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 4 others. It's a drama and fantasy movie with a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 89% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (14,176 votes).
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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#86 Ranked in Ghost Movies
#242 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#265 Ranked in Horror Movies
Kwaidan has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 89% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (14,176 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.