Friday, February 3

Jigoku (Hell) (The Sinners of Hell) (1960) - Nikkatsu Video Japan VHS

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Cheap $6 grab from eBay last week. In case one didn't already know, Nobuo Nakagawa's Jigoku marked the first on-screen portrayal of gore effects, predating Herschell Gordon Lewis' Blood Feast in 1963. I know exactly zero Japanese, but I have a hunch this release commemorated the film's 35th anniversary judging by some the text on the cassette and its labels being in gold foil.

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