Newsletter for April 2020

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #99
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for April 2020! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

Hope all of you are doing as best as you can in these chaotic times!
We're doing what we can to help at least liven your spirits in isolation with great Asian cinema, but sorry that many titles are taking extra time to be delivered due to obvious supply-chain issues. We are also working to get more titles restocked onto online retailers, plus onto streaming platforms through both creating our own (work-in-progress) site
 at https://vimeo.com/thirdwindowfilms/vod_pages plus getting titles to major platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon, etc. (you can find many of our films listed under their title at https://www.justwatch.com/uk).
Regarding upcoming titles, many of our Summer/Autumn physical releases may need to be shuffled around or delayed, but we'll work as hard as we can to keep on going!

to keep you going in the meantime:

Arrow Easter Sale!
Running until April 22

Loads of great Third Window titles (as well as ARROW) are on sale for the next couple weeks, with prices starting from just £4!!

https://arrowfilms.com/shop/arrow-video-easter-sale/?pi=1&b=third%20window
 


Pink Films Vol 1 -4
Newly remastered Japanese pink films!
Check out the series trailer:
 
https://youtu.be/UNuZfo3uoEM


VOL 3 & 4
Abnormal Family / Blue Film Woman

ABNORMAL FAMILY
変態家族兄貴の嫁さん directed by Masayuki Suo (1984, 63 minutes)

The debut film of the director of the international hit comedy SHALL WE DANCE (1996) follows the Mamiya family after the latest arrival of the voluptuous new bride of over-sexed eldest son Kôichi. Kazuo sees his new sister-in-law as a source of release from study stress, while his sister Akiko, after donning her Office Lady uniform heads straight to a workplace that offers much more in the way of financial incentive. Suo’s only ever pink film is a bawdy pastiche of the works of Ozu Yasujirô, presenting this far-from-typical family through idiosyncratic editing and compositional.

BLUE FILM WOMAN
ブルーフィルムの女 directed by Kan Mukai (1969, 78 minutes)

Blue Film Woman is a feverish mishmash of horror, blackmail sexploitation and trippy nightclub sequences revolving around the daughter of a stockbroker who is brought to his knees by an unexpected financial crash. In order to stave off bankruptcy, he offers up his wife to his sleazy, reptilian creditor Uchiyama who, after prodding and pawing over her, locks her up in the shed at the bottom of the garden where his mentally challenged son Hiroshi lurks in the attic.

DUAL-FORMAT DVD/BLURAY 
NEWLY REMASTERED!
Pink Thrills: Jasper Sharp on Pink Eiga – A 35 minute video essay on pink cinema
Region B/2


OUT MAY 25th
Pre-order links at
http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/pink-films-vol-3-4/



VOL 1 & 2 BACK IN STOCK
Inflatable Sex Doll of the wasteland / Gushing Prayer

INFLATABLE SEX DOLL OF THE WASTELANDS
荒野のダッチワイフ directed by Atsushi Yamatoya (1969, 86 minutes)

Yamatoya's wrote INFLATABLE SEX DOLL OF THE WASTELANDS concurrently with his anonymous contribution to the script for Suzuki Seijun's legendary BRANDED TO KILL, released four months earlier. Similarly shot in stunning monochrome scope, it is as hallucinatory, fragmentary and surreal as its companion piece, and stands as a testament to just how flexible the pink film formula could be in its first decade.

GUSHING PRAYER
噴出祈願 十五代の売春婦 directed by Masao Adachi (1971, 74 minutes)

The most cryptic and formally radical pink film from the most politically radical director ever to work in the field: GUSHING PRAYER deploys actual suicide notes and a haunting guitar refrain by folk musician Minami Masato to express the spiritual and political left vacuum in the wake of the failed student movements of the 1960s. The cinematography by Itô Hideo, who also shot Ôshima Nagisha's IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (1976), captures an intriguing melding of the documentary with the cinematic.
 
ALL REGION
DUAL-FORMAT DVD/BLURAY 
NEWLY REMASTERED!

