Jigoku 1960 Criterion Collection
Shiro is overcome with guilt after committing a hit-and-run accident, but he finds no solace at his parent's country estate, where he is tracked and killed by his victim's family. As punishment for his sins, Shiro is cast into a fiery abyss and forced to suffer the torments of hell for all eternity!

Nobuo Nakagawa's early classic of Japanese horror, a karmic morality piece drawing upon Buddhist ideas of retribution and the afterlife, builds itself upon the doctrine that our earthly sins are to be atoned for after death, a principle shared by just about all of the world's religions. Culminating in a stunning evocation of the underworld, this epically ambitious project took seven months to produce and was partly funded from the director's own pocket.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:40:54 | 7.36 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Horror

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Cast: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yoichi Numata
Country: Japan

• Building the Inferno, a new documentary on director Nobuo Nakagawa and the making of the film, featuring exclusive interviews with actor Yoichi Numata, screenwriter Ichiro Miyagawa, Nakagawa collaborators Chiho Katsura and Kensuke Suzuki, and Cure and Doppelganger director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (40 min)
• Theatrical trailer
• Galleries of posters from selected Nakagawa and Shintoho Studios films

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