LA PORTA DELL'INFERNO
1953, regia di Teinosuke Kinugasa
Scheda: Nazione: Giappone - Produzione: Daiei Studios - Distribuzione: Alive Films, Edward Harrison, Home Vision Cinema - Soggetto: da Kesa’s Husband di Kan Kikuchi - Sceneggiatura: Teinosuke Kinugasa, Masaichi Nagata - Fotografia: Kôhei Sugiyama - Scenografia: Kisaku Ito, Yoshinobu Nishioka - Costumi: Sanzo Wada - Musiche: Yasushi Akutagawa - Formato: Tohoscope, Eastmancolor - Durata: 89'.
Cast: Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyô, Isao Yamagata, Yataro Kurokawa, Kôtarô Bandô, Jun Tazaki, Koreya Senda, Masao Shimizu, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Kenjiro Uemura, Gen Shimizu, Michiko Araki, Yoshie Minami, Kikue Môri, Ryosuke Kagawa, Shinobu Araki, Kunitaro Sawamura.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - entertainment.msn.com - tvguide.com - umich.edu - allmovie.com: «Originally released as Jigokumen, Gate of Hell was one of the most popular Japanese imports of the 1954-55 American film season. Set in 12th-century feudal Japan, the film stars Kazuo Hasegawa as Moritoh, a samurai whose courage in defending his ruler is to be rewarded with anything he desires. He desires the beautiful, aristocratic Lady Kesa Machiko Kyo who happens to be already married to another samurai, Wataru (Isao Yamagata). Moritoh attempts to persuade Kesa to leave her husband but her devotion is unshakeable. The winner of two Academy Awards and a Cannes grand prize, Gate of Hell is perhaps the most dazzling example of Japanese color photography of the 1950s. The film was based on a well-known play by Kan Kikuchi» (Hal Erickson).
Approfondimenti: Movie Review
Conosciuto anche con i titoli: Gate of Hell; Portal de Inferno.