Ten Dark Women (1961) – Ichikawa Kon

DFNY #84

黒い十人の女 Kuroi junin no onna

市川 崑 Ichikawa Kon

Japanese black comedy – Man’s wife and nine girlfriends plot to kill him 4*

 

Advertisements

The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) – Takashi Miike

DFNY #70

カタクリ家の幸福  Katakuri-ke no Kōfuku
三池 崇史                 Miike Takashi

Japanese family moves to the country to run a hotel –  picture  “The Sound of Music meets The Dawn of the Dead”! 3.5*

Floating Clouds “Ukigumo” (1955) – Mikio Naruse

DFNY #33

Floating Clouds (浮雲 Ukigumo)
Mikio Naruse (成瀬 巳喜男 Naruse Mikio)

A lonely woman struggles while loving a married man in post-war Tokyo 4*

The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) – Nobuo Nakagawa

DFNY #20

東海道四谷怪談

“Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan”

中川 信夫 Nakagawa Nobuo

Murders escalate thanks to philandering samurai in stylistic classic Japanese ghost story of revenge 4*