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- The Sinners of Hell
- 101 min.
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Jigoku (AKA "Hell" or "The Sinners of Hell") is a surreal, visual experience from the director now considered the father of Japanese horror cinema, Nobuo Nakagawa. The story, such as it is, presents us with a group of sinners, all due to die around the same time, and then spends the third act in Hell itself as their souls are tested and punished. The grotesque exercise is a but screamy, but undeniably unnerving, a master class in the use of absolute darkness and strict pools of light. That's why the definite lull in the middle of the film is so disappointing. An extended sequence (or string of sequences) at a debauched party, with a lot of singing and drinking, and shot flatly, had me struggling to stay interested. Not easy to follow in the first place, that's no help. But I do enjoy the look of the film otherwise.
incoherent, flawed as hell, one of the worst movies i have watched.
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This movie ranks #372 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #522 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?