DEMON POND (Yasha ga Ike)
1979 – Color - 123 min. – DIGITAL ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: BANDO Tamasaburo
KATO Go, YAMAZAKI Tsutomu
KARA Juro, KANEDA Ryunosuke
ABE Toru, HAMAMURA Jun
Music by: TOMITA Isao
Directed by: SHINODA Masahiro
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Filmmaker Shinoda Masahiro's lost masterpiece!
In a remote mountain village of Northern Japan, the inhabitants suffer from a severe drought while just above the village a river cascades freely. A young Tokyo scholar uncovers a local legend which holds that the river has as its source a haunted pond, wherein the Dragon God is sealed. Each day, a sacred bell is rung to prevent the Demon Pond from releasing its angry demons and washing away the town. According to the Japan Society, this is the most lavish production in Japanese film history, with famed Kabuki ”Onnagata” (female impersonator) Bando Tamasaburo in dual female roles as a beautiful woman and the embodiment of the Dragon God!