Newsletter for November 2018



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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #90
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for November 2018! We’ve got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!


OSAMU TEZUKA’S 90th ANNIVERSARY
“TEZUKA’S BARBARA” – Our latest film production!

For the 90th Anniversary celebration of the birth of OSAMU TEZUKA, the “Godfather Of Manga”, Third Window Films have produced a live-action adaptation of his 1973 manga “BARBARA”.

Directed by Osamu Tezuka’s son MACOTO TEZUKA (The Legend of the Stardust Brothers) the film stars GORO INAGAKI (13 Assassins) and FUMI NIKAIDO (Himizu) in the roles of novelist Yosuke Mikura and his muse Barbara.
The film’s cinematography was done by Wong-Kai-Wai regular CHRISTOPHER DOYLE.
The film is scheduled to be released in 2019

Watch the film’s TEASER TRAILER NOW!

ANIMERAMA: 1001 Nights / Cleopatra
ON SALE!

In celebration of Osamu Tezuka’s 90th anniversary we have the erotic animation series he made in the late 60s/early 70s called ANIMERAMA.
The 2 official films of that series 1001 NIGHTS and CLEOPATRA are available on bluray and remastered dvd, with lots of new and exclusive extras.

CLEOPATRA is actually the favourite Osamu Tezuka film of his son Macoto, director of BARBARA!

2 film set with collectible slipcase and booklet
ON SALE for £14.99 bluray / £7.99 DVD now!!
Just a limited edition release, so get it while it’s still in print! 
Order now at:
 https://amzn.to/2IYKWyZ 
or in HMV’S 2 for £25 sale

 


One Cut of the Dead
UK Theatrical Release!

The biggest surprise of 2018! A one-in-a-million success!
A new and fresh film which has made history by grossing 1000 times its budget!

A “workshop” film project with non-professional actors and a budget of just $27,000 has grossed $30 MILLION domestically despite opening on just 2 screens and with an advertising budget of $0!
100% on Rotten Tomatoes

UK THEATRICAL RELEASE from January 4th 2019 at
LONDON – THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA – Jan 4-10
NOTTINGHAM – BROADWAY CINEMA – Jan 4-10
DERBY – QUAD CINEMA – Jan 4-7
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE – Jan 6&7
BRISTOL – CUBE CINEMA – Jan 7-9
CARDIFF – CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE – Jan 11-14
LONDON – DEPTFORD CINEMA – Jan 11
BOURNEMOUTH – SHELLY THEATRE – Jan 17
LONDON – GENESIS CINEMA – JAN 17

Just look at the awards the film has won!
Fantastic Fest – Winner – Audience Award / Best Director
Fantaspoa Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
Bifan Fantastic Festival – Winner – EFFF Best Film
Vevey International Funny Film Festival – Winner – Grand Prix
Fantasia Film Festival – Runner Up Audience Award / Special Mention – Debut Film
Motel X Lisbon – Winner – Audience Award
Reel Asian Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Abertoir Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
San Sebastian Horror Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Camera Japan – Winner – Audience Award
Tohorror Fest – Winner – Audience Award
Leeds Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award (Fanomenon Section)
San Diego Pacific Arts Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Yubari Fantastic Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Udine Far East Film Festival – Winner – Silver Mulberry Audience Award
New York Asian Film Festival – Runner Up Audience Award
La Roche-sur-yon Festival – Special Mention Award
Tama Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
LA Japan Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
Morbido Film Festival – Winner – Press Award

DVD, BLURAY and VOD Release JAN 28, 2019

BLURAY LIMITED EDITION
 
LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY with over 2 hours of extras!

Interview with director Shinichiro Ueda (17min)
Making Of (45min)
Take 8 short film (20min)
Outtakes (5min)
Go-Pro version of one-cut (38min)
POM TV Instruction Video (1 min)
Trailer (1 min)
Slipcase

Pre-order at https://amzn.to/2DyAq0x

DVD STANDARD EDITION

DVD Standard edition featuring film and trailer only
Pre-order at: https://amzn.to/2R18E0y
 


DANGAN RUNNER & TETSUO
Tomorowo Taguchi starring cult classics!


Japanese actor Tomorowo Taguchi is quite a favourite here at Third Window so with the release of his 90s title DANGAN RUNNER we have both Dangan and his other classics TETSUO 1: THE IRON MAN and TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER together for an amazing deal!
3 films (Dangan Runner, Tetsuo 1&2) together on bluray for just £25
(other TWF titles can be added into the 2 for £25 deal too!)
 
Dangan Runner comes as a limited edition with a collectible slipcase!

Dangan Runner Special Features:
Dual format DVD & BLURAY

First 1000 copies come with collectible slipcase
Interview with director Sabu / VCinema: A Video Essay by Tom Mes
Audio Commentary by Jasper Sharp / Original Theatrical Trailer

Order now
https://goo.gl/HYuQZ2
 


BFI IPlayer
Great Third Window titles ready!
   
   

Many great Japanese, Korean and HK films from us are now available on the BFI Iplayer!
More will be coming up within the next couple weeks, so make sure to subscribe and check out some wonderful films!

https://player.bfi.org.uk/