Onibaba

Onibaba

DVD - 2004 | Japanese
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An impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. In order to survive in feudal Japan, they are forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, then they dump their corpses down a deep, dark hole.
Publisher: [United States] : Homevision, 2004
Edition: Widescreen (2.351)
ISBN: 9780780027848
0780027841
Branch Call Number: JAPANESE DVD ONIBABA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in

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martyrofevil
Sep 10, 2013

Holy shit the lighting in this movie is absolutely incredible. Truly a masterpiece in terms of cinematography but the story isn't nearly as interesting.

Green_Bird_203 Feb 02, 2013

Brilliant! Sensual!

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jnewday
May 06, 2012

Once this would have been a horror classic but now it is a little dated as we are more jaded and expect a higher level of special effects.

Great theme, wonderful scenes. People struggle to survive during wartime, harvesting whatever resources they can find and guarding whatever sort of assistance and companionship is available.

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tj_is_cool
Mar 24, 2011

Not scary but amusing in many parts.

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