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Old 03-18-2004, 04:54 AM   #16
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How do you pronounce the directors name. Kaneto Shindo.
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Old 03-18-2004, 04:59 AM   #17
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What other kind of films are there like Onibaba.

I know : Onibaba, Kuroneko, and Jigoku.

But there must be more great films with the same kind of Genre.
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Old 04-19-2004, 06:25 PM   #18
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I purchased the Criterion disc of this film and was completely floored by it. This film is a real find for me. I had never even heard of it. The film's very frank portrayal of basic human sexuality is years ahead of its time; its slow unfolding narrative and harrowing finale seeped under my skin and remained etched there for days. Miike's 'Audition' definitely continues a traditon set in motion by Shindo with this film. The 2.35:1 B&W cinematography is outstanding. The fucken' reeds... Beautiful! I had seen and really liked 'Naked Island' (1960), by Shindo. It's a silent narrative about the daily grind of rural poverty on a small island in Japan. It's quite brilliant in many ways. But 'Onibaba' is in another league altogether. Forget recent J-horror and see this remarkable film. I can't praise it enough... This is the horror buy of the year - at least so far. And the Criterion transfer of the visuals is worth every penny. Stunning!
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Old 04-20-2004, 02:30 PM   #19
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I purchased the Criterion disc of this film and was completely floored by it. This film is a real find for me. I had never even heard of it. The film's very frank portrayal of basic human sexuality is years ahead of its time; its slow unfolding narrative and harrowing finale seeped under my skin and remained etched there for days. Miike's 'Audition' definitely continues a traditon set in motion by Shindo with this film. The 2.35:1 B&W cinematography is outstanding. The fucken' reeds... Beautiful! I had seen and really liked 'Naked Island' (1960), by Shindo. It's a silent narrative about the daily grind of rural poverty on a small island in Japan. It's quite brilliant in many ways. But 'Onibaba' is in another league altogether. Forget recent J-horror and see this remarkable film. I can't praise it enough... This is the horror buy of the year - at least so far. And the Criterion transfer of the visuals is worth every penny. Stunning!
I agree, Mario. This movie definitely stays with you. I saw it earlier in the year on IFC and think it's an atmospheric, downbeat masterpiece. The comparison with "Audition" is so apt in its exploration of the hidden horror of human behavior. What I really liked about "Onibaba" was the assured combination of human horror (the behavior of the old woman) and supernatural horror (the mask) and where one ends and the other begins.
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:59 AM   #20
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I finally saw this one tonight. I first came across stills from it in the 70's, but had never gottena chance to see the entire film. I bought the DVD months ago, but had not gotten around to viewing it. Until now.

Very very good movie, it's rarely the case where the location makes such demands upon a film, but it's a character here. Filmed mostly in the open, it all feels strangely claustrophobic. Criterion, obviously, did a great job.

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Old 07-24-2005, 01:10 AM   #21
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I've had the Criterion DVD for quite some time now and I gotta agree. Very good film.
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:42 AM   #22
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Wow, I've always looked at the cover of the Criterion disc and thought it looked cool as hell. Pretty much every Criterion title is on my wishlist already with this one included, but after reading this thread (I never knew there was one on here), I'm moving it way up on my wishlist. Thanks for bringing it back up, I'd hate for this to go OOP before I have the chance to get it a' la Straw Dogs. Speaking of Straw Dogs though, my friend who has the Criterion release said he would sell it to me for $25 when I go back to Bismarck in September. I can't wait.
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The Eureka MoC blu ray is top notch, reviewed it on my channel.
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