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Drama Horror 19643h 3mOn: HBO MAX The Criterion Channel Tags: Supernatural Ghost Based on Books Country: Japan

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior's reflection in his teacup.Kwaidan featuring Michiyo Aratama and Misako Watanabe is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 2 others. It's a drama and horror movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (17,385 votes).

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Masaki Kobayashi


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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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#6,339 Ranked Movie

#157 Ranked in Ghost Movies

#279 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#399 Ranked in Horror Movies

Kwaidan has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (17,385 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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