Jigoku (1960)

Jigoku

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After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by both his own guilt-ridden conscience and a mysterious, diabolical doppelgänger. But all possible escape routes lead straight to hell-literally!

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Horror
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Critic Reviews for Jigoku

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Shot mostly on bare studio sets with a lighting style even more theatrical than the acting, it feels like a weird piece of fringe theatre in three acts.

Full Review… | November 18, 2006
Time Out
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the film's bleak portrayal of sin and (maybe) redemption is easily adapted to any time, even if Nakagawa's particular version is unimaginable in any decade but the Sixties.

Full Review… | July 10, 2007
Eye for Film

[Director Nobou] Nakagawa dazzles with his stunningly erotic-grotesque visualization of his interpretation of the lower depths.

Full Review… | November 15, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Jigoku

Confusing. The hell part is interesting at the end, but sticking around long enough to get to it is a challenge.
It is probably actually quite a good movie for its time, but very hard to follow. Or maybe I was just in the wrong frame of mind to watch it. Parts of it are quite kitschy and clever.

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Nicki Marie

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