Serpent's Path(1998) R2J NTSC DVD5 - Custom Subbed, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Plot or synopsis Extract from Midnight Eye review - 

"Serpent's Path and its companion piece Eyes of the Spider (Kumo No Hitomi) both start from the same premise: 
a man taking revenge for the murder of a child. Kurosawa used this premise as the jumping-off point for the two films 
rather than their definition, resulting in a pair of works which are not so much occupied with revenge, but with the mental 
processes of human beings in situations that have placed them outside everyday life. 

As Serpent's Path opens we see two men, named Nijima (Kurosawa regular Sho Aikawa) and Miyashita (Teruyuki Kagawa), 
drive their car to an abandoned warehouse on the edge of town. Out of the trunk they drag a man, who they take with them 
into the building and chain to a wall. Miyashita is out for revenge against the killers of his eight-year old daughter. Nijima, a 
schoolteacher by trade, is helping him, though exactly why and how these two men decided to team up remains unclear. 
They proceed to subtly torment their victim, a low-level yakuza, into a confession. Miyashita, himself a former yakuza, is 
grief stricken and about to lose his sanity altogether. He laments over a perpetually looping extract of home video footage 
of his daughter, which is played on a tv set in front of their captive. Nijima on the other hand is calm and collected, his 
detached air of professionalism keeping Miyashita's smouldering rage at bay. 

But the confession they hope for doesn't come. Instead they get the name of another possible culprit who ends up in the 
same situation. He in turn gives them the name of another and pretty soon the two avengers find themselves in more trouble 
than they bargained for and nowhere nearer the identity of the actual murderer." 



 IMDB-link..........: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0254378/
 Midnight Eye review: http://www.midnighteye.com/reviews/serppath.shtml

 Title..............: Serpent's Path, Hebi no Michi, Ja no Michi
 Director...........: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
 Year...............: 1998
 Country............: Japan
 Genre..............: Dark Drama, Revenge
 Source.............: Jpn DVD5 Retail-Shared by Chochoc @ADC
 DVD Format.........: NTSC
 DVD Size...........: DVD5
 Video..............: Colour
 Screen format......: Anamorphic Widescreen
 Audio Language.....: Japanese
 Audio Format.......: Dolby Digital 2.0
 Subtitles..........: English Custom (for credits see comments below)

 Menu...............: [X] Untouched, intact.                                      
                      [ ] Stripped                                                

 Video..............: [X] Untouched, intact.                                      
                      [ ] Re-encoded

 extras.............: [X] Untouched, intact.                                      
                      [ ] Stripped
                      [ ] Re-encoded
                      [ ] None                    

  
Comment:

Full Japanese DVD with English subtitle added.  All thanks to famitsu1 for putting this custom DVD version together, and
 everyone else involved:

Original srt from Kloofy by [k], Angry Frames Inc.
Totally re-timed,edited & qc'ed for DVD by famitsu1.
Special guest translation help from chochoc, gfk, Starclub, motakutou and Zen.
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Credits to all involved making this custom release!!!
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Enjoy this excellent movie!
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Loggie