History Film / Onibaba

16th Dec '16 2:06:26 PM jamespolk
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* HollywoodDarkness: There must be a full moon every night, because it's always pretty well lit, with beams of light on the two women in their hut as they sleep. There's even a spotlight on the PitTrap in the final scene.
16th Dec '16 12:24:26 PM jamespolk
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* SkunkStripe: Appropriately, the murderous older woman sports one of these.

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* SkunkStripe: Appropriately, the murderous older woman sports one of these.these.
* UntranslatedTitle: "Demon Hag", actually a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onibaba_(folklore) Japanese myth]].
16th Dec '16 12:21:19 PM jamespolk
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* DramaticUnmask: The older woman finally manages to yank the mask off the samurai's face, only to find that he is badly deformed. At the end, after the younger woman resorts to whacking the mask off the older woman's face with a mallet, she is horribly deformed as well.



* {{Fanservice}}: Multiple shots of both women topless in their hut. This was one of the first movies in Japanese history to have significant nudity.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Multiple shots of both women topless in their hut.hut, sex scenes between the young woman and Hachi, Hachi clad only in a loincloth, Hachi and the young woman running naked through the grass and rice fields. This was one of the first movies in Japanese history to have significant nudity.
16th Dec '16 12:18:12 PM jamespolk
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* ClingyCostume
* CoolMask: The mysterious samurai Kichi's mother-in-law leads through the susuki grass.

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* ClingyCostume
ClingyCostume: After a while, the mask doesn't want to come off.
* CoolMask: The mysterious samurai Kichi's mother-in-law leads through the susuki grass.grass wears one of these, supposedly to protect his handsome face.



* EvilMask

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* EvilMaskEvilMask: The mask eventually leaves it's wearers horribly mangled, and may turn them into demons.



* GhostlyGlide

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* GhostlyGlideGhostlyGlide: OK, so the older woman is using the mask to scare the younger woman, but that doesn't really explain how she glides like that.


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* RepeatCut: The final shot of the older woman's ghastly face as she leaps over the PitTrap is repeated six times, as she screams that she's not a demon, before the film cuts to black.
16th Dec '16 12:04:29 PM jamespolk
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* DiabolusExMachina: The random burglar, or whoever, who shows up at Hachi's hut out of nowhere, and kills Hachi when Hachi returns.
16th Dec '16 11:52:20 AM jamespolk
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* CatapultNightmare: The young woman has a dream of the demon.


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* GhostlyGlide
16th Dec '16 11:38:16 AM jamespolk
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* MeadowRun: The young woman goes dashing through the tall grass to Hachi's hut.

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* MeadowRun: The young woman goes likes to go dashing through the tall grass to Hachi's hut.hut for sex. Later the two engage in a nude Meadow Run through the grass and the rice paddies.



* {{Ronin}}

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* {{Ronin}}{{Ronin}}: The creepy mask guy is a samurai who fled after his army was defeated in battle.
16th Dec '16 11:09:15 AM jamespolk
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: The older woman fondles her breasts and then humps a tree after watching the younger woman have sex with Hachi.



* KickTheDog: Or eat the dog, if you're two peasant women on the ragged edge of starvation.



* MrsRobinson: Kichi's mother makes a pass at Hachi.

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* MrsRobinson: Kichi's mother makes a pass at Hachi. It's equal part lust and fear of Hachi and the younger woman pairing off and leaving her behind.
16th Dec '16 10:53:55 AM jamespolk
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* CreepyCrows: Are there crows hanging out by the hole where the peasants throw soldiers' corpses? Of course there are.

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* CreepyCrows: Are there crows hanging out by the hole where the peasants women throw soldiers' corpses? Of course there are.are. Later Hachi sees them flying up out of the hole after presumably snacking on what's at the bottom.


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* {{Fanservice}}: Multiple shots of both women topless in their hut. This was one of the first movies in Japanese history to have significant nudity.


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* MeadowRun: The young woman goes dashing through the tall grass to Hachi's hut.
16th Dec '16 10:32:46 AM jamespolk
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* FanserviceExtra: Ushi the fence has a naked lady lounging around in his dirty little cave.



* MrsRobinson: Kichi's mother-in-law makes a pass at Hachi.

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* MrsRobinson: Kichi's mother-in-law mother makes a pass at Hachi.
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