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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Onibaba (1964) (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

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Deep in the windswept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished older woman and her daughter-in-law murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for the most meager of sustenance. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from battle, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio’s tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals their horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, the chilling folktale Onibaba by Kaneto Shindo conjures a nightmarish vision of humankind’s deepest desires and impulses.

FILM INFO​

  • Japan
  • 1964
  • 102 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 2.39:1
  • Japanese
  • Spine #226


  • SPECIAL FEATURES​

    • On the Blu-ray: Restored high-definition transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • On the DVD: High-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
    • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring director Kaneto Shindo and actors Kei Sato and Jitsuko Yoshimura (Blu-ray only)
    • Interview from 2003 with Shindo
    • On-location footage shot by Sato
    • Trailer
    • Stills gallery featuring production sketches and promotional art (DVD only)
    • Filmmaker’s statement from writer/director Kaneto Shindo
    • English subtitle translation
    • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition (DVD only)
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Elena Lazic (Blu-ray only), a 2001 director’s statement by Shindo, and a version of the Buddhist fable that inspired the film

      Blu-ray cover illustration by Edward Kinsella (pictured); DVD cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

      October 5, 2021
 

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