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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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Credited cast:
Mutsumi Fujita ...
Akiko
Hisayoshi Hirayama ...
Tsutomu Miyajima
Michiko Maeda ...
Enma Daiô
Yôko Satomi ...
Miyako Tazawa
Kenpachirô Satsuma ...
Ao oni (Blue Ogre)
Kinako Satô ...
Rika (as Miki Satô)
Ryûji Takasaki ...
Aka oni (Red Ogre)
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Asu Shino
Toshimichi Tasaki
Masato Tsujioka
Chiho Yoshida ...
Satomi
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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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Remake of Hell (1979) See more »

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Demons in hell torturing wrong doers!
21 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a rare low budget gem that fans of Asian splatter will likely get a kick out of. Gory eye candy is on display for much of the running time, and includes some great graphic dismemberment as well as other forms of mutilation. Like another reviewer pointed out, the middle portion of the film goes on too long and could have been shortened to make for a better paced and more enjoyable watch. The whole cult angle is a bit over played but the movie pretty much redeems itself.

Bottom line: If you like stuff such as the guinea pig movies or Story of Ricky then this will be an entertaining flick. There is tons of weird imagery, extreme gore, and the monsters are cool to watch. You may have a hard time finding it, but there's usually one or two available on ebay.


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