Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Feb 21, 2020
7:30pm

KWAIDAN

Program begins with the short “The Haunted Swordsman” (2019, 16 min. Dir. Kevin McTurk) A lone samurai and his odd companion, a cursed severed head, seek vengeance in a haunted world. From the director of the gothic horror THE MILL AT CALDER'S END, this handcrafted live-action short film uses groundbreaking puppetry and in-camera effects to tell an epic tale set in a world of demons and ghosts. Voiced by Jason Scott Lee, James Hong, Franka Potente and Christopher Lloyd.

35 mm!

KWAIDAN
1965, Janus Films, 160 min, Japan, Dir: Masaki Kobayashi

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted.


KWAIDAN in Japanese with English subtitles.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Feb 21, 2020 • 7:30pm