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Otsuyu: Kaidan botan-dôrô (1998)

Wife in former life plagues husband as ghost in the present.


Masaru Tsushima


Yuka Honcho


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Credited cast:
Scott Cargle ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jeff Gimble Jeff Gimble ... Additional Voices (voice)
Alvaro J. Gonzalez Alvaro J. Gonzalez ... Additional Voices (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Shuzo (voice) (as Hans Brikfeice)
Bob Gross Bob Gross ... Heitaro (voice) (as Bob)
Rachael Lillis ... Suzu (voice) (as Cooper McQueen)
Yûna Natsuo Yûna Natsuo ... Tsuyu
Liam O'Brien ... Tomozo (voice)
Debora Rabbai ... Tsuyuu (voice) (as Pink Champale)
David Logan Rankin David Logan Rankin ... Hakuodo (voice) (as Tristan Goddard)
Sam Riegel ... Shinzaburo (voice) (as Gil Ramsee)
Mina Sands Mina Sands ... Additional Voices (voice)
Suzanne Savoy ... Tae (voice) (as Suzy Prue)
Jun Suzuki Jun Suzuki ... Suzu
Tsuyoshi Ujiki Tsuyoshi Ujiki ... Tomozo
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Wife in former life plagues husband as ghost in the present.

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"But This I Know for Certain: You'll Come Back Again ..."
2 November 2018 | by henri sauvageSee all my reviews

If you're a fan of Kobayashi's masterpiece of the supernatural, "Kwaidan", then this film will seem very familiar in its look and pacing, even to portions of the score. Speaking of which, it may appear strange that "Solveig's Song", a piece by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, opens a movie set in Edo period Japan, and returns as a theme throughout the soundtrack, but read the lyrics. Then you'll understand.

"The Haunted Lantern" is based on a classic Japanese ghost story, "The Peony Lantern", which, like the tales in "Kwaidan", was also translated by Lafcadio Hearn. So there's another parallel to the Kobayashi film. However, there's a bit more gore here than "Kwaidan" and the effects are flashier. Although I can't rate this quite as highly as its predecessor, it's well worth watching, being by turns eerie and gruesome and heart-breakingly tragic.

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25 April 1998 (Japan) See more »

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