It must be Hideo Nakata Day! First we got news of free tickets to screenings of his Death Note: L, Change the World, and now comes word from UpcomingHorrorMovies.com that his 2007 film Kaidan is set to hit DVD on June 30, 2009.
According to UHM Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be dropping Kaidan onto our shores this summer, but no additional details are available as of yet. Haven’t heard much about the flick, but here’s the premise:
250 years ago Soetsu, a humble moneylender, is murdered by Shinzaemon, a cruel samurai, and his dead body is disposed of in the Kasanegafuchi, the pool of a river where it snakes around and, 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 mysterious 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 the Kasanegafuchi.
The trailer below (which is without subtitles) looks pretty interesting. Keep it here for further details on Kaidan as they come.
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