Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 9, 2013
Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95
The winner of two Oscars and the Grand Prix Prize at Cannes, Teinosuke Kinugasa’s (A Page of Madness) 1953 historical drama-romance Gate of Hell is a visually sumptuous, psychologically penetrating work.
In the midst of epic, violent intrigue in twelfth-century Japan, an imperial warrior falls for a lady-in-waiting. Even after he discovers she is married, he goes to extreme lengths to win her love. Nothing good can come of this…
A tragic story of obsession and unrequited passion, Kinugasa’s film was an early triumph of color cinematography in Japan. In fact, it’s reportedly the first Japanese film to employ a Western color process.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles, the Criterion Blu-ray and DVD includes the following features:
• New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
• New English subtitle translation
• A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince
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