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Kaibyô Otama-ga-ike (1960)

Two lovers lost in the mountains find themselves in a mysterious forest pond, as if some kind of force doesn't want to let them go.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shôzaburô Date ... Tadahiko Sagawa / Yachimaru - Shinbei's Son
Namiji Matsuura ... Akino - Shinbei's Daughter
Noriko Kitazawa ... Keiko Kôriyama / Kozasa - Gensai's Daughter
Yôichi Numata ... Dr. Gensai
Akira Nakamura ... Shinbei Nanjô (as Torahiko Nakamura)
Hiroshi Shingûji ... Gorôta - Gyôbu's Younger Brother
Arata Shibata ... Gov. Gyôbu Onisawa
Fujie Satsuki ... Osono - Yachimaru's Grandmother / Old Woman With White hair (plays two parts)
Akiko Yamashita ... Gensai's Wife
Fumiko Miyata ... Oran
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Midori Futaba ... Kayo - Lady's Maid
Saburô Sawai ... Rokuemon
Hiroshi Sugi ... The Buddhist Priest
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Two lovers lost in the mountains find themselves in a mysterious forest pond, as if some kind of force doesn't want to let them go.

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1 July 1960 (Japan)  »

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Ghost Cat of Otama Pond  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Not one of the best Japanese ghost movies, but worth a look
27 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Although somewhat inferior to Nobuo Nakagawa's black and white version of a similar story, Borei Kaibyo Yashiki, this movie makes extensive use of its color footage, especially when showing the apparitions in a ghostly green light or the pond from the title tinted red. The furry cat-ghost-woman DOES look a bit ridiculous, as do some rather cheapish superimposed images, but the marvelous cinematography and the effective score still work pretty well to create a very creepy atmosphere. All in all, another example to make you wish more of these classic Japanese ghost chillers will be released for today's western audiences.


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