Ugetsu ★★★★½

A bit too plain and predictable to deserve the 5/5 I thought I may have given this. As my first Mizoguchi, I was expectedly pleased at the cinematography and acting but a little underwhelmed by the story.

The film certainly picks up throughout the second half though, slightly shifting from the moralistic tale of greed and war to this bizarre ghost love story.

Even though I was a microbe underwhelmed, there is still no doubting that this film is a masterpiece. It's just not quite as strange or surreal as I expected and prefer.

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