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Hell (1960)

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

Director:

Nobuo Nakagawa
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Cast

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

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 July 1960 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Title translation: "Hell". 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

Enma, King of Hell: Hear me! You who in life piled up sin upon sin will be trapped in Hell forever. Suffer! Suffer! This vortex of torment will whirl for all eternity.
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Soundtracks

Comin' through the Rye
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Music: traditional
Japanese lyrics: unknown
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Hell is equally life and afterlife
24 August 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

This movie spends half of its time in the real world and half in the afterlife. During the first half you ask "where the hell is hell anyway?". After it goes to the "real" hell, you realize that hell is all the things that went undone in the mortal coil.

You realize that if you don't want to live in hell later, don't live in "hell" now.

A great psychedelic trip without psychedelic trappings.


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