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    mjeon
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    I enjoyed this one a lot, although it is much weaker than its inspiration, the 1960 Jigoku. In both films I prefer the earth section to the afterlife one. The actress Mieko Harada saves the 1979 Jigoku, which at points plays like a bizarre soap opera. I wonder whether I would have cared at all about her character if she was not so beautiful.

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  • Darcy Parker
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    Never seen or heard of it, but I dig the cover art!

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  • Ian Jane
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    Standard edition coming 1/9/24.

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  • Randy G
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    MM are killing it as usual.

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  • BW Haggar
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    Not familiar with this one, but it definitely sounds interesting!

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    started a topic Mondo Macabro Releasing The Inferno

    Mondo Macabro Releasing The Inferno

    SEPTEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT #2

    Going on sale NEXT THURSDAY, September 14th at 9 AM Pacific/12 Noon Eastern, only at mondomacabro.bigcartel.com!

    THE INFERNO!

    Directed by Tatsumi Kumashiro
    Japan, 1979; 130 minutes; 2.35:1

    The film begins with Miho and Ryuzo, two adulterous lovers, being hunted down by Miho's husband. Ryuzo is killed while the pregnant Miho is bludgeoned and left for dead. As she dies, she gives birth to her daughter, Aki, who is thus considered to have been born in hell.

    20 years later, Aki – who is the very image of her mother - has become a daredevil racing car driver. She feels that strange forces are trying to kill her. To solve the mystery of her past she returns to the remote village where her mother died and to the dysfunctional family that refused to take care of Aki when she was a baby. Aki’s arrival triggers a series of disastrous events as she tries to take revenge for the murder of her mother.

    Inspired by the famous 1960 film JIGOKU, THE INFERNO shows the hell of Aki’s life in this world but then takes us on an astonishing trip into the beyond, where the film visualizes the hideous punishments and bizarre monsters that await the unfortunate souls condemned for eternity to The Inferno.

    Director Tatsumi Kumashiro, formerly one of the mainstays of Nikkatsu Studio’s sexually charged “roman porno” series, here delivers one of the masterpieces of 1970s Japanese cinema.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    Region A locked
    World Blu-ray premiere and US home video debut
    Japanese language with optional English subtitles
    New 2K restoration
    New interview with RING screenwriter Hiroshi Takahashi
    New interview with NOROI: THE CURSE director Koji Shiraishi
    Original trailer

    LIMITED EDITION FEATURES

    Reversible cover with brand new art by Justin Coffee on the A side and original Japanese poster art on the B; full color booklet with new writing on the film by Japanese film expert Jasper Sharp; 1500 numbered copies in the usual red case

    All going well, this should begin shipping before the end of September!

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