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Gate of Hell

Gate of Hell ★★★½ Jigokumen 1954

Set in 12th-century Japan. A warlord desires a beautiful married woman and seeks to kill her husband to have her. However, he accidentally kills her instead. Filled with shame and remorse, the warlord abandons his life to seek solace as a monk. Heavily awarded and critically acclaimed; the first Japanese film to use color photography. In Japanese with English subtitles. 89m/C VHS . JP Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo, Isao Yamagata, Koreya Senda; D: Teinosuke Kinugasa; W: Teinosuke Kinugasa; C: Kohei Sugiyama; M: Yashushi Akutagawa. Oscars ‘54: Costume Des. (C), Foreign Film; Cannes ‘54: Film.

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