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Jigoku no keibîn (1992)

A woman begins working at the same company as a security guard that she believes might be a former sumo wrestling serial killer.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Credited cast:
Makiko Kuno Makiko Kuno ... Akiko Narushima
Yutaka Matsushige ... Fujimaru
Hatsunori Hasegawa ... Hyodo
Ren Osugi ... Kurume (as Ren Ôsugi)
Tarô Suwa ... Yoshioka
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Kanta Ogata Kanta Ogata
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A woman begins working at the same company as a security guard that she believes might be a former sumo wrestling serial killer.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 June 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guard from the Underground See more »

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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A noir slasher film?
18 November 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who gave us Doppelganger, Pulse, and Cure, shows that he is a master of suspense and horror.

Some describe this as an homage to 80's slasher films, but I felt a more honest description might go further back to film noir. There was a slow pace and a steady creepy musical score throughout until towards the end when the bodies start really piling up.

To describe it as slasher is a slight misnomer as he usually uses a pipe.

It is almost a Godzilla-like thriller as the killer is huge. He is a sumo wrestler, but not in the usual way you think of them. He is extremely tall instead of being round.

The creative use of a locker may cause panic to all the geeks who got locked in one in high school.

And, you may not want to work overtime after seeing this.


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