Kwaidan ★★★★ 1964
A haunting, stylized quartet of supernatural stories, each with a surprise ending. Adapted from the stories of Lafcadio Hearn, an American author who lived in Japan just before the turn of the century. The visual effects are splendid. In Japanese with English subtitles. 164m/C VHS, DVD . JP Michiyo Aratama, Rentaro Mikuni, Katsuo Nakamura, Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Takashi Shimura; D: Masaki Kobayashi; W: Yoko Mizuki; C: Yoshio Miyajima; M: Toru Takemitsu. Cannes '65: Grand Jury Prize.