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Shocking, outrageous, and poetic, Jigoku (Hell) is the most innovative creation from Nobuo Nakagawa, the father of the Japanese horror film. 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 doppelganger. But all possible escape routes lead to Hell - literally. In the gloriously gory final third of the film, Nakagawa offers up his vision of the underworld in a tour-de-force of torture and degradation. A striking departure from traditional Japanese ghost stories thanks to it's truly eye-popping (and gouging) imagery, Jigoku created aftershocks that are still reverberating in cinema around the world today. (Criterion Collection)
Shocking, outrageous, and poetic, Jigoku (Hell) is the most innovative creation from Nobuo Nakagawa, the father of the Japanese horror film. 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 doppelganger. But all possible escape routes lead to Hell - literally. In the gloriously gory final third of the film, Nakagawa offers up his vision of the underworld in a tour-de-force of torture and degradation. A striking departure from traditional Japanese ghost stories thanks to it's truly eye-popping (and gouging) imagery, Jigoku created aftershocks that are still reverberating in cinema around the world today. (Criterion Collection)
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 - Criterion Collection: Jigoku [Subtitled]

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Format: DVD
Label: CCIN
Catalog: 1651
Rel. Date: 09/19/2006
UPC: 715515020121

Criterion Collection: Jigoku [Subtitled]
Format: DVD
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Shocking, outrageous, and poetic, Jigoku (Hell) is the most innovative creation from Nobuo Nakagawa, the father of the Japanese horror film. 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 doppelganger. But all possible escape routes lead to Hell - literally. In the gloriously gory final third of the film, Nakagawa offers up his vision of the underworld in a tour-de-force of torture and degradation. A striking departure from traditional Japanese ghost stories thanks to it's truly eye-popping (and gouging) imagery, Jigoku created aftershocks that are still reverberating in cinema around the world today. (Criterion Collection)
        
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