Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya)

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Year:
1959
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GHOST STORY OF YOTSUYA

A Mitsugu Okura Production

'The bond of parent and child

lasts through this world...

'... but that of husband and wife

lasts forever.

'How can you kill one

who is your body and soul...

'... who is bound to you

for generations to come?

Photography:
Tadashi Nishimoto

Art Director:
Hiroyasu Kurosawa

Music:
Michiaki Watanabe

Shigeru Amachi

Noriko Kitazawa

Katsuko Wakasugi

'I cannot leave this baby,

innocent of any sin!

'O, the fury

of a woman maddened...

'... is truly like unto...

'... the greatest horror

there is.'

Directed by

Nobuo Nakagawa

Okayama, Bizen

It's very cold.

Yes, I'm chilled to the bone.

It's past winter solstice.

I wonder how long

this cold will go on...

A moment, please!

Iemon Tamiya again begs...

...the hand of your daughter Iwa

in Marriage.

You again?

I've told you:
I will not give Iwa

to a libertine like you.

What proof do you have

that I'm a libertine?

That you would demand proof

of such a thing is very amusing.

I guess that's how a man

of no status would think.

But you don't deceive Samon

so easily.

I may have no position,

but I am a samurai!

You believe lies!

A samurai speaks but once:

...you will not have her!

You say that your disrepute

is all due to lies, Tamiya...

...yet you lie in wait

in a place like this...

...conduct unworthy of

even the lowest samurai.

Samon, you dishonor yourself

by even speaking with him.

Let's be on our way.

Hear me...

...I want no more of you haunting

my grounds like some stray cat!

Wait!

Why do you go back

on your promise...

...and treat me like some thief?

I've said no. There's no sense

in you arguing.

Enough! It is you

who makes no sense!

Who are you to silence me?

A man of no status does not

silence an elder!

No man talks down to me!

Silence!

Hold your tongue!

I would never give my daughter

to a prattling fool!

Do you call me a fool?!

Wait!

Well, chief...

...I'd say you're in trouble.

Bastard!

Hey! Take it easy!

I've got an idea.

Leave this to Me.

I know exactly what to do.

Miss Iwa, Yomoshichi is here.

What a terrible thing

to happen to your father!

It is a tragedy for you, as well.

Ozawa Usaburo has a slash

right across his face.

It must have been him! He tried

to rob your father once before.

I suppose he was angry because

Father filed a complaint.

Yomoshichi...

...may I ask that you delay...

...your marriage to

my sister Sode...

...until we've taken vengeance?

The sooner I avenge this wrong,

the better.

Iemon, would you be so kind

as to accompany us...

...and render assistance?

Gladly.

For you, Miss Iwa, anything.

Well, well, well!

I wonder who's the lucky man...

What a pretty bride!

Yes.

Chief...

...when do we get rid of that guy?

It irritates me just seeing him

walking with Sode.

Iwa, aren't you getting tired?

Yes, I am.

It's been six months

since we left home.

You're not stringing me along,

are you?

I'm the one being strung along,

stuck with a man like you!

I'm a samurai!

If you won't help me...

...I'll just have to tell them

what happened.

Watch your tongue, Naosuke!

So you will get rid of

Yomoshichi for me...

As soon as I have the chance.

Shiraito Falls/Soga Shrine:

I want to pray where

the Soga brothers took revenge...

...in the old story.

But I feel so weak...

I'll pray to them for you,

Miss Iwa. You wait here.

Would you, please?

Yomoshicchi...

...would you pray to them

for me as well?

Of course.

Chief... now's our chance.

Don't waste it.

Try and push him over the cliff.

I'll stab him if you miss.

A magnificent sight!

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