6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great film - poor transfer,
This review is from: Ugetsu Monogatari [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
Having just watched this excellent film on the Eureka Blu-Ray edition boasting 'Newly restored Hi-Def transfer', I was surprised they even bothered wasting a BluRay disc at all and simply kept with a DVD issue. The transfer is appalling and there is no visual evidence of restoration - if anything the BluRay highlights the inadequacies of the scratched print.
Either wait for the next reissue when they have bothered cleaning up the source print, or buy the Criterion edition.
It's an interesting and well made film although don't expect the ghost story element to be to the fore. For a scarier Japanese horror experience, get Onibaba or Kwaidan.