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Jigoku (1999)

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A frenzied cult classic by Teruo Ishii, the Japanese master of all thing taboo. 16 year old Rika wants to leave a murderous cult but she is sent to Hell where she meets demons and souls who... See full summary »

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Tsutomu Miyajima
Michiko Maeda ...
Enma Daiô
Yôko Satomi ...
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Ao oni (Blue Ogre)
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Chiho Yoshida ...
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A frenzied cult classic by Teruo Ishii, the Japanese master of all thing taboo. 16 year old Rika wants to leave a murderous cult but she is sent to Hell where she meets demons and souls who have committed heinous and outrageous crimes. (Japanese with English subtitles). Written by Anonymous

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This film marked the return of 1950s sex symbol, Michiko Maeda after an unofficial exile from the Japanese film industry of over four decades. See more »

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A man can escape justice, but he can never escape punishment
3 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, let's see? Where to begin, the demons in this movie is wicked cool, I didn't know this was a remake when I saw it on Netflix, but now that I do I want to see the original. The acting is cool, the subtitles are easy to read. The moral makes sense, no matter what, if you commit a horrible crime like murder then you will never escape punishment. A good moral to all would be killers out there. Now for the bad part, I think they didn't do enough in Hell. That's right I would have loved to have seen more of Hell and less of the cult. Even though the cult part was based on a real event that I remember too well, I think that could have been told in a whole movie by itself. But that's my only major complaint. The effects were incredible and if you like movies like "SAW" then you'll love taking a trip to Japanese HELL. 7 STARS.


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