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Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1964

Monasteries's rating of the film Kwaidan

"The Black Hair" and "The Woman of the "Snow were unreal, if a little overdone in the thematic department. "Hoichi the Earless" dragged on far too long but was ultimately rewarding. "In a Cup of Tea" was just kind of goofy and unnecessary. Overall set design was incredible (painted backdrops, physical sets, etc.), cinematography knocked it out of the park, and the score sounded like something Bobby Krlic would do.