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. And 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, Jigoku, with its truly eye-popping (and gouging) imagery, created aftershocks that are still reverberating in cinema around the world today.
About Jigoku (1960)
Starring: Takamitsu Watanabe, Hiroshi Hayashi, Takashi Yamaguchi, Fumiko Miyata, Akira Katô, Akira Nakamura, Minoru Miyake, Kimie Tokudaiji, Akiko Ono, Tatsuhiro Oka, Tomohiko Ôtani, Kôichi Miya, Kanjûrô Arashi, Sakutarô Yamakawa, Rei Ishikawa, Hiroshi Shingûji, Hiroshi Izumida, Shigeru Amachi, Yôzô Takamura, Utako Mitsuya, Yûzô Harumi, Yôichi Numata, Katsuzô Kitamura, Eiichi Shinobu, Jun Ôtomo, Kazuki Nishi, Akiko Yamashita, Shinji Suzuki, Kiyoko Tsuji
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa