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The Sinners of Hell (1960)
"Jigoku" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  30 July 1960 (Japan)
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A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shigeru Amachi ...
Shirô Shimizu
Utako Mitsuya ...
Yukiko / Sachiko
Yôichi Numata ...
Tamura
Hiroshi Hayashi ...
Gôzô Shimizu
Jun Ôtomo ...
Ensai Taniguchi
Akiko Yamashita ...
Kinuko
Kiyoko Tsuji ...
Kyôichi's Mother
Fumiko Miyata ...
Mrs. Yajima
Akira Nakamura ...
Professor Yajima (as Torahiko Nakamura)
Kimie Tokudaiji ...
Ito Shimizu
Akiko Ono ...
Yoko
Tomohiko Ôtani ...
Dr. Kusama
Kôichi Miya ...
Journalist Akagawa
Sakutarô Yamakawa ...
Fisherman
Rei Ishikawa ...
Old Man with Tatoo
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Storyline

A graduate-school student has a friend who is pure evil. His friend and he are out driving one night when they hit a drunkard and the friend leaves the accident victim to die. The student's life then goes downhill from there. Written by Horror-Fan

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Drama | Horror

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Hell  »

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Trivia

The film's production company was going out of business while the film was being completed, leading to budget-saving tactics such as the actors helping dig their own holes in the movie's set for Hell. Critics kidded that this film killed the Shintoho Studio. See more »

Goofs

While Shiro is on the rope bridge, we see him at various times hanging on to the side handrails. Between shots, without him having changed position, these handrails quite noticeably change in diameter from thin cables to a much thicker cable, indicating that some shots were filmed on a real bridge, others were filmed on a studio mock-up. See more »

Quotes

Tamura: So you want to turn me in for manslaughter?
Shiro Shimizu: We're the ones who killed him. We caused it. Let's go together. Please.
Tamura: That might ease your conscience, but I'm not interested. It'd be stupid. He was drunk. He ran into the road. It was basically suicide. Besides, he was just some yakuza scum. He's not worth the best years of our lives.
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Connections

Remade as Hell (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' through the Rye
(uncredited)
Music: traditional
Japanese lyrics: unknown
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Bizarre Journey to Hell
30 March 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The student Shirô Shimizu (Shigeru Amachi) is in love with his girlfriend Yukiko (Utako Mitsuya) and they want to get married. While returning home with his evil friend Tamura (Yôichi Numata) driving their car, they hit and run the Yakuza Kyôichi (Hiroshi Izumida). Kyôichi's mother and wife seek them out to revenge the death of Kyôichi. Meanwhile Shirô decides to turn himself in to the police and he takes a taxi with Yukiko but there is a car crash and Yukiko dies, in the beginning of the bizarre journey to hell of Shirô.

"Jigoku" is a weird and insane Japanese horror cult movie from the 60's. The story begins with a great jinx and crisis of conscience of Shirô, but out of the blue the screenplay becomes bizarre and messy. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Inferno" ("Hell")


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