Monday, January 23, 2017

Empire of Passion

Empire of Passion is a 1978 Japanese-language film directed by Nagisa Oshima. A traditional Japanese ghost story, this features a wife who yields to a much younger ex-soldier. I love Japanese horror, especially the ghost stories, and was happy to find this available.

I watched it at Hulu with commercial interruptions, but it was free so I'm not complaining. Of course, Hulu doesn't allow free viewing at all anymore. As I understand it, now you have to pay for a subscription to watch it with commercials. LOL! No, thanks.


Moria gives it a positive review. Slant Magazine calls it "provocative". DVD Talk says, "It's a traditional Japanese ghost story through and through, with regret and temerity as the essentials intermingled within the compartmentalized narrative."

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