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1968

Botan doro

The Bride from Hades

牡丹燈籠

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1968

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1968

Release Date
June, 15th, 1968
Running Time
89 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-,HDCAM SR
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

On the evening of the Festival of All Souls, young Shinzaburo (Kojiro Hongo) meets a beautiful girl and her older servant. Later they visit him and he discovers that her name is Otsuyu (Miyoko Akaza) and she is a courtesan. He is surprised that an elegant girl should follow such profession. Her father was forced to kill himself for a crime he did not commit, left her penniless, and she has to support herself.
Though his parents have already promised him in marriage to another, he falls in love with the mysterious stranger and they agree to spend the remaining nights of the festival together.
Shinzaburo's neighbor, Banzo (Ko Nishimura) discovers that this Otsuyu recently committed suicide rather than take an unwelcome patron and that she and her companion are ghosts.
Shinzaburo refuses to believe it, until Hakuodo (Takashi Shimura), a priest, persuades him that it is the truth, and makes him promises to bar his house to the spirits.
The young man is weak, however, and he is also very much in love and gives in to the pleas of the dead Otsuyu to be allowed to spend one more night with him. The next morning his dead body is found holding in his arms the skeleton of a young girl.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1968.11.4】

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