I just got through watching this. I have the Masters of Cinema release, but either this has recently had - or about to have - a release in R1 from Criterion. Interesting film that is sold as something of a mystery/fantasy film. However, without fully appreciating the socio-political aspects of the film, some of it plain makes no sense. Thankfully there's a commentary track included that helps root you into appreciating the film - and especially the elements that might have you scratching your head. It's a rather academic commentary, but none the worse for that. The black and white photography is nice, and the setting is kind of an industrial version of what we see in Onibaba (including actual documentary footage from unlicensed mining operations at the time, which'll make your hair curl!) Perhaps what sets this film apart is the awesome soundtrack - pure avant garde genious. The opening credits are both unique and mysterious, with two people running in darkness to a background of what can only be called "grunts". Marvellous. Anyway - interesting film, and worth seeing. It's not a ghost story (although there are ghosts in it), but really is a political tale with some elements of intrigued. Nice.