Ugetsu

Ugetsu ★★

A simple tragic story of greed and ambition that takes a detour through some weird otherworldly territory. Admittedly I did not watch this under ideal circumstances, but man, I did not care about any of it. Felt twice its length. Japanese histrionics never work for me - all the fumbling and falling and flailing and yelling. Calm down, people. Plus the soundtrack and music were often (I think intentionally) grating. Some great compositions, but I just could not stay interested. It's not that there's anything wrong with it, really - just rubs me the wrong way at almost every opportunity.

I'd consider giving this some space and watching it again if it ever played at a repertory theater or something.