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The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968)

Hebi musume to hakuhatsuma (original title)
Extremely fun Daiei adaptation of two shojo horror manga into a single, crazily FX-laden story about two rival, shape-shifting sisters who are on less than good terms. However, when an evil... See full summary »

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Noriaki Yuasa

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Kimiyuki Hasegawa, Kazuo Kozu (story "Hebimusune to Hakuhatsuki") | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Yûko Hamada Yûko Hamada ... Yuko Nanjo (as Yuko Hamada)
Sachiko Meguro Sachiko Meguro ... Shige Kito
Yachie Matsui Yachie Matsui ... Sayuri Nanjo
Mayumi Takahashi Mayumi Takahashi ... Tamami Nanjo
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi ... Tatsuya Hayashi
Yoshirô Kitahara Yoshirô Kitahara ... Goro Nanjo
Kuniko Miyake ... Sister Yamakawa - The Director of Orphan asylum
Osamu Maruyama Osamu Maruyama ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tadashi Date Tadashi Date ... School Servant
Mariko Fukuhara Mariko Fukuhara ... Doll
Saburô Ishiguro Saburô Ishiguro ... Teacher Sasaki
Tomomi Takahashi Tomomi Takahashi
Kazuo Umezu Kazuo Umezu ... Taxi Driver
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Extremely fun Daiei adaptation of two shojo horror manga into a single, crazily FX-laden story about two rival, shape-shifting sisters who are on less than good terms. However, when an evil creature makes an appearance they have to overlook their differences and join forces to battle it.

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Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 January 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A classic shoujo manga come to life!
23 January 2017 | by rakshasahimeSee all my reviews

A classic shoujo manga come to life!

While I can understand why this film wouldn't be for everyone, those who do fall into it's niche will love this film. A rather campy film about a girl who get's adopted back in to her birth family, only to find out something's not quite right. A great film with trippy, & surreal visuals,along side fun, & crazy props. if you walk into this film looking to get scared you'll probably be disappointed, but if you love campy vintage films with horror motif's then you will be satisfied. If you're a fan of Nobuhiko Obayashi's "house" (Hausu) then this film will fit right in.


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