Tuesday, February 13, 2007
If ever a film knew how to film grass, this is it. Two things will remain etched in your brain after watching Onibaba: the setting and the music. But it's also a hot steamy sensual story, powerful in its simplicity. In fact, it's so sensual that even Mother Nature has a vagina.Mother and Daughter strip dead or dying samurai of their armor to survive in a cruel world.Not many people live in this crazy environment. So it doesn't take much more than a scuzzy man to seduce the young girl.That brings on the jealousy and wrath of the mother.There's some horror thrown into the mix.Ironically, it's the mother who assumes a face that will stick.