Jigoku No Keibiin

Jigoku No Keibiin

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Cast: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Makiko Kuno, Yutaka Matsushige, Ren Osugi

     
 
Japanese horror icon Kiyoshi Kurosawa pays homage to the gruesome slasher flicks of the 1980s with the cutting tale of a young woman forced to do battle with a murderous security guard. It's Akiko's first day on the job at Department Twelve of the Akebono Corporation, and needless to say, her short-fused managers and callous

Overview

Japanese horror icon Kiyoshi Kurosawa pays homage to the gruesome slasher flicks of the 1980s with the cutting tale of a young woman forced to do battle with a murderous security guard. It's Akiko's first day on the job at Department Twelve of the Akebono Corporation, and needless to say, her short-fused managers and callous co-workers do little to make her feel comfortable in her new work environment. Things quickly go from bad to worse, however, when Akiko finds herself trapped in the enormous building and forced to do battle with a psychotic security guard with a decidedly bloody approach to office security.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Acclaimed cult director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Kyua, Oinaru Gen-ei) made a number of horror films early in his career, including Suiito Homu and this clever and bloody slasher film. The rudimentary plot involves some late-shift workers at a trading company being gorily butchered in various inventive ways by an angry security guard. The plot is merely an excuse for some convincingly staged stalk-and-slash sequences and impressive makeup effects, and is remarkably similar to the underrated American slasher film Psycho Cop II, which was released the following year. Yutaka Matsushiro co-stars with amiable heroine Makiko Kuno.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
UPC:
0881482002993
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
NR
Source:
Arts Magic
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:21:00

Special Features

Feature commentary with Tom Mes, co-author of The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film; Bio/filmographies

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Guard From Underground
2. New Job [16:21]
3. Grim Discovery [8:30]
4. Trapped [12:06]
5. The Basement [8:24]
6. Deadly Mistake [1:57]
7. Great News [8:30]
8. Why? [2:10]
9. Blackout [8:38]
10. Going for Help [7:17]
11. Time of Despair [6:39]

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