Gate of Hell* (Jigokumon)

  • 1954 ----- color ----- 86 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa; with Machiko Kyo, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yataro Kurokawa) During the Twelfth Century Japanese Rebellion, a samurai becomes a monk to atone for his crime after his love for an honorably married woman leads to tragedy. While the story and performances are fascinating and unusual in themselves, it is the color photography and the settings that command major attention. (In Japanese with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, Far Eastern Studies, Motion Pictures: Features)