My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou



(out of 5)

Thrilling ghost story with some sexy mayhem in between. A woman and her daughter-in-law live in abject poverty in feudal Japan, subsisting by killing the stray samurai warriors who get lost in their fields and selling their wares to a local merchant. The son and husband who links them has been off in the war for quite some time and they await his homecoming, until the day his friend comes home and informs them that their beloved is dead and he’s all they’ve got to hope for. The younger woman, lonely and vulnerable, begins a relationship with him, while the mother reacts to this disloyalty in a jealous rage that ends up backfiring on her. Terrific visuals and fiercely committed performances, and one of the scariest masks you ever saw.

Kindai Eiga Kyokai, Tokyo Eiga Co Ltd.

Japan, 1964

Directed by 

Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo

Cinematography by 

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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