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1970

Kaidan Kasanegafuchi

Masseur’s Curse

怪談累が渕

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1970

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1970

Release Date
June, 20th, 1970
Running Time
83 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-,Digital BETACAM
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

One murky night, Soetsu (Kenjiro lshiyama), a blind acupuncturist and money lender, calls on Shinzaemon Fukami (Saburo Date), a Hatamoto samurai, to collect some money. But Fukami is too busy having an affair with a maid and curtly tells Soetsu to ask Sawano (Mitsuko Tanaka), his wife, for the money.
As they have no money, Sawano interprets her husband's words as telling her to give herself to Soetsu in lieu of payment. However, Fukami catches them in the act and kills them both. Snatching up Soetsu's money bag with 30 ryo in it, he then asks two ruffians, to sink the bodies in a marsh.
From what follows, it seems as if the spirits of Soetsu and Sawano are still hovering on earth in anguish and anger. For soon afterwards, Fukami is found dead by his own hand and Osono (Natsuko Oka), Soetsu's younger daughter, suddenly disappears from home.
In retaliation, the former Madame asks a ruffian to ruin Oshiga's restaurant. The ruffian turns out to be Shingoro, the son of the man who had killed Osiga's father. One look at the young and comely Oshiga makes Shingoro change his mind and she becomes just as attracted to him as he is to her.
An unseen web seems to be closing in about them, for they become lovers without knowing they are really enemies. To make things worse, the former Madame pours boiling water on Oshiga's face, and, in an instant, she turns from a desirable woman into a horrible monster. And…

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1970.13.4】

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