Make your own free website on Tripod.com

 

A.I.D.S

Amnesia

Amputee

Autism

Blind

Cancer

Deaf

Disfigurement

Dwarf

General

Learning Difficulty

Limb

Mental

Polio

Stuttering

Recommended by Title

Recommended by Disability

Blind: Minor Films   no photo.
TitleKaidan (1964)
Alternative/Original Title1. Ghost Story 2. Hoichi the Earless 3. Kwaidan 4. Weird Tales
DisabilityBlind
CountryJapan
Length125
GenreFantasy
Rating?
DirectorMasaki Kobayashi
CastKatuso Nakamura Takashi Shimura
NotesThe film consists of 4 distinct stories. The one which concerns us is Hoichi the Earless. Hoichi is blind and lives in a monastery. He also has a peerless voice and is summoned to sing an epic ballad of a battle to the ghosts who died in that battle. His fellow monks fear he will be in danger and they paint all over his body symbols of a holy mantra so the ghosts will not see him. But they miss his ears and these are ripped off.

 Back to Home Page