Priest of Darkness

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Priest of Darkness

Priest of Darkness

Release Date: April 30, 1936

Year    :   1936
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Nikkatsu Corporation
Director    :   Sadao Yamanaka
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Writers    :   Sadao Yamanaka, Shintarō Mimura
RunTime    :   82 mins.

Based on a well-known Kabuki drama titled "Kochiyama to Naozamurai", which Yamanaka distills into a masterpiece of jidaigeki (period film) as shomingeki (everyman drama), blending the two into something he apparently had rights to entirely in Japan during the 30s. Through a series of intrigues, Kochiyama, Naojiro (who becomes Hirotaro for the film), Ichinijo, and Hirotaro's sister Onami (played by a young Hara Setsuko) all pretty much have the worst day or two of their lives.


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