Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Movie Review: Kuroneko

Japanese for "black cat," Kuroneko is a unique addition to the horror film genre. You've probably never heard of its stars or writer/director (Kaneto Shindô), and it is understandable if you haven't - the film was first released in 1968 in Japanese with English subtitles and although it enjoyed critical acclaim, its appeal was never fully recognized by the masses.

In a medeival Japanese setting, a mother and daughter-in-law fall prey to a band of roving soldiers. In their last tortured moments the two are granted/cursed with the power of vengeful spirits, forever after hungry for samurai blood. When the son of one and husband of the other finds them, the heart of the story is revealed. If you can find it, we highly recommend it. Four out of five purrs.


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Andy said...

This played at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco last month and I missed it! I read the synopsis and it sounds fantastic.