LIMITED NUMBERS BACK IN STOCK

Order from the Arrow Films Store
https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/pink-films-vol-1—2-dual-format/TWFBD047
or from Amazon
https://amzn.to/2qRudZE


RENT THEM ON OUR VIMEO PAGE
https://vimeo.com/thirdwindowfilms/vod_pages
 


SHINYA TSUKAMOTO
3 film set out in April

TSUKAMOTO: KILLING / HAZE / ADVENTURE OF DENCHU KOZO
Third Window Films have been synonymous with Shinya Tsukamoto over the last decade, working personally alongside the master to remaster and release many of his cult classics.
Next up is a 2 disc limited edition bluray box with his latest film KILLING alongside his 2005 film HAZE and his 8mm pre-Tetsuo film THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU KOZO. 

Disc 1
Killing feature
Audio Commentary by Tom Mes
Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
Trailer

Disc 2
The Adventures of Denchu Kozo (45min)
Haze (48min)
Audio commentaries on both films by Tom Mes

Slipcase
Limited to 1,000 copies
Region B bluray

 
Out April 27th
Pre-order now at

http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/tsukamoto-killing-haze-denchu-kozo/

KILLING will also be coming out on various video on demand platforms!
 


One Cut of the Dead
Back in stock!

Due to popular demand we made available 500 COPIES ONLY of the 2-disc Collector's Edition bluray of One Cut of the Dead, which are selling quick!
Featuring over 2 hours of extra features including the director's previous short film, Making of, deleted scenes and more!!
Stock is very limited, so make sure to order now at

https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/one-cut-of-the-dead-limited-edition/TWFBD042
or on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2SQRzK6

 
Standard Edition FILM ONLY All Region bluray & dvd back in stock too!
https://www.arrowfilms.com/shop/?pi=1&b=third%20window
or on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3bZAFAp
 


THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS
Now out! Limited edition selling quickly!

One of our favourite ever discoveries at Third Window Films!

In 1985, Macoto Tezka (son of the great manga artist Osamu Tezuka) met musician and TV personality Haruo Chicada who had made a soundtrack to a movie which didn’t actually exist: The Legend of the Stardust Brothers.

Taking inspiration from “Phantom of the Paradise” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, Tezuka assembled a cast of some of Japan’s most famous musicians of the time, including such greats as Kiyohiko Ozaki, ISSAY, Sunplaza Nakano and Hiroshi Takano, alongside many famous names in Manga such as Monkey Punch (Lupin the 3rd), Shinji Nagashima (Hanaichi Monme), Yosuke Takahashi (Mugen Shinsi) and even many upcoming film directors of the time such as Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Tokyo Sonata) and Daihachi Yoshida (The Kirishima Thing). Together they made a pop-musical featuring crazy animation, zombies, political satire and everything in between!

Check out a CLIP from the film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVc4YevwX2A
 
ALL REGION
DUAL-FORMAT DVD/BLURAY plus SOUNDTRACK CD

featuring great extras such as 
Making of from the film's original release
New interview with director Macoto Tezka
Soundtrack CD
Limited to 1000 units

NOW OUT

Available to order from the Arrow Films Store

https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/the-legend-of-the-stardust-brothers-dual-format-with-cd-soundtrack/TWFBD046
Or from AMAZON
https://amzn.to/2XRSrPu
 


Arrow Films
Takashi Miike!


An iconic trilogy of J-horror films comes to Blu-ray for the first time! Tapping into the same brand of terror as the Ring and Grudge movies, visionary director Takashi Miike (Audition, Blade of the Immortal) presents a modern, high-tech twist on that mainstay of Japanese folklore, the yurei or vengeful spirit, in the form of its own iconic antihero – the terrifying Mimiko.

Order now at
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/one-missed-call-trilogy-blu-ray/FCD1935
 
Terracotta Distribution
Watch Online!

Our friends at Terracotta distribution have started to put a lot of their titles available to rent through their website! Check them out at
http://www.terracottadistribution.com/

 

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If you'd like to buy any of our products please go to our Amazon Store.
As always you can find all information on our website www.thirdwindowfilms.com

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