With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, January 21, 2011

ACF 852: Posters from HELL!!!!!

Hell (Jigoku) © 1960 Shintoho Co., Ltd.

Hell / Jigoku
(a.k.a. The Sinners of Hell)
Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa
Japan, 1960, 101 minutes
When: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Where: Japan Society, NY
333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues

May I present three posters from Hell, the movie that is, which will be shown tonight at Japan Society. The screening is part of the current monthly film series Zen & Its Opposite: Essential (& Turbulent) Japanese Art House.

Think of the right panel of Hieronymus Bosch's famous triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, the section that depicts hell. Now imagine a tripped out Japanese Buddhist version of that panel brought to life by a master of cinematic horror. That's pretty much what you get with Nakagawa's film, which is truly a visual wonder.

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm.

Oh, and for those of you that can't make the screening tonight, Hell is also available under its Japanese name Jigoku from The Criterion Collection. In fact, these posters come from screenshots of the Criterion DVD.

Japan Society’s 2010-2011 Film Programs are generously supported
by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional support is provided by The Globus Family, Yoshiko and Tim Schilt,
David S. Howe, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Elaine Sheng and Samuel Jamier,
and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts,
celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

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