Newsletter for March 2018



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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #83
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for March 2018! We’ve got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!


THIRD WINDOW SAVED BY AN ARROW!

THIRD WINDOW ARE BACK IN BUSINESS!
After all the troubles we found ourselves put into during 2017, we thought we have turned a corner in 2018, though as soon as we started to pick ourselves up came the very bad news that Fusion Media Sales, the sales agent which handled us as well as many other great indie distributors, were closed down by their parent company. This totally screwed us as well as many other labels like ours who are not big enough to negotiate directly with Amazon, HMV, SONY, etc and therefore need to rely on a third-party agent like Fusion who can handle such deals. Though in the case of a company like that being closed it leaves us with no control over our stock or sales, and in a terrible state of limbo.

Though no more! Thanks to the great ARROW FILMS!
Both Third Window and our longtime partners Terracotta Distribution have been rescued by Arrow Films, and we cannot think of a better company to partner with! Arrow Films and Arrow Video have been one of the last few saviors in keeping physical media and indie film distribution alive, as we have been trying to do with Asian cinema, so it’s really the perfect match and a wonderful new family to be a part of!

We will soon have all our stock available through their website and other outlets, but this merger has allowed us to keep our upcoming schedule in tact, but please check out and help us out by PRE-ORDERING some of our upcoming releases:


Upcoming Releases

LOVE & OTHER CULTS
MARCH 26th

Third Window Films once again team up with EIJI UCHIDA after LOWLIFE LOVE to produce the black comedy LOVE AND OTHER CULTS, a film about cults, gangs and true love in Japan’s countryside, based on an unbelievable true story! 
Love & Other Cults made many Best Of lists of 2017 such as at Eastern Kicks and Asian Film Vault plus was invited to many major film festivals such as Udine, Sitges, Fantasia, Raindance and many more!  

ALL REGION DUAL FORMAT dvd/bluray March 26th with loads of extras!!

“The most unique film to come out of Japan in a long time”  BLUMHOUSE
“A breezy, blackly comic delinquent romance”  HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Youthful, punkish… Love And Other Cults mounts a scathing attack on social hypocrisy but never lets the comment get in the way of telling a colourful tale” EYE FOR FILM

Pre-order now on amazon at: http://amzn.to/2kFmDee
Check out the trailer athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWkIWFiVW1w

PLUS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WATCH IT ON THE BIG SCREEN WITH DIRECTOR EIJI UCHIDA & PRODUCER ADAM TOREL Q&A SESSIONS:
LONDON: March 9th at SOAS University
DERBY: March 16th at the Quad Cinema


WHISPERING STAR / THE SION SONO
APRIL 16th

SION SONO, the director of such Third Window favourites classics as LOVE EXPOSURE, COLD FISH and HIMIZU has his sci-fi arthouse film THE WHISPERING STAR released as a DUAL FORMAT blu-ray/dvd on  April 16th together with the FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY THE SION SONO on the discs. 
Whispering Star was a big festival success and the accompanying documentary tells of the making of the film and Sion Sono’s career, plus is directed by Arata Oshima, the son of legendary director Nagisa Oshima (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)

Apart from the documentary extra, the release will feature a reversible package sleeve!

Check out the trailer to Whispering Star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1U8jWYdG2w
and the trailer to The Sion Sono: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBVxovfMXxc

Pre-order it now at Amazon
http://amzn.to/2Dxs2fd

ANTIPORNO 
APRIL 30th

April continues the SION SONO madness with ANTIPORNO, his entry in the Nikkatsu ROMAN PORNO REBOOT series, which is out as a DUAL FORMAT dvd/bluray on April 30th!. The artist that is Sion Sono subverts the genre by only casting women and making a film which breaks through the genre with something totally unique and outrageous! A huge film festival hit and something we can’t wait for you to see in the new year!

Special Features
Interview with actress Ami Tomite / Making Of
Audio Commentary by film critic Jasper Sharp

Check out the trailer athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubByZnN3-1I
Pre-order on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/2zg85pT

ORDER OTHER FILMS FROM THE
THIRD WINDOW SION SONO COLLECTION HERE!


1001 NIGHTS / CLEOPATRA
JUNE 

Third Window Films are pleased to announce the WORLD’S FIRST BLURAY release of two rare animations from the “Godfather of Manga” TEZUKA OSAMU: 1001 NIGHTS and CLEOPATRA as a double disc, 2000 copy limited edition box-set coming in JUNE
In the late 60s, Tezuka Osamu with his production company MUSHI PRO and director EIICHI YAMAMOTO (Belladonna of Sadness) started a very short run series of X-RATED animations called ANIMERAMA. The series only really officially made these two films before Mushi Pro went bankrupt, but they have been totally forgotten in history and we are very happy to bring them back with new 2K remasters.
The release will feature many NEW & EXCLUSIVE extra features including an interview with director Eiichi Yamamoto, audio commentaries on both films by Helen Mccarthy, author of
 The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga, plus 4K scanned trailers and liner notes by film critic Simon Abrams

*ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD
PRE-ORDER INFORMATION COMING SOON!


