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Daiei Gothic - Japanese Ghost Stories (LE)

Daiei Gothic - Japanese Ghost Stories (LE)

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Daiei Gothic - Japanese Ghost Stories (LE) 

A collection of three of Japan's most famous ghost stories that have haunted people for centuries. Kenji Misumi (Lone Wolf and Cub) directs The Ghost of Yotsuya, in which a woman returns from the grave as a horribly disfigured phantom to torment her husband and his new bride. In The Snow Woman, directed by Tokuzo Tanaka (Zatoichi), a woodcutter must keep his oath to a vengeful female spirit or pay the ultimate price. The Bride from Hades by Satsuo Yamamoto (Shinobi) sees a handsome samurai so enchanted by a courtesan's beauty that he fails to realise she is a ghost. These three film versions from the Daiei studio form a pinnacle of atmospheric Japanese horror. Their elegant visuals and ominous shadows rival the best of Terence Fisher or Mario Bava, while their iconic female ghosts would greatly influence Asian genre cinema, from Hong Kong fantasy spectacles such as A Chinese Ghost Story to  J-horror.

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K restorations of each film
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio for each film
  • Optional English subtitles for all films
  • Newly designed box and booklet artwork by Time Tomorrow
  • Six postcards featuring original archive imagery from the films
  • Limited edition 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by authors Tom Mes, Zack Davisson and Paul Murray, newly translated archival reviews and ghost stories by Lafcadio Hearn
  • Limited Edition of 4,000 copies presented in a rigid box with full-height Scanavo cases for each film and removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings

THE GHOST OF YOTSUYA

  • New interview with filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • A visual essay on the history and adaptations of the classic Ghost of Yotsuya story by author Kyoko Hirano
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Filippo Di Battista

THE BRIDE FROM HADES

  • Audio commentary by author Jasper Sharp
  • New interview with filmmaker Hiroshi Takahashi
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Filippo Di Battista

THE SNOW WOMAN

  • New interview with filmmaker Masayuki Ochiai
  • A visual essay on writer Lafcadio Hearn by Paul Murray
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Filippo Di Battista

TRAILER

Daiei Gothic is also available in USA/Canada from our partners MVD, Diabolik, Orbit, Grindhouse, Rough Cut Canada and others

Add all our October releases (Daiei Gothic, Dogra Magra, Haxan and I vampiri) to cart to receive 10% off. Discount automatically applied at cart. Ends August 7th.

Cert: TBC
Format: Blu-ray
Region: AB
RAD074BDLE
EAN: 5060974681402
Release date: 28/10/24

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