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Title Onibaba [videorecording] = Demon woman / Janus Films ; produced by Hisao Itoya, Setsuo Noto and Tamotsu Minato ; original screenplay by Kaneto Shindo ; directed by Kaneto Shindo.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    ONI    Available
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 226
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 226.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: new video interview with writer/director Kaneto Shindo ; rare footage provided by actor Kei Sato, shot on location during the filing of Onibaba ; original trailer ; stills gallery featuring production sketches and promotional art ; essay by Chuck Stephens ; filmmakers statement from Kaneto Shindo ; rare English translation of the original Buddhist fable that inspired the film.
Credits Cinematography, Kiyomi Kuroda ; editor, Toshio Enoki ; music, Hikaru Hayashi.
Cast Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Sato, Jukichi Uno, Taiji Tonoyama, Sensho Matsumoto, Kentaro Kaji, Hosui Araya.
Summary An impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. In order to survive in feudal Japan, they are forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, then dump their corpses down a deep, dark hole.
Audience Not rated by MPAA.
System Details DVD; mono.
Language In Japanese (mono) with optional English subtitles.
Subject Samurai -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama
Japan -- Drama
Genre/Form Feature films -- Japan.
Horror films -- Japan.
Motion pictures -- Japan.
Feature films
Horror films
Criterion collection
Added Author Shindō, Kaneto, 1912-2012-
Itoya, Toshio, 1908-1997-
Noto, Setsuo
Minato, Tamotsu.
Otowa, Nobuko, 1925-1994
Yoshimura, Jitsuko, 1943-
Satō, Kei, 1928-2010
Uno, Jūkichi, 1914-1988-
Tonoyama, Taiji, 1915-1989.
Matsumoto, Somesho.
Kaji, Kentaro
Araya, Hosui.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Demon woman
ISBN 0780027841
Standard No. 037429185827
Music No. ONI030 Criterion Collection

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