Gate of Hell

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Gate of Hell
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: An essay by film historian Stephen Prince
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Japanese
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Directed by
Composition by
Produced by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1954 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1954 - Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes 1954 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

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+

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

An illicit love affair begins in feudal 12th century Japan between a Samurai warrior and a noblewoman.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Classic | Period Piece | Recommended | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • The print used for the Home Vision Cinema VHS version is from the Janus collection.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 112,798
  • UPC: 715515104517
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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