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24 March 2020

Masters of Cinema causes shivers with KWAIDAN (review)

From Japan comes the 1964 anthology of Lafcadio Hearn ghost stories KWAIDAN from THE HUMAN CONDITION director Masaki Kobayashi featuring vengeful ghosts, icy vampire women, and samurai ghosts.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

KWAIDAN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Japanese LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Shadowings" video essay by film historian David Cairns
  • Kim Newman on KWAIDAN
  • B+W Theatrical Trailer
  • 2 Colour Theatrical Trailers
  • Limited edition 3000-copy O-card slipcase and 100-page Perfect Bound Illustrated Collector’s book featuring reprints of Lafcadio Hearn’s original ghost stories; a survey of the life and career of Masaki Kobayashi by Linda Hoaglund; and a wide ranging interview with the filmmaker

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