Image galleries for Hideo Nakata's KAIDAN

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FOR TRAILERS & OTHER VIDEOS, SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE

The official website for Hideo Nakata's Kaidan has been overhauled; among other things, several image galleries for the movie have been added to it. Shochiku Co. Ltd. (Shôchiku K.K.) and Xanadeux K.K. (K.K. Zanadû) are scheduled to release the movie theatrically in Japan on August 4th. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is the international sales agent for the movie.

The screenplay for Kaidan was written by Satoko Okudera, based on the kaidan-banashi "Shinkei Kasane-ga-fuchi" by Enchô San'yûtei. (Note that Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan (Kaidan) was based on stories from books by Lafcadio Hearn (a.k.a. Yakumo Koizumi).) The movie stars (listed order corresponds to order on cast page of official website) Kikunosuke Onoe V, Hitomi Kuroki, Mao Inoue, Kumiko Asô, Tae Kimura, and Asaka Seto.

Here's a synopsis for Kaidan from the production: "250 years ago. Soetsu, a humble moneylender, is murdered by Shinzaemon, a cruel samurai, and his body is disposed of in Kasane-ga-fuchi - the pool of a snaking river where, legend has it, those who sink into the water will never float to the surface again. 20 years later, in a chance encounter, Shinkichi, the handsome son of Shinzaemon, meets Toyoshiga, the daughter of Soetsu, and they fall in love. When Toyoshiga dies from a strange disease, Shinkichi finds that not only is he unable to avoid the mysterious fatality of the past and Toyoshiga's tenacious love for him, but he is also forced to confront the ghostly truths held by Kasane-ga-fuchi."

For more information on Kaidan, see Twitch's seventh, sixth, fifth, fourth, third, second, and first articles on it.


Kaidan theatrical trailer (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 11.9 MB MOV file)

Kaidan theatrical trailer (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 17.3 MB WMV file)

Kaidan teaser trailer #2 (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 5.3 MB MOV file)

Kaidan teaser trailer #2 (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 7.2 MB WMV file)


Kaidan teaser trailer #1 (no dialogue; downloadable 3.7 MB MOV file)

Kaidan teaser trailer #1 (no dialogue; downloadable 4.8 MB WMV file)

Kaidan 'making of' video (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 6.5 MB MOV file)

Kaidan 'making of' video (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 9.4 MB WMV file)

Kaidan press conference video (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 100 MB MOV file)

Kaidan press conference video (Japanese w/o subtitles; downloadable 134 MB WMV file)

Kaidan official website

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