Yellow Dragon's Village (2021) Review


“Yellow Dragon’s Village” is directed by Yugo Sakamoto, at the age of 24, who has won numerous awards at film festivals and is regarded as a rising star in the Japanese violent film industry.

He also won the Special Jury Prize at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, where he participated for the first time in a foreign film festival and took the independent film world by storm with his overwhelming depiction of violence while still a university student.

Yuki Kitamura, Takanori Murai, Urara Suzuki, and Nagomi Endo are excited about going camping at night in the city.

The next morning, eight young people, including Kento Kajiwara, Keisaku Kudo, Makoto Tanimura, and Mutsuo Tanimura, join them and head for the campsite in a rented car.

On the way, they enjoy a BBQ before heading to the campsite where they will stay.

Yuki Kitamura, Takanori Murai, Urara Suzuki, and Nagomi Endo were enjoying themselves with high tension as young people, while Kento Kajiwara, Keisaku Kudo, Makoto Tanimura, and Mutsuo Tanimura were enjoying themselves quietly.

On the way to the campsite, the car gets a flat tire in the mountains, where there is no mobile phone connection, and the young people walk around asking for help.

They go through a tunnel and come to a strange village, with villagers listening to music in front of the fire and not answering, and a scarecrow with a kitchen knife stuck in its head. This was the village of Ryukiri.

Then an old man named Shinjiro Umemiya appears on horseback and fixes the car for them. He invites them to have tea at his house.

When the young people visit Shinjiro’s house, they are greeted by Chiyo, Nahomi and Riko, who have already prepared dinner and bedding for the young people.

They were treated to a “delicious” dinner at the old man’s house, and Shinjiro half-heartedly asked them to stay the night because it was late.

The next morning, Yuki wakes up to a noise outside and sees villagers wearing strange masks parading around outside…

It’s a village horror film, a scary genre that Western films are good at setting up…In the poster visual of this movie, a man holding a knife in his hand is illuminated by an electric lamp on a dirt floor… What does the copy “This is a village rule” mean?

The experimental feel of the film is also a great expression of the current times and young people, and it really makes me look forward to the future.

Stay tuned for more information. This will be a movie worth watching for those of you who like thrills. This will also be a horror movie that you can’t miss this September. Let’s watch together to have a good experience.


  • Movie: Yellow Dragon’s Village
  • Native Title: 黄龍の村
  • Also Known As: Koryu no Mura , Koryu Nomura
  • Screenwriter & Director: Sakamoto Yugo
  • Genres: Horror, Drama
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 6 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older
  • Stars: Mizuishi Atomu, Matsumoto Takuya, Ueno Shiori, Ichinose Wataru, Ishizuka Shioka, Fujii Itsuki…

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