Gakko No Kaidan
Thu Nov 1 02:12:03 EST 2001
>From: "Tom Mes" <china_crisis at hotmail.com>
>this looks like an omnibus film or collection of tv films [...]
>I'm left wondering if this indeed Kurosawa's 1994 film finally
>receiving a video release.
I think I mentioned some of these here before. You might find a few more
details if you check the Kine Japan archives, but briefly...
I've never heard of a Kurosawa-directed Hanako "film" (there are several
Toire no Hanako-san films & videos with other directors) but I think the
one you want is the 1994 TV special, Realistic Horror: Gakko no Kaidan I.
Kurosawa's 1994 Hanako (about 25 minutes long?) was part of that. There's
also an f (1997) and G (1998) in the series that Kurosawa participated in.
Earlier this year there was also a Gakko no Kaidan: Haru no Mononoke
Special on TV that featured another episode called "Hanako" directed by
I found some discographies on the net that might be useful for you:
Here's the Daiei video page for G:
I can't seem to find pages for the other shows. The Gakko no Kaidan tapes
are relatively easy to get, and I rented them all at my local video shop.
I've been meaning to re-watch some of those shows... (My "Halloween movie"
last night was Masumura's Otto ga Mita, and that was pretty chilling too.)
When I was at Teatoru Shinjuku the other day for Pistol Opera I picked up a
flyer for an upcoming boid.net presentation, "Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Shinozaki
Makoto no Kyoufu no Eigashi part 2." It's on November 24 from 1:30 p.m. at
the Athenee Francais Cultural Center. I'm definitely planning to go.
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