A contraculture experiment pervade of heart and a unique dreamlike style. Definitely another epitome of how plot driven films are not the sole thing you can do with the camera.
Every Agnès Varda film feels like a love letter to cinema. This, specially, due to its remarkable camera work and script; thought provocative and innovative once you consider the year it was realeased and the influence it had on later works, specially french films.
Truly a wonderful experience.
From the director Nobuo Nakagawa, this Japanese movie suerely deserves the title of a horror cult classic. Following the despair of a young student, Shimizu, who recently lost his girlfriend in a car accident, Jigoku transforms the concept of the revenge/guilt drama into something completely different.
Inventive, oniric and almost psychodelic, the film is worth just for the last half hour, with one of the best representations of hell I've seen on cinema. Definitely one that should be in the watchlist of not only horror buffs but cinephiles in general. Truly a gem that not everyone have heard about.