Directed by Masahiro Shinoda, music by Toru Takemitsu, based on the novel by Ango Sakaguchi. A tale of acute human loneliness filled with mystery and fantasy through the relationship of Japanese with the cherry tree. Set in the 12th century, a bandit attacks travelers when they come near the mountain where he lives. He usually kills the men but keeps the women alive, forcing them to become his mistress. One day he comes across a shockingly beautiful woman under a cherry tree in full bloom, in which he believes a demon more evil than himself resides. He carries her on his back and takes her to his house. Granting her wish, they move to the city where he kills people and brings back their heads to please her...1975, with English subtitles, 95 minutes plus special features. Region Code 2.