamamura ...
Sôkichi Mori
Torahiko Hamada ...
Taichirô Yoshioka
Junko Natsu ...
Kazu'e
Hatsuo Yamaya ...
Bakurô Kichizô
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The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

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chilling and graphic
5 June 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As graceful and beautiful as Japanese cinema can be, there are many directors and films that do not shy away from graphic violence and gore. The depiction of the slaughter by the villagers in this movie is intense, almost hideous, but id does make the curse all the more frightening and real. This is definitely not a film for the squeamish, but nonetheless, and very fine ride.


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