INN OF EVIL (Inochi Bonifuro)
Region 0 (ALL REGION PLAY / NO REGION CODE) - NTSC Format *CUSTOM DVD*
Running Time: 121 mins. approx.
This is another masterpiece from filmmaker KOBAYASHI Masaki, noted director of HARA KIRI, KWAIDAN, and SAMURAI REBELLION. The Japanese title is actually translated as We give our lives for nothing, and is the true heart and soul of this story. Based on a novel by YAMAMOTO Shugoro, who also wrote the books upon which SANJURO, KILL, and AFTER THE RAIN, were based, it tells the tale of a group of thieves and murderers who find it within themselves to sacrifice their lives with no hope of personal gain. NAKADAI Tatsuya stars as Sada, an expert with knives, whose mysterious past comes to light as he leads a group of fugitives in their last-ditch battle to save their home, a dilapidated inn, which does not welcome strangers in its doors. KATSU Shintaro plays against type in a pivotal role as one of the only outsiders ever allowed to drink at the inn. Tension and suspense lead up to a conclusion like no other.
A magnificent motion picture, and a true work of art.
VIDEO: Black and White / 4:3 / 2.35:1 Widescreen Version
AUDIO: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
LANGUAGE: Japanese Language
SUBTITLES: Removable English Subtitles