BLIND WOMAN'S CURSE (1970)/CURSE OF THE GHOST
(YOTSUYA KAIDAN: OIWA NO BOREI) 1969 authentic #poster
This is an orginal Japanese B2 movie poster that showcases 2 movies on this poster. (Japanese: #怪談昇り竜 ) is a 1970 Japanese action film directed by Teruo Ishii (#石井輝男 ).
#BLINDWOMANSCURSE (1970) Staring Meiko Kaji (#梶芽衣子 ). A strange #yakuza#chambara movie #MeikoKaji appeared in which wasn't that big of a hit, but has been released in the early 2000s on DVD and recently been transferred onto blu-ray and DVD again in the U.S and UK by #ArrowVideo . This poster is on the left hand side of the poster featuring the notorious #blackcat from the movie and the blind woman her self (actress #HokiTokuda ). A good film.This is a Nikatsu film.
Note Hoki Tokuda #ホキ徳田 is a well established Japanese actress, singer, and even a novelist in her own right. It is fair to say Ms.Tokuda is indeed an idol or retroidol . Many of Henry Miller's (famed novelist) know Hoki Tokuda as his 5th wife. An oddity that still bares fruit, but not enough to show the Western world Hoki Tokuda's triumph as a professional woman on a level of her own.
The right hand side of the poster.... Curse of the ghost
(#YOTSUYAKAIDAN : #Oiwanoborei ) #1969
Director: #KazuoMori . This an adaptation of a common movie/noh play in Japan.
The version by Kazuo Mori (aka Issei Mori) is variously known as Curse of the Ghost aka Ghost of OiwaakaCurseoftheNight(Yotsuya kaidan: Oiwa no borei, #Daiei , 1969). Mori is best remembered for having done episodes of Zatoichi, being one of the most competent if occasionally generic directors of chambara. (Thank you and shout out to Weird Wild Realm for helping me identify this version of the movie). This version and poster showcase actor #KeiSato , #KyokoMikage aka the ghost of yotsu.
This movie did poorly in Japan and is generally thrown around onto VHS and DVD in and outside of Japan, but none the less the story remains popular and this being the last one for 20 years before being remade again in 1981.
Last week we talked a bit about Blind Faith after playing “Well Alright” so here’s another recap! Blind Faith is considered by many to be the very first super group and consisted of Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker (coming from the recently broken up Cream), Steve Winwood (coming from The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic) and Ric Grech (leaving his band Family in the middle of their tour). They came out with one album in 1969 called Blind Faith and it is a knockout ☄️