In this atmospheric horror film, set in feudal Japan, a woman and her daughter-in-law eke out a miserable existence by murdering wandering samurai and selling their armor for food. Their precarious existence is upset, however, when the daughter-in-law in dulges in a passionate affair with a neighbor and the mother falls into a jealous rage. Letterboxed; in Japanese with English subtitles. Director Kaneto Shindo; stars Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Sato. Tokyo Eiga, Kindai Eiga Koyaki.