Kuroneko (Criterion Collection) (1968)
"Onibaba" director Kaneto Shindo offers up another poetic and eerie Japanese horror classic with this story set in medieval times. To combat an unseen force gruesomely killing samurai warriors, a heroic military man comes to the village where the bloodshed is taking place and purifies his spirit before battle, meeting with two women who were sexually assaulted by the same demonic spirit. Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, and Rokko Toura star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; theatrical trailer; booklet. In Japanese with English subtitles.