- Release Date
- December, 20th, 1969
- Running Time
- 83 min
- Screening Format
- -,Digital BETACAM
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ]
[ Cast ]
[ Staff ]
- ASAI Shozaburo ── Screenplay
- WATANABE Chumei ── Music
- IMAI Hiroshi ── Cinematography
[ Production Company ]
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Story ]
In 1730, when Yoshimune Tokugawa, the eighth Shogun, ruled the country, the people were thrown into utter confusion and terror in Lord Nabeshima's Saga Castle in southern Kyushu.
Something appeared by night and killed the ladies-in-waiting, ate the gold fish in the pond, and caused Lord Nabeshima (Koichi Uenoyama) to suffer from an unknown disease.
It all started after Lord Nabeshima killed Ryuzoji, formerly the lord of the Saga Clan whose house had been abolished by the Shogunate. Sayo (Mitsuyo Kamei), his beautiful sister, also com- mitted suicide when she heard of her brother's unnatural death, cursing Lord Nabeshima and Gyobu Yabuchi (Rokko Toura), the chamberlain of the Clan.
Her soul was transferred into Tama, a black cat she loved above all things, and it gained supernatural power when it lapped up Sayo's blood before she died.
Gradually Hanzaemon Komori (Kojiro Hongo), a loyal samurai, tracked down the evil spirit, but it entered Lady Otoyo (Naomi Kobayashi), Lord Nabeshima's favorite mistress, and Komori found himself forsaken by everyone in the castle…
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1970.13.2】
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