An incredible D.I.Y. animated samurai epic done in the early cardboard animated style of SOUTH PARK.
A LOVE LETTER TO THE GORY, VIOLENT SAMURAI FILMS OF JAPAN!
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.
- âMaking of PATH OF BLOODâ Featurette
- PATH OF BLOOD â The Original Short Film
- Original Promotional Trailer
- âVideo Gameâ Inspired Trailer
- Still Gallery
Cast & CrewActors:
- Kenji Kiuchi as Kazuo
- Yoshi Okai as Toranosuke
- Leo Shue Schuster as Osamu
Director: Eric Power
Label: Synapse Films
Genre: Animation (not Anime/Manga)
Run Time: 62 mins
Release Date: 03/13/18