The Ghost Story of Yotsuya
This adaptation of the 19th century kabuki masterpiece by Nanboku Tsuruya is a tale of a greedy ronin samurai, Iemon Tamiya, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants – especially if it involves killing.
While murder may serve him well in the short term, he must eventually pay the price when his disfigured wife comes back to haunt him.
Considered Nobuo Nakagawa’s most famous work, The Ghost Story of Yotsuya is a concisely-plotted, fast-paced film that fuses classical elegance with horror, shock and gore.
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