Now, I am not too proud to admit that Hellbound was a bit of a disappointment. It has to do with hard math, like, the ratio of Jackson and tomfoolery to roundhouse kicks and lasers. To make it up to you and my brain (which still smarts over the whole thing), this month's selection is all "classic" and "artistic" and "rated 8.0 on imdb in case you think that means anything"...that's right, it can only be one movie: Kaneto Shindo's Onibaba (1964). Here's the Netflix summary, where it happens to be on instant watch:
During the great war-torn upheaval in medieval Japan, a poverty-stricken mother and her daughter-in-law scratch out a desperate existence by murdering lost samurai, disposing of their bodies and selling their belongings for grain. But when a neighbor returns from the war, lust, jealousy and rage threaten to drive a wedge between the mother and daughter-in-law. It isn't long before the presence of an ominous demon mask seals the trio's fate.That's right. We're classin' up the joint this go-round!
The film: Onibaba
The due date: Monday, October 4
What you do:
- Review the movie on your site. Add a link to Final Girl in there somewhere. If you've reviewed the film before, that's fine- but you must retrofit your review with a link to FG to be included in my round-up.
- Email your link to me at stacieponder at gmail dot com. Put 'film club' or some such in the subject line.
- Bask in the warm, glowing, warming glow of Film Club Day. Easy, breezy, et cetera et cetera.