Home Entertainment Movie Criterion in October 2021: ONIBABA, DEVI, RATCATCHER Present New Scary Season Options

Criterion in October 2021: ONIBABA, DEVI, RATCATCHER Present New Scary Season Options

In the middle of a newly expanded blockbuster season, I’m in the mood for Criterion. The specialty label announced their upcoming, atypical arthouse releases for the stereotypical scary season (i.e. October 2021), and the first one that jumps out at me is Onibaba, for the reasons highlighted in the official Criterion Collection release announcement: “Deep in the windswept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished older woman and her daughter-in-law murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for the most meager of sustenance. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from battle, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio’s tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals their horrifying fate. “Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning…

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