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1969

Yotsuyakaidan Oiwa no borei

The Curse of the Ghost

四谷怪談 お岩の亡霊

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1969

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1969

Release Date
June, 28th, 1969
Running Time
93 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-,HDCAM SR
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

Samon Yotsuya, a vassal of the Sagara Clan, has two beautiful daughters. Oiwa (Kazuko lnano), the elder, marries Iemon Tamiya (Kei Sato) and Osode (Kyoko Mikage), the younger daughter, is to Yomoshichi Sato (Yoshihiko Aoyama).
Soon after their marriage, however, the Sagara Clan is confiscated by the Shogunate and nearly all the vassals are dismissed. So they go to Edo to find service with new lords.
Iemon is miserable and he soon finds there are few chances for masterless samurai like himself.
Hearing that rich merchants are now more powerful even than daimyo, Iemon hatches a plot. He hires several hoodlums to attack Oume, the only daughter of Kihei lseya, a rich moneylender, and then saves her in the nick of time.
Iemon had only meant to find a lord to serve through lseya's recommendation, but Oume, who has led a very cloistered life, falls in love with the brave man who saved her, and lseya also joins his daughter in pleading with him to become her husband.
Reluctant to accept their offer at first, Iemon finally decides to get rid of his wife. He gives her one dose of poison. Two doses are lethal but one disfigures her face horribly. Oiwa kills herself in despair, cursing Iemon for what he had done to her.
Iemon thus marries Oume but Oiwa's ghost appears every night, and makes him kill people near him, one by one, under the illusion that he is defending himself from Oiwa, until Osode avenges her with the help of Yomoshichi.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1969.12.4】

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Rep: MATSUBARA Masaki (President)
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