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A.k.a.
The Sinners of Hell
Year
1960
Runtime
101 min.
Director
Nobuo Nakagawa
Genres
Drama, Horror
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
2,162
Checks
799
Favs
38
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
4.8% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    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. 1 year 5 months ago
  2. panagos's avatar

    panagos

    incoherent, flawed as hell, one of the worst movies i have watched. 2 years 1 month ago
  3. Prof. Lumpcicle's avatar

    Prof. Lumpcicle

    Cool art direction. 7 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #372 in The Criterion Collection
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  2. This movie ranks #522 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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