Rated NR 99 minutes 1968

In this ghost story based on a folk tale of feudal Japan, a group of samurai mercenaries led by Raiko Minamoto (Kei Satô) storm the home of Yone (Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter, Shigei (Kiwako Taichi), pillaging their food before raping and murdering the pair and finally burning the house down. When the samurai are set upon by vengeful vampire-like ghosts, it falls to the warrior Gintoki (Kichiemon Nakamura) to slay the malicious spirits, but his connection to the victims leads to conflict.

Film Credits

Director: Kaneto Shindô

Writer: Kaneto Shindô

Cast: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kiwako Taichi, Kei Satô and Hideo Kanze

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