An Animated Love Letter to the Gory Japanese Samurai Films, Done in the Unique Style of "South Park"
Path of Blood
1 Blu-ray disc
Label: Synapse Films
Prebook: 2/20/18 Street: 3/13/18
Catalog #: SFD0182
Color, 62 minutes in Japanese
Blu-ray Region All. High-Definition 1080p Widescreen 2.35:1
DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo
Production year: 2016
Director: Eric Power
Cast: Kenji Kiuchi, Yoshi Okai, Shinya Wakao
Japan, 1614. War is over. Samurai displaced through defeat or reform wander the countryside as Ronin, seeking work where they can find it. At the edge of a forgotten village lies a path leading deep into the mountains. It is rumored the brave few who make it down the path will be rewarded with a life of freedom and purpose. However, none who have entered the path have returned. When a lone samurai sets his course towards the Path of Blood, unknown danger and terror awaits. Will his great swordsmanship be enough to survive?
PATH OF BLOOD is the first animated film by Eric Power. Shot frame-by-frame in traditional paper stop motion (like the pilot episode of SOUTH PARK), the film boasts a unique visual style paired with a visceral tale of samurai, bandits, and deadly ninja. Many years in the making, this film is a love letter to the Japanese samurai genre, as well as a tribute to the ultra-violence of the LONE WOLF AND CUB series.
- Making of PATH OF BLOOD Featurette.
- PATH OF BLOOD - The Original Short Film.
- Original Promotional Trailer.
- "Video Game" Inspired Trailer.
- Image Gallery