Kaiden Oiwa no Borei - Based on the kabuki play written in 1825 by Tsuruya Nanboku IV. The story of Oiwa and Tamiya Iemon, is a tale of betrayal, murder and ghostly revenge. Arguably the most famous Japanese ghost story of all time, it has been adapted for film over 30 times, and continues to be an influence on Japanese horror today.
Iemon, a Samurai, thought he had married the woman that he truly loved. But after time, he grew sick of his wife Oiwa, and plots to poison her and finally kill her. But Oiwa would return from the grave to seek her revenge.......
Nanboku incorporated two sensational and real-life murders into this story, combining fact and fiction in a manner that resonated with audiences. The first involved two servants who had murdered their respective masters. They were caught and executed on the same day. The second murder was from a Samurai who discovered his concubine was having an affair with a servant. The Samurai had the faithless concubine and servant nailed to a wooden board and thrown into the Kanda River.
DIRECTOR: KATO TAI
Stars: WAKAYAMA Tomisaburo, KONOE Jushiro, FUSHIMI Sentaro
1961 - JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES - B&W - 16:9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN - 94 MINUTES