The Snow Woman

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The Snow Woman
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Japanese 怪談雪女郎
Hepburn Kaidan Yukijorō
Directed by Tokuzō Tanaka
Screenplay by Fuji Yahiro
Based on Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things
by Lafcadio Hearn
Produced byIkuo Kubodera
Starring Shiho Fujimura
Akira Ishihama
Machiko Hasegawa
CinematographyChikashi Makiura
Edited byHiroshi Yamada
Music by Akira Ifukube
Distributed byDaiei
Release date
  • April 20, 1968 (1968-04-20)
Running time
80 minutes

The Snow Woman (Japanese: 怪談雪女郎, Hepburn: Kaidan Yukijorō, lit.'Ghost Story of the Snow Woman') is a 1968 Japanese fantasy horror film directed by Tokuzō Tanaka and produced by Daiei Film. [1] [2] [3] The film is an expanded adaptation of the Yuki-onna short story as it appeared in the 1904 collection Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn.



In the midst of a snow storm, an evil witch changes the lives of a master sculptor and his apprentice forever. [4]



The Snow Woman was released in Japan on April 20, 1968. [4] It was released in the United States as Snow Ghost by Daiei International Films with English subtitles in 1969. [3] The film was released on VHS by Daiei Home Video on July 8, 1994 [5] and on DVD on July 25, 2014 by Kadokawa Shoten. [6]

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