Older Brother, Younger sister (1953)

MIKIO NARUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ani Imoto Japan, 1953.  Daiei Tokyo Daini.  Screenplay by Yoko Mizuki, based on the novel by Saisei Muro.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.  Produced by Nobuo Miura.  Music by Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Mikio Naka.  Costume Design by Terutaka Horiguchi.  Film Editing by Toyo Suzuki. Yoshiko Kuga is excellent as a young woman in a remote…

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Kwaidan (1964)

MASAKI KOBAYASHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Kaidan Japan, 1964.  Bungei, Ninjin Club, Toho Company, Toyo Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha.  Screenplay by Yoko Mizuki, based on the novel by Lafcadio Hearn.  Cinematography by Yoshio Miyajima.  Produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Shigemasa Toda.  Costume Design by Masahiro Kato.  Film Editing by Hisashi Sagara.   This haunting film is…

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