Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai)

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LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT is set over a thousand years ago during the Tang Dynasty. A Chinese poet and a Japanese monk join forces to investigate a demonic cat who has possessed a general's wife and wreaked havoc on the imperial court. The investigation takes gruesome and unexpected twists, resulting in the monk and the poet unraveling the mystery behind the death decades earlier of legendary, beautiful concubine Yang Guifei.


Critic Reviews for Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

This stunning blockbuster shows that a superior original source, vaunting artistic ambition and a $170 million budget can turn a potboiler supernatural whodunit into something of ravishing beauty.

Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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Prioritizes sprawling spectacle over involving storytelling and falls far short of the historical and social allegories with which [Kaige] made his name ...

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Chen gives a fairy-tale tone to this ghost story yet always goes deeper into the issues of love, death, trust and envy, loyalty and betrayal.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

This modern fantasy weds the techniques of silent cinema with CGI to conjure a memorably mythic realm.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

At the core of it all stand a couple of goofballs that never stop entertaining, and a talking black cat that gives the film a much-welcomed fantasy element.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This pulpy silliness is told with a rare kind of cinematic excess, the money thrown into every inch of screen space as luxuriant as an MGM picture of old.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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