Kuroneko (#584)

Type: New Blu-Ray

In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography.


New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

Video interview with director Kaneto Shindo from the Directors Guild of Japan

New video interview with critic Tadao Sato

Theatrical trailer

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and an excerpt from film scholar Joan Mellen’s 1972 interview with Shindo