Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)

Japan, 1968
99m
35mm film, black and white, 2.35:1
mono, Japanese

A Japanese horror film directed by Kaneto Shindô.

Plot Summary

Two women are raped and killed by samurais and return as ghosts to take their revenge.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Kaneto Shindô
Toho Company
Produced by: Nobuyo Horiba, Kazuo Kuwahara, Setsuo Noto
Written by: Kaneto Shindô
Directors of Photography: Norimichi Igawa, Kiyomi Kuroda
Editor: Hisao Enoki
Music by: Hikaru Hayashi
Sound: Tetsuya Ôhashi
Make-up: Shigeo Kobayashi
Art Director: Takashi Marumo

Cast
Kichiemon Nakamura (Gintoki)
Nobuko Otowa (Yone)
Kei Satô (Raiko)
Rokkô Toura (samurai)
Kiwako Taichi (Shige)
Taiji Tonoyama (farmer)
Hideo Kanze (Mikado)
Eimei Esumi
Shôji Ôki
Kentarô Kaji
Masaru Miyata
Noriyuki Nishiuchi
Eishu Kaneda
Jôji Taki
Miyako Kasai
Kayoko Sebata
Chiyo Okada
Harumi Hirota
Yoshiko Uchi

Alternative Titles

The Black Cat
Czarny kot
– Poland
El gato negro – Venezuela
O Gato Preto – Brazil
Kobieta kot – Poland
Kolasmena pathi – Greece
Kuroneko – English language title

References

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.202
  • Cinematic Vampires by John L. Flynn pp.160
  • The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films by Salvador Murguia (ed.) pp.181-182 – credits, review (by Seán Hudson)
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.242
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1970 p.112
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.232-233 – illustrated review (by Kieran Fisher)
  • World Filmography 1968 by Peter Cowie (ed.) p.432