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Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

All show and nobody home.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Magnífico do ponto de vista estético, conta com uma direção de arte brilhante e quadros compostos com inspiração absoluta, além de ter um inventivo design de som. Mas a montagem adota um ritmo excessivamente arrastado que torna a narrativa entediante.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 23, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The first episode builds an effective mood through its elliptical action and long, slow tracks through empty rooms, but this 1965 film soon levels off into academic stylization.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 19, 2007
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

A classic.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 17, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

We've grown accustomed to more violent, more suspenseful, and scarier stories than these, but there's no questioning the quality of this film.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A colorfully exotic offering but lacks the visceral power to explore the horror genre.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

October 31, 2008
John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com

...the ghostly samurai court listening to Hoichi, and the samurai battle effectively form visual haikus that remain in the mind's eye

Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 24, 2002
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 4/5

November 12, 2002
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

They're not likely to scare you outright, but hopefully you too can appreciate the craft and artistry with which they are told.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 8/10

July 12, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a visually ravishing film that uses dazzling color palettes and carefully composed widescreen photography to bring the viewer into an entirely supernatural world

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2001
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Couple these sound effects and voices with some remarkable pictorial images and the consequence is a horror picture with an extraordinarily delicate and sensuous quality.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 9, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

August 4, 2005
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

It can still hold its own against the new generation of horror films still sourcing it. Well worth a look.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

May 31, 2006

Time Out
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It is a compendium of four ghost stories adapted from Lafcadio Hearn, so determinedly aesthetic in their design and style that horror frissons hardly get a look in. Very beautiful, though.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006

Film4

Visually beautiful and with some cool special effects, this is a quartet of Japenese horror ghost stories that have very few scares, although there is the odd frisson of eeriness in a couple of them.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 19, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Kwaidan's haunting poetry is conveyed not only in its beautiful color images, but also through the chilling soundtrack.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

September 19, 2007

Variety
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March 26, 2009
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