The Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch (region-A blu-ray)

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What do you get when Noriaki Yuasa, director of Daiei Studios much-beloved Gamera series, makes a monochrome film adaptation of the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom) The answer is 1968's The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch, a fantastically phantasmagorical slice of twisted tokusatsu terror ostensibly made for children that will irreparably traumatise any child that sees it! Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut and its home video premiere outside Japan, this rarely-screened, nightmarishly disorienting creepshow not only displays a seldom-seen side of kaiju auteur Yuasa, but its skilful blending of Umezu's comics (published in English-language markets as Reptilia) arguably anticipates many of the trends seen in J-horror decades later. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation - Original uncompressed mono audio - Optional English subtitles - Brand new commentary by film historian David Kalat - This Charming Woman, a newly filmed interview with manga and folklore scholar Zack Davisson - Theatrical trailer - Image gallery - Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork by Mike Lee-Graham FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing by Raffael Coronelli