The Peony Lantern: A Ghost Story
- 1 x 79 min. + 3 x 49 min. [HD]
- The erotic, beautiful, horror of the living
Murder, retribution, loyalty, true love, conspiracy, betrayal, and carnal sin -- a Japanese classic horror saga is revived as an action-packed new rendition, using spectacular wire-action and special effects.
Iijima Heizaemon harbors a dark past. Of murder. Years later in a strange twist of fate, the son of the man he accidentally killed comes under his tutelage. It is perhaps karma, then, that this youth should discover a plot to murder Heizaemon, and that behind this conspiracy is a woman who calls herself Heizaemon's lover... Meanwhile, Heizaemon's beautiful daughter Otsuyu falls madly in love, but the romance ends in her tragic death. Night after night, the sound of clogs echoes in the streets as the ghost of Otsuyu visits her lover's bedchamber, lit by the flame from a peony lantern...