THE SUFFERING OF NINKO 

SUFFERING OF NINKO – The debut film of Norihiro Niwatsukino is like nothing you’ve seen before!
Part ghost-story, part period piece, Ninko tells the story of a monk who is insanely popular with women! As a monk, it’s a sin to go near women, but the more he resists, the more they come!
A totally wild tale and one which made huge splashes at festivals worldwide!

Out in SUMMER!

Check out the trailer athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g19Jh_e4m2M


DANGAN RUNNER

For you fans of 90s japanese wild cinema, SABU‘s classic DANGAN RUNNER will get its BLURAY DEBUT in the Summer of 2018! More details coming soon!

MORE GREAT FILMS PLANNED FOR THE 2ND HALF OF 2018!
WATCH THIS SPACE!


Shinya Tsukamoto’s Fires on the Plain
A few limited edition copies still available!
 

SHINYA TSUKAMOTO, the director of TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, TOKYO FIST, SNAKE OF JUNE and many more cult classics, brings his version of the Shohei Ooka novel (which was made into a 1959 film by Kon Ichikawa) with FIRES ON THE PLAIN 

Dual format DVD & BLURAY
1 hour extensive making of
Audio commentary by Tom Mes, author of “Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto”

STILL SOME COPIES AVAILABLE OF THE ILLUSTRATED SLIPCASE EDITION!
Just 1000 made and nearly out of print!

Check the trailer out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLBkD1xjY7g

Order it now at
AMAZON – http://amzn.to/2qOiGVX 
HMV: 
https://goo.gl/Pa4Vhq 
Zavvi: https://goo.gl/czQA3f


Terracotta Distribution
20% off SALE

Our friends at Terracotta are offering Third Window fans 20% off everything (yes EVERYTHING!) from the Terracotta Distribution online store. From Classic Kung Fu to Korean Comedy, from killer rabbits to giant fish attacking Tokyo, you’ll find something for everyone.
http://shop.terracottadistribution.com

Apply code TWF18 at checkout to receive 20% off. Offer ends March 8th.


2018 Japan Foundation Film Programme
Touring across the UK

With diverse cinematic voices, The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018 features some of the best examples of cinema from Japan and will look at how the country’s filmmakers have been drawn to portraying the “(un)true” colours of human nature. The twists and turns of life portrayed in the programme are at times heart-rending, at other times hilarious, but always enthralling.

Across 18 cities from 2 February to 28 March 2018

BELFAST / BIRMINGHAM / BRISTOL / CHESTER /COLCHESTER
DERBY / DUNDEE / EDINBURGH / EXETER / INVERNESS
KENDAL / LEICESTER / LEWES / LONDON
MANCHESTER / NOTTINGHAM / SHEFFIELD / STIRLING

More information at: http://www.jpf-film.org.uk/


JPU Records
All the latest Japanese music news!

J-POP STAR SUMIRE UESAKA GOES VIRAL WITH
“POP TEAM EPIC” SINGLE

Japan’s electro-pop singer and anime voice actress Sumire Uesaka is currently experiencing viral success with latest single POP TEAM EPIC, released in Europe from JPU Records along with her back catalogue. Streaming it now on Spotify.

The title song of the six-track release – theme to global hit rude, crude and cute anime series also named POP TEAM EPIC – has shot to the top of Spotify’s Japan Viral 50 chart. Meanwhile, the song’s trippy music video has achieved over 1.5 million views on YouTube and sees the star running away from security guards and chop vegetables to the beat of a dubstep-inspired breakdown.

A number of music videos are also available on YouTube, including Parallax View, which sees an AK-47 wielding Uesaka running through a 16-bit world blasting video game nasties along the way and freeing her paper-bag wearing backing band. The video has had over one million views and is another example of Sumire Uesaka’s unique take on pop with a distinct metal flavour.


BAND-MAID PREPARE FOR WORLD DOMINATION WITH NEW ALBUM

Japanese rock sensation BAND-MAID have revealed information on WORLD DOMINATION, the band’s second full length studio album. The CD will be released in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada through JPU Records from 2nd March 2018 and will exclusively include English translations and transliterations.

To celebrate the announcement BAND-MAID revealed the video to album track DOMINATION, available to watch in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmxEuQXTHUU 

MORE JPU RECORDS NEWS HERE!


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As always you can find all information on our website www.thirdwindowfilms.com

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