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Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan


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I think "kaidan," or "kwaidan" means ghost story in Japanese. I have seen the two-part 1949 version, called *Yotsuya Kaidan*, but not the 1959 version. The 49 and 59 versions are both based on the same traditional ghost tale, but that particular tale was not one of those in *Kwaidan*. I did record the 1959 version from TCMHD, but have not watched it yet. It is a widescreen film. But, unfortunately, TCMHD showed it 'windowboxed,' so it did not fill the screen. I am hoping they reshow it in the future. I guess that makes two of us!

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Thanks for the input guys. I managed to see some screen shots online and the cinematography is fantastic, just like other Japanese films. The scenes are vivid and full of mystery. Hope to see it in the future!


By the way, did anyone see Kaidan hebi-onna (Snake Woman's Curse)? The story sounds interesting and the theme reminded me of The Reptile (Hammer film).

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