Sight and Sound - 01/01/2013
"GATE OF HELL does have numerous historical virtues, starting with the visual treatment....It was primarily intended to catch the eye."
Total Film - 01/31/2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "Stiffly intimate rather than epic, it feels like the most exotic film noir imaginable."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/12/2013
"The sumptuous, Oscar-winning sets look as vibrant as ever..." -- Grade: B+
A Japanese warrior demands the hand of a married woman as payment for a great service he rendered in time of conflict. The woman, just as strong willed as he, prefers death to dishonor. Academy Awards: Best (Color) Costume Design.
An illicit love affair begins in feudal 12th century Japan between a Samurai warrior and a noblewoman.