Path of the Beast

In Exotic Nuts on March 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Title: Path of the Beast (Shoujo shofu: kemonomichi)
Production: Japan 1980
Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Cast: Minako Mizushima, Mon Muso, Yûya Uchida
Run Time: 71min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language:  Japanese
Subtitles: English

A lordretsudo project, enhancing the japanese DVD release with English subtitles by kagetsuhisoka.


“It’s strange, I’ve been a bit disappointed with many of Kumashiro’s most celebrated classics, but found some real treasures among his less appreciated films. Path of the Beast is one of them. It’s a terrific character drama that uses one of my favourite character close ups; long takes. While the whole film is filled with long takes, there’s at least half dozen instances where Kumashiro allows the camera roll more than four minutes continously. This is of course challenging for the actors, but they succeed rather well. Especially the leading lady, Ayako Yoshimura, is terrific and her acting is good by any standards. The cinematography is amazing and captures loads incredibly beautiful images. The theme muisc leaves no room for complaints. Only a handful of ’not so vital for the story’ sex scenes reveal that this, too, originates from Nikkatsu’s exploitation factory.” [HungFist]


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