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‘Kumo no Hitomi (Eyes of the Spider), Hebi no Michi (Serpent’s Path)’

by Mark Schilling

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Language: Japanese (subtitled in English)

On Sept. 9, Third Window Films of the U.K. will release an English-subbed DVD set of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s”Kumo no Hitomi (Eyes of the Spider)” and “Hebi no Michi (Serpent’s Path),” two linked 1998 low-budget shockers both starring Show Aikawa as a salaryman-turned-killer. Though shot in a total of two weeks and little known even in Japan, these films are Kurosawa at his creepy, disturbing, mind-bending best.