MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 40,200 this week

The Guard from the Underground (1992)
"Jigoku no keibîn" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  13 June 1992 (Japan)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 179 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 248 titles
created 23 Mar 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 24 Dec 2011
 
a list of 971 titles
created 21 May 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 54 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Guard from the Underground (1992)

The Guard from the Underground (1992) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Guard from the Underground.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Saimin (1999)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai
Stars: Gorô Inagaki, Miho Kanno, Takeshi Masu
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Ken Yoshizawa, Rie Yokoyama, Yuki Arasa
Freeze Me (2000)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Harumi Inoue, Shingo Tsurumi, Kazuki Kitamura
Kokkuri-san (1997)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Schoolgirls on the verge of adulthood know that boys can be feckless and girls treacherous. Three friends gather around a Ouija board to call forth the spirit of Kokkuri. Masami has a ... See full summary »

Director: Takahisa Zeze
Stars: Ayumi Yamatsu, Hiroko Shimada, Moe Ishikawa
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life when a small, fetus-like creature murders her crew.

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
Stars: Miyuki Ono, Aya Katsuragi, Hitomi Kobayashi
Séance (2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In an attempt to rid their dorm of a troublesome little girl ghost a group of college students inadvertently bring back the little girl's killer.

Director: Mark L. Smith
Stars: Bridget Shergalis, Tori White, Chauntal Lewis
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A good-hearted former gangster tries to secure a normal life for his son by working white collar jobs but keeps finding his old talents in need for the everyday world.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Katsunori Takahashi, Kanako Enomoto, Michiko Hada
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two sexually energized young women who live in a high-rise apartment building happen one day to spy from their window a mother and son making love in the apartment across from theirs. They ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Usagi Asô, Makoto Yoshino, Yûichi Kishino
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Riki Denya, Tomoki Kurada, Shinichiro Yokoi
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kôyô Maeda, Ren Ohsugi
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Three Japanese youths descend into the violent realm of the Tokyo night life after witnessing a brutal murder.

Director: Katsuya Matsumura
Stars: Eisuke Tsunoda, Ryôsuke Suzuki, Yôji Ietomi
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two petty gangsters get ransomed by a group of Yakuza members, fortunately they are rescued by a kindly Kindergarten teacher.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kensuke Asakawa, Yoriko Dôguchi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Makiko Kuno ...
Akiko Narushima
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Fujimaru
Hatsunori Hasegawa ...
Hyodo
Ren Ohsugi ...
Kurume
Tarô Suwa ...
Yoshioka
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 June 1992 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Guard from the Underground  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Kurosawa's dark vision
4 February 2002 | by (Astoria, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the contemporary masters of Japanese film, Kiyoshi Kurosawa here fashions a dark tale that is both a sharp satire of corporate life and a B-movie thriller. A former sumo wrestler (and here, the Western viewer is surprised to discover that not all sumo wrestlers are huge ponderous guys) now working as a security guard goes on a murderous rampage in the company that's employed him.

How did he snag the job with a prior charge of murder? How is it that the only way a surviving employee can get help is by telexing New York City?

As well, the juxtaposition of world-renowned art in commerce (i.e., how much can I buy and sell this Cezanne for?) with the obviously crude and horrible activity the guard engages in that dominates the story, give this film a unique feel.

Though not as well crafted as the astoundingly brilliant "Kyua (Cure)", this is nevertheless an interesting film.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Guard from the Underground (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?