Kwaidan DVD - 1963 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. An anthology of ghost stories adapted from books by Lafcadio Hearn, an American writer who lived in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Colorful, eerie and quite unique, it is one of the most visually stunning horror films ever produced. Stars Michiyo Aratama, Keiko Kishi and Tatsuya Nakadai. It could induce nightmares in children, however. 164 minutes.