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Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) Reviews

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October 3, 2002
All show and nobody home.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2007
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
September 19, 2007
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.
October 17, 2016
Kwaidan is a psychological horror film for those who are seeking an utterly immersive experience.
June 5, 2002
Viewers expecting a compendium of horror will be disappointed for these tales are gentle, ironic and sad. All are stunningly photographed and exquisitely designed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2009
A classic.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 26, 2009
Film is visually and physically stunning but its three tales of the supernatural are more intellectual than visceral.
October 31, 2008
A colorfully exotic offering but lacks the visceral power to explore the horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 24, 2002
...the ghostly samurai court listening to Hoichi, and the samurai battle effectively form visual haikus that remain in the mind's eye
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2017
The fairy tale "Woman of Snow" is better than the other three horror segments.
November 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2015
Extraordinary as Kwaidan's spectacles are, I'm even more impressed by its soundscape, the work of the great composer Toru Takemitsu.
July 12, 2002
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 | Original Score: 8/10
June 24, 2006
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.
February 27, 2001
a visually ravishing film that employs dazzling color palettes and carefully composed widescreen photography to bring the viewer into an entirely supernatural world
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2005
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.
August 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2006
It can still hold its own against the new generation of horror films still sourcing it. Well worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2007
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.
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