It was filmed in a field of high susuki grass, meaning that neither the characters or the camera were able to see more than a few feet, which helped to create a claustrophobic, entrapping effect.
It's equal part lust and fear of Hachi and the younger woman pairing off and leaving her behind.
While not particularly moralistic, it's searing in its depiction of a cursed world that flawed people are forced to grapple with.
Onibaba world is a windworld like summer days I remember but a limbo and purgatory.
It's about taking the viewer to a place they never imagined they were going, something Shindo does remarkably here.
There's a lot more there.
I just hope 'Kuroneko', 'Naked Island' and 'Edo Porn' are as good.
I noticed something strange in the beginning of the movie: When the mother and daughter was swapping the samurai equipment from the two Samurais they threw down into the hole, they ask for two bags of millet.