Kuroneko (1968)

Kuroneko (1968) Adapted from a Japanese folktale [“A Black Cat in a Bamboo Grove”], Kaneto Shindo explored a ghost story set during a civil war in Japan’s Heian period. Shot in brilliant black-and-white cinematography of Kiyomi Kuroda, a mother and her daughter lure any unsuspecting samurai into their home in order to murder him, seeking … More Kuroneko (1968)

Kagemusha (1980)

  Kagemusha (1980) A common thief, discovered to bear a striking resemblance to his feudal lord, is employed as a decoy to keep civil war from breaking out. Akira Kurosawa drew from the Sengoku period, based upon a history of Takeda Shingen, known for his military skills. Mortally wounded by a sniper, the lord requests … More Kagemusha (1980)