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10 Ratings

The Bride from Hades


Directed by Satsuo Yamamoto
Japan, 1968
Horror, Fantasy


Tokugawa era, during the Obon festival, when the souls of the departed leave the underworld to visit their loved ones on earth.

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The Bride from Hades Directed by Satsuo Yamamoto

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  • Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The Bride from Hades

    Not so much a ghost story of ghouls and macabre violence, but a love story with death. Lauded director Satsuo Yamamoto creates an ambiance of magical realms in which sex, greed, karma, lotus sutras, and yes, the hereafter all play a role. By turns dreamy yet tense, cartoonish yet profound, ugly yet gorgeous. A young Miyoko Akaza as Otsuyu is addictively attractive in her turn as a poster girl for the everafter.

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