From: Jason Cortlund (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 23 2006 - 05:59:55 PDT
I don't think this is the film you're looking for--it's earlier than 60s/70s
(early 1950s) and the plot's quite different to my recollection, but your
description reminded of Mizoguchi's UGETSU, which is indeed both Japanese
and a ghost story (and the main female ghost is pretty 'witchie' so it may
be of interest for the audio project too). Really good and creepy.
On 8/23/06 2:20 AM, "db" <email suppressed> wrote:
> Maybe someone can help me with a kind of Witchie question.
> Years ago I saw a Japanese "ghost story" film. It was B&W and, like
> in Onibaba, included two women (old & young) who ambush soldiers. But
> in this film I am trying to find the name of, these women were
> ghosts. About the only other concrete memory I have is that the house
> the women live in was in a forest (bamboo?) and, if I remember
> correctly, fog often hides it. The women meet the men on the road and
> offer rest at their house. The story maybe involved cats? (ala Cat
> People storyline)
> I'm guessing the film is from between '66 and '78. And I am certain
> it was a Japanese film.
> Any guesses? It may have even had "Ghost Story" in the title.
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