IMDb > Gate of Flesh (1964)

Gate of Flesh (1964) More at IMDbPro »Nikutai no mon (original title)

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   1,821 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Contact:
View company contact information for Gate of Flesh on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
11 December 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Welcome to hell See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Seijun Suzuki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Taijirô Tamura  novel
Goro Tanada 

Produced by
Kaneo Iwai .... producer
 
Original Music by
Naozumi Yamamoto 
 
Cinematography by
Shigeyoshi Mine 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kimura 
 
Art Direction by
Takeo Kimura 
 
Production Management
Yoshiaki Yabuuchi .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masami Kuzû .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tsugio Yonezu .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aizô Kôno .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Masaru Mori .... colorist
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nikutai no mon" - Japan (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
France:-12 | UK:18 (video rating) (2000) | UK:R (1968) | USA:Not Rated
Company:

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: A downward shot pans across a crowd following a stretcher. When straight down, you see the shadow of the camera, crane and the camera operator.See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Welcome to hell, 3 October 2012
Author: goldgreen from London, England

An exploitation film with a brain. We see attractive nude women (though tastefully lit), kinky violence (women beating other women) and the low life of Tokyo outdoing each other in even more dastardly acts of treachery and heartless thuggery. The intelligence comes with the strong impact of the women dressing in vibrant red, purple, yellow and green to reflect their characters. Plus having the prostitutes live in a building that is an analogy for post war Japan is very clever too. The building is bombed out, its occupants desperate, the loss of family in the war, the sight of people burned to death has made them individually heartless, desperate and mad. The fact that most of them live in the basement indicates that they have plummeted into the depths of hell. For cinema goers in Japan in 1964, just enjoying the fruits of the boom years for their rebuilt economy and also a new found pride and respectability, this must have been a sobering but also satisfying reminder of where they had been and how far they had come.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (14 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Gate of Flesh (1964)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
first song ? morlock-7
Wood alcohol? Sivey
Underated discotrashmassacre
Help with the final lines franssilbubber
Suzuki is a true artist and film craftsman frequency-2
Directing 65chevynova
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Original Sin Vagabond Pearl Harbor The Children of the Century The Good German
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.