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Uzumasa Limelight now out on DVD, BLURAY and VOD!

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Film award at the Fantasia Film Festival, as well as a slew of other international awards, Ken Ochiai's UZUMASA LIMELIGHT is now out on DVD, BLURAY and across various VOD platforms.

Uzumasa (Kyoto) is considered the Hollywood of Japan. It has produced many “jidaigeki” films (period dramas with sword fighting) that are loved by many Japanese, and are highly praised all over the world. These films wouldn’t be what they were if it weren’t for the “kirareyaku” (actors whose main job is to be killed by the lead star). Men who are killed, without ever being lit by the limelight…

This story is about those men, the unsung heroes of classic jidaigeki films. They loved and respected the art, even when the production of classic jidaigeki films began to dwindle. Using Charlie Chaplin’s film LIMELIGHT as an underlying theme, the admirable story of these men dealing with a new generation and fading craftsmanship is told with melancholy and soul.

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