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CAV Distribution - Mondo Macabro


Studio: Mondo Macabro | Pre-Order Date: 12/12/2023 | Street Date: 01/09/2024
Number of Discs: 1 | Production Year: 1977
Director: Shunya Ito
Starring: Shin'ya Ohwada, Emiko Yamauchi, Masami Hasegawa

Format: Blu-ray | Cat #: MDO288 | UPC: 843276028893 | SRP: $29.95
Audio Format: DTS 5.1 HD | Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English

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The film begins with Miho and Ryuzo, two adulterous lovers, being hunted down by Miho's husband. Ryuzo is killed while the pregnant Miho is bludgeoned and left for dead. As she dies, she gives birth to her daughter, Aki, who is thus considered to have been born in hell.

20 years later, Aki – who is the very image of her mother - has become a daredevil racing car driver. She feels that strange forces are trying to kill her. To solve the mystery of her past she returns to the remote village where her mother died and to the dysfunctional family that refused to take care of Aki when she was a baby. Aki’s arrival triggers a series of disastrous events as she tries to take revenge for the murder of her mother.

Inspired by the famous 1960 film Jigoku, The Inferno shows the hell of Aki’s life in this world but then takes us on an astonishing trip into the beyond, where the film visualizes the hideous punishments and bizarre monsters that await the unfortunate souls condemned for eternity to The Inferno.

Director Tatsumi Kumashiro, formerly one of the mainstays of Nikkatsu Studio’s sexually charged “roman porno” series, here delivers one of the masterpieces of 1970s Japanese cinema.


-Brand new 2k transfer from film negative
-Digitally restored
-Interview with writer/film maker Hiroshi Takahashi
-Interview with film maker Koji Shiraishi
-Original trailer
-Optional subtitles
-Brand new sleeve artwork by Justin Coffee


"Possessed machinery, strange hellish visions, magical reflections in mirrors, some erotica, and various fantastical odds and ends, mixed with some nightmarish punishments in hell involving an abyss, flames, a huge human meat grinder, giant demons, sharp impaling floors, etc." The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre

"A brilliantly realized and wonderfully crafted horror film. This deserves to be seen by so many more people. J.K." Letterboxd

"Hell manifests itself through the sins, shame and desires of an upper class rural family and a mother's grief from beyond the grave." DVDCompare


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