Heat Shimmer Theater (1981)
aka Heat-Haze Theatre
aka Kagerô-za

Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Country: Japan | Director: Seijun Suzuki
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 139mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1436×1080 – 23.976fps – 5.20gb

Set in Tokyo in 1926, Kagero-za features 1970s action star Matsuda Yusaku as Matsuzaki, a playwright of modern Shinpa theatre. One day he crosses paths with a solitary woman who asks him to accompany her to the hospital where her friend is dying, unnerved by the presence there of a sinister older woman selling the “bladder cherries” of the Chinese Lantern Plant, which are rumored to contain the souls of women. He refuses, but finds himself unable to shake off this seductive apparition, whom it is revealed may or may not be the deceased wife of his wealthy patron Tamawaki.


Heat Shimmer Theater (1981)