Edogawa Rampo's Beast in the Shadows

Edogawa Rampo's Beast in the Shadows (1977)

Multiple murders, red herrings and sadomasochistic sex are the order of the day in this ground-breaking mystery from Edogawa Rampo, Japan's foremost writer of suspense novels. The year is 1930 and the chance meeting of a novelist and one of his fans opens the door to a series of mysterious events culminating in the death of a wealthy industrialist who may have been leading a double life. Aoi Teruhiko and Kayama Yoshiko star along with 2 of Japan's most famous and highly respected actors, Otomo Ryutaro and Wakayama Tomisaburo. In a departure from the samurai genre in which he made his name this is director Kato Tai's masterpiece. A true work of cinema art comes to life in this deadly tale of love and betrayal!

Writing:
  • Rampo Edogawa
  • Tai Katô
  • Shigeo Nakakura
Directing:
  • Tai Katô
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  • Release Date: 1977-06-18
  • Language: 日本語
  • Country: JP
  • Runtime: 118

Ryutaro Otomo

Rokuro Oyamada

Tomisaburō Wakayama

Tatsuo Honda

Mitsuko Baisho

Sumiko Miyajima - The Actress

Yoshiko Kayama

Shizuko Oyamada

Jin Nakayama

Prosecutor Itozaki

Isao Bitō

Tamizô Aoki

Noboru Nakaya

Kawatarô Uekusa

Teruhiko Aoi

Kôichirô Samukawa

Mariko Kaga

Fumiko Masuda

Kumi Taguchi

Helen Christie
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