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Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)

Yatsuhaka-mura (original title)
The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

Director:

Yoshitarô Nomura

Writers:

Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay), Seishi Yokomizo (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken'ichi Hagiwara Ken'ichi Hagiwara ... Tatsuya Terada
Mayumi Ogawa Mayumi Ogawa ... Miyako Mori
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Yôzô Tajimi / Hisaya Tajimi
Yôko Yamamoto Yôko Yamamoto ... Haruyo
Etsuko Ichihara Etsuko Ichihara ... Kotake
Ninako Yamaguchi Ninako Yamaguchi ... Ko'ume
Ryôko Nakano Ryôko Nakano ... Tsuruko Igawa
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Ushimatsu
Hisashi Igawa ... Kanji
Masami Shimojô ... Kudô Kôchô
Takuya Fujioka Takuya Fujioka ... Kuno Ishi
Jun Hamamura Jun Hamamura ... Sôkichi Mori
Torahiko Hamada Torahiko Hamada ... Taichirô Yoshioka
Junko Natsu Junko Natsu ... Kazu'e
Hatsuo Yamaya Hatsuo Yamaya ... Bakurô Kichizô
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The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Village of Eight Gravestones See more »

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Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Shochikucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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chilling and graphic
5 June 2002 | by pyamadaSee all my reviews

As graceful and beautiful as Japanese cinema can be, there are many directors and films that do not shy away from graphic violence and gore. The depiction of the slaughter by the villagers in this movie is intense, almost hideous, but id does make the curse all the more frightening and real. This is definitely not a film for the squeamish, but nonetheless, and very fine ride.


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