Subtitles for Sanshiro Sugata

Sanshiro Sugata/Kurosawa
Sanshiro Sugata (姿三四郎) is a classic Kurosawa movie, and as a judoka, it holds a special place in my heart. The entire movie is available for download online (linked from the Wikipedia article).

The subtitles for the film are also available from the above site, but they're shockingly bad: the English itself is horrendous, and the translation seems to have been done by a Chinese or Korean person with very little knowledge of Japanese (e.g. 武術 [bujutsu] is rendered as "kung fu" and Chinese and Korean pronunciations are given for Japanese names — Sugata, for example, is called "Chee").

I spent about an hour correcting the most egregious errors in the subtitles, but they can still use a lot of work. Nevertheless, the modified subtitles are still far superior to the dreck available for download elsewhere, so I'm linking to them from my site here.

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