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The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (original title)
The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.

Director:

Nobuo Nakagawa

Writers:

Masayoshi Ônuki (screenplay), Yoshihiro Ishikawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Shigeru Amachi ... Iemon Tamiya
Noriko Kitazawa Noriko Kitazawa ... Sode
Katsuko Wakasugi Katsuko Wakasugi ... Iwa (as Kazuko Wakasugi)
Shuntarô Emi Shuntarô Emi ... Naosuke
Ryûzaburô Nakamura Ryûzaburô Nakamura ... Yomoshichi Satô
Junko Ikeuchi Junko Ikeuchi ... Ume Itô
Jun Ôtomo Jun Ôtomo ... Takuetsu
Hiroshi Hayashi Hiroshi Hayashi ... Kiemon Itô
Shinjirô Asano Shinjirô Asano ... Samon Yotsuya
Arata Shibata Arata Shibata ... Hikoemon Satô
Kikuko Hanaoka Kikuko Hanaoka ... Maki
Hiroshi Sugi Hiroshi Sugi ... Jônen
Yôzô Takamura Yôzô Takamura ... Usaburô Ozawa
Nagamasa Yamada Nagamasa Yamada
Hiroshi Izumida 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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death | samurai | ghost | poison | masseur | See All (26) »

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Horror

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Version of The Yotsuda Phantom (1949) See more »

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A lurid version of a classic tale.
18 April 1999 | by freakusSee all my reviews

This classic japanese tale has been filmed many times. It's the story of a samurai's betrayal of his wife and the ultimate vengeance her spirit seeks. The spectre of her ghost haunting the mind of her husband is almost like seeing a japanese "The Shining".


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 July 1959 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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