Kwaidan MOVIE


Kwaidan 1964

Kwaidan 1964 Japanese Horror Movie.An anthology of ghost stories.
Black HairIn ancient Kyoto, a samurai decides to leave his poor but beloved wife and become rich marrying a wealthy wife. He misses his loved wife, and years later, when he returns to her, he finds a surprise waiting for him.
The Woman in the SnowAnd old and a young woodman are surprised by a snow storm, and the younger is saved by the spirit of a snow woman. He promises never telling what happened with him. Years later, he breaks his promise, telling the secret to his wife.
Hoichi the EarlessThe blind Hoichi lives in a temple and magnificently plays his biwa and tells the sea battle of Dan-No-Ura between the clans of Genji and Heike.
In a Cup of Tea A samurai drinks water in a cup of tea, and he sees the soul of a former samurai. Later, he is haunted by the spirit.

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anon (10/25/2008 @ 3:26 pm)
horror in haiku. (view on firefox).
LFrog1386 (10/28/2008 @ 3:23 am)
Well-done film based on the short stories of Lafcadio Hearn. It is also an interesting look at film-making circa 1963 and I was impressed with the depth of old-fashioned story telling.
cohzy (10/30/2008 @ 2:49 pm)
thank you so much for this movie it is so hard to find i love this site! hoichi the earless is legendary in my book- the opening is so intense and beautiful
siningriver (12/30/2008 @ 1:27 am)
I liked The Woman In The Snow.
Argh (1/18/2009 @ 2:38 am)\'s not loding
(1/18/2009 @ 2:39 am)
OH, VIEW ON FIREFOX...I missed that.
Melhex (1/28/2009 @ 6:39 am)
Good stories
Me (2/25/2009 @ 9:44 am)
Umm, got Mozilla Firefox and none of the movies work. It just says (To Make Movie FULL-SCREEN Click the + symbol on the Bottom Right of the Player)in a dark grey box. Gone back to using Windows explorer for now. Suggestions?
Me again (2/25/2009 @ 11:40 am)
It\'s ok, I had to get an Adobe player thingy...everythings working fine now.
Nice site, thanks.
Me again (2/25/2009 @ 11:40 am)
cool glad you got it working . sorry I saw this comment late of I would of helped you.Enjoy the site .It works best with firefox.
ZoneDaiatlas (2/26/2009 @ 6:56 am)
Kwaidan was on last night on TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
Kikya (4/4/2009 @ 9:52 am)
AHHH. I really just watched it for Yuki-Onna. I was wondering when I\'d find that story on here. I do love these more traditional stories. I love the images because they feel so, time honered. Its beautiful.
Gheds (4/5/2009 @ 12:41 am)
I see that the gargoyle story from the \"Tales from the Darkside\" movie was based upon the second story.
Alex (4/9/2009 @ 6:10 pm)
I liked the opening. Very artistic! I love it!
Goth Celt Girl (4/12/2009 @ 8:34 am)
This is one of the first Asian horror movies that I ever saw. Rented it at Hollywood Video several years ago. I\'ve been hooked to Asian Horror ever since. So great! I would like to also see A Chinese Ghost Story. Another great oldie but goodie.
jzilla (4/26/2009 @ 1:06 pm)
is sb able to put on yotsuyakaidan?
trence5 (4/28/2009 @ 1:50 am)
that samurai in the first one was a deusche bag for leaving his wife. was it just me or was more beautiful than the rich one?
moody (11/11/2009 @ 5:54 pm)
no movie at this link... only an advertisement?
pria (1/13/2010 @ 4:23 pm)
One of the Best movies ever made.
Katy (1/17/2010 @ 10:02 am)
I think since you\'re featuring this that I\'ll watch it again >.< This is one of my most favorite of favorites of Asian Horror, of all time. I could watch this many times and never grow tired of it. I couldn\'t even choose just one of the three stories to say that I like the best, as I like them all equally. They\'re all great stories. I highly recommend this Asian/Japanese Classic!! Thank you Sada/Ethen for all that you do.
plop888 (1/18/2010 @ 11:38 pm)
Excellent. All of them. 9/10 bones. Thanks for posting.
Lee (1/22/2010 @ 4:07 pm)
OMG!!! Its back up!!! Those who are commenting and are interested in more of the stories must read the book by Lafcadio Hearn. He\'s not Japanese but it\'s worth looking into. It\'s like any Dan Brown books or maybe \"Twilight\" series or Harry Potter films, I feel the books are more interesting than the movies. I still love cinema as much though, if filmed in the direction of the original material. I haven\'t really enjoyed the remakes of foreign films that America has produced. If anybody has any suggestions of any great literatures or films that we all can appreciate, please do share it with the Asian Horror Movies community.
kflip (1/28/2010 @ 1:09 am)
first off, i would like to say that this movie is not for everyone. what this movie is, its a very intense and powerful film. it was a very beautiful film and even though they didnt use much dialogue or music in the film, it proved to be eerily creepy. i dont think ive ever been as scared as i was hearing the sound of a weaving machine. the storyline was very predictable since most horror films have the same recycled storylines now but i imagine that it was the first of its kinda back in the day. all in all, its a highly recommended watch. i just hope filmmakers start making real movies like this again.
robbwl (1/28/2010 @ 3:26 am)
I use Adobe Flash for Windows... it seems to work fine for all programs
j3t (7/22/2010 @ 4:05 am)
Looks as though the video is down, cant wait to see it when its back up.
@ j3t, I just checked and all parts seem to be working fine , maybe try firefox or google chrome browser.
JV (8/18/2010 @ 8:57 pm)
Loaded the player and am using Firefox..Nada