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Release Date : July, 30th, 1960
Running Time : 100 min
Genre : Feature

Color : Color
Screening Format : -
Screen Size : Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
Sound Processing : -

[ Directed by ] NAKAGAWA Nobuo

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[ Story ]

Hell is imagined or believed not only in Buddhism but also in other religions as the next world for all sinners. The story is told through two students at a religious university, one gentle and quiet, the other stout-hearted and Mephistophelean in character, full of extreme vitality, and reaches its climax in scenes of the sinless and uncontrived murder-cases caused by this gentle student and the dreadful sights and spectacles of a Hell which he visions just before death. In this film are depicted the ugly, disastrous and wretched Eight Grave Hells in which the dead are distressed and tortured under the retributions and punishments for their sins and crimes committed in this world. It depicts the figures of the dead graphically and excitingly and is unfolded with unusual and beautiful colour photography.

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960.3.4】

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