Onibaba (1964)

The most daring film import ever ... from Japan!

  • Genre: Horror, Drama
  • Release Date: 1964-11-21
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 357 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Kindai Eiga Kyokai
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Kaneto Shindō
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While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman and her daughter-in-law survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi. The mother disapproves and, when she can't steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai.

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  • Nobuko Otowa

    as Woman
  • Jitsuko Yoshimura

    as Young Woman
  • Kei Satō

    as Hachi
  • Jūkichi Uno

    as The Samurai
  • Taiji Tonoyama

    as Ushi
  • Someshō Matsumoto

    as Runaway Warrior
  • Kentarô Kaji

    as Runaway Warrior
  • Fudeko Tanaka

    as Old Woman
  • Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi

    as Horse Riding Samurai
  • Hiroshi Tanaka

    as Horse Riding Samurai
  • Kanzō Uni

    as Horse Riding Samurai
  • Hosui Araya

    as Ushi's Follower
  • Michinori Yoshida

    as Samurai with Blood
  • Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi

    as Horse Riding Samurai A
  • Nobuko Shimakage

    as Child
Writing Kaneto Shindō Screenplay
Directing Kaneto Shindō Director
Art Kaneto Shindō Art Direction
Production Tamotsu Minato Producer
Sound Hikaru Hayashi Original Music Composer
Production Hisao Itoya Producer
Camera Kiyomi Kuroda Director of Photography
Editing Toshio Enoki Editor
Costume & Make-Up Shigeo Kobayashi Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kaneyasu Masuda Makeup Artist
Production Toshio Miyagawa Production Supervisor
Crew Toshiharu Takazu Prop Maker
Sound Tetsuya Ohashi Sound Designer
Crew Yoshio Kurihara Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Yoshio Ueno Costume Supervisor
Editing Mitsuyo Yosoda Editorial Production Assistant
Crew Tarō Okamoto Title Graphics
Production Setsuo Noto Producer
Production Kazuo Kuwahara Associate Producer
Camera Toshihiko Sato Camera Operator