Copyright © Fandango. Unfortunately the role of the would-be samurai is comically overacted by Eitaro Ozawa, which took away from my enjoyment. February 28, 2017 Primarily based on director's influences and recommendations. Equally valid in 21st-century America and 16th-century Japan.
|, September 9, 2020 Coming Soon. Rewatched Hailed by critics as one of the greatest films ever made, Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu is an undisputed masterpiece of Japanese cinema. I suppose some of that may be attributable to the fact that I watched the tape late at night when somewhat tired and the print in the early morning following a three-mile walk, but in general I just don't think video's very hospitable to this kind of film. Machiko Kyō Mitsuko Mito Kinuyo Tanaka Masayuki Mori Eitarō Ozawa Sugisaku Aoyama Mitsusaburô Ramon Ryōsuke Kagawa Kichijirô Ueda Shōzō Nanbu Kikue Mōri Ryūzaburō Mitsuoka Ichirô Amano Eigoro Onoe Saburo Date Fumihiko Yokoyama Ichisaburo Sawamura Koji Murata Yukio Horikita Akira Shimizu Shuntaro Tamamura Shirô Osaki Toshio Chiba Hachiro Okuni Shirô Miura Hajime Koshikawa Tetsu Mikami Jun Fujikawa Takaji Fukui
This chilling story sticks within you not just for the ghost story at its center, but for the effects of what the two male leads grasp for, and how it destroys their entire life, even if it at first seems like they've made it. Mizoguchi's craftsmanship remains unparalleled, providing a deep and powerful exploration of human folly that achieves an almost mystical status. It excellently toches on such themes as the misery of circumstances, the potential for redemption, the enrichment of the human spirit through artistry and the chaos of conflict. |, August 12, 2004 This is a tale as old as time, focused largely on the primal temptations which lead the best of men to a fixed state of greed.
She probably would've had that chance, a chance at a happy life, a chance that anyone deserves, had it not been savagely taken away by Nobunaga and…. I can handle the truth. This is an excellent film, and I love the script, I did not see the ending coming. Great on every level it's attempting to operate on.
• The part of the yellow towel that's directly in a pool of light.• The shadowy form of someone else in the room (and that person's hand when it enters the pool of light). Set in the 16th Century, A family man farmer and craftsman Genjurô travels to Nagahama to sell his wares and makes a small fortune.
A national fable of a ghost story wherein Japan is haunted by its own principles. The video version was VHS (this was back in 2001), so the difference was more extreme than it would be today, but my final observation remains relevant, I suspect. 16th century Japan has never looked better, and yes, I’ve seen Seven Samurai.