Onibaba (1964) watch online HD
- Original title:Onibaba
- Category:Movie / Drama / Horror
- Director:Kaneto Shindô
- Actors:Nobuko Otowa,Jitsuko Yoshimura,Kei Satô
- Writer:Kaneto Shindô
- Duration:1h 43min
- Video type:Movie
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- Rating 8.0
In the Fourteenth Century, during a civil war in Japan, a middle-aged woman and her daughter-in-law survive in a hut in a field of reed killing warriors and soldiers to trade their possessions for food. When their neighbor Hachi defects from the war and returns home, they learn that their son and husband Kichi died while stealing supplies from farmers. Soon Hachi seduces the young widow and she sneaks out of her hut every night to have sex with him. When the older woman finds the affair of her daughter-in-law, she pleads with Hachi to leave the young woman with her since she would not be able to kill the warriors without her help. However, Hachi ignores her request and continues to meet the young woman. When a samurai wearing a demon mask stumbles upon the older woman at her hut asking her to guide him out of the field, she lures him and he falls in the pit where she drops the bodies of her victims. She climbs down the hole to take his possessions and his mask, and she finds he is a ...
The demon mask used in the movie inspired William Friedkin to use a similar design for the makeup in subliminal shots of a white-faced demon in The Exorcist (1973).
Initially refused a certificate in England by the BBFC in 1965, but resubmitted in 1968 where it was approved with an X classification albeit with some cuts.
Onibaba's literal meaning is Demon Hag
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Award: Grand Prix Inter-Clubs du Cinéma (France 1966).
This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #226.
| Nobuko Otowa || - || Kichi's Mother |
| Jitsuko Yoshimura || - || Kichi's Wife |
| Kei Satô || - || Hachi |
| Jûkichi Uno || - || Samurai General |
| Taiji Tonoyama || - || Ushi |
| Someshô Matsumoto || - || Runaway Warrior A |
| Kentarô Kaji || - || Runaway Warrior B |
| Hosui Araya || - || Ushi's Follower |
| Fudeko Tanaka || - || Old Woman |
| Michinori Yoshida || - || Samurai with Blood |
| Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi || - || Horse Riding Samurai A |
| Hiroshi Tanaka || - || Horse Riding Samurai B |
| Kanzô Uni || - || Horse Riding Samurai C |
| Nobuko Shimakage || - || Child |