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The 1996 version is better. - Spoilers
I thought this was going to be a murder-mystery. But this one ends as a movie of grotesque supernatural power. I am just too worldly to be satisfied with this kind of an end.
Other complaints: Sequence of events is loosed tied. The killing scene of 8 samurais is too graphic, almost disgusting. The famous detective, Kindaichi, is underused.
The 1996 version is not necessarily a good one. But at least, that version does look like a detective movie and you can make sense of things.
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