Japanese Horror Anthology Horror of Legend

Japanese Horror Anthology Horror of Legend

MojoDark's picture

Hi All I picked up this J-horror anthology DVD from Suncoast video a few months back and wanted to comment on them. It contained 6 short films that although effects weren't that great gave you a taste of the different kind of Kaidans(Ghost Stories) that are popular over there. So its a nice look at what has an effect on their culture. These are the stories that were on the disc:

Peony Lamp: This is one of the most popular classical ghost stories from Japan about an undying love.

She-bear: modern tale based on an urban legend about a psycho supernatural bag lady.

Yamamba: Modern take on a popular Mountain Hag legend.

Nurarihyon: A Feudal Japan light hearted ghost story.

Heartbroken Trip: Modern tale set in a haunted Hot Springs Resort.

Lost Souls: Creepy modern day roadside ghost story.

Might be worth it to some people interested in Japanese Lore and creepy tales. If anyone has seen this as well let me know what you thought of them.

I for one found them very enjoyable.

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408steve's picture

ill have to check it out

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Hi All I picked up this J-horror anthology DVD from Suncoast video a few months back and wanted to comment on them. It contained 6 short films that although effects weren't that great gave you a taste of the different kind of Kaidans(Ghost Stories) that are popular over there. So its a nice look at what has an effect on their culture. These are the stories that were on the disc:

Peony Lamp: This is one of the most popular classical ghost stories from Japan about an undying love.

She-bear: modern tale based on an urban legend about a psycho supernatural bag lady.

Yamamba: Modern take on a popular Mountain Hag legend.

Nurarihyon: A Feudal Japan light hearted ghost story.

Heartbroken Trip: Modern tale set in a haunted Hot Springs Resort.

Lost Souls: Creepy modern day roadside ghost story.

Might be worth it to some people interested in Japanese Lore and creepy tales. If anyone has seen this as well let me know what you thought of them.

I for one found them very enjoyable.

This one sounds great! Thanks MojoDark!!

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quietension's picture

I own that DVD and their is another to get as well, they're short and silly but if you're a J-horror fan. Then it's a decent addition to the collection

MojoDark's picture

Glad I could give you guys some ideas. I hope you enjoy them. I'll have to see if I can locate the other ones thanks quietension. You get 5 stars from me for tipping me off.

408steve's picture

do they have these at blockbuster

MojoDark's picture

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do they have these at blockbuster

Not that I've seen but you never know.

SPQQKY's picture

I grabbed a bunch off e-bay. I like most of them. They are a little silly at times though

yangster98's picture

hmmm... let me see if it worth my collections of Asian horror flicks.

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