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SNAKE WOMAN’S CURSE
(Synapse Films) 1968. Horror. 85 Minutes. Not rated. In feudal Japan, an elderly man is accidentally killed while begging his landlord to forgive his nonpayment of rent. Still owed a lot of money, the landlord enslaves the deceased man’s wife and daughter, but things go awry for the landlord and his family as they become the playthings of a curse.
  You know, I watched this movie waiting for something to happen, but the only thing that happened was boredom and disappointment. While I did enjoy Nobuo Nakagawa’s direction and shooting (the ghost trickery was kind of cool), the story is a snore. Extras include the theatrical trailer, poster gallery, extensive liner notes, and reversible cover with original Japanese poster artwork: something I love that only Synapse Films does. – Denis Sheehan

 

 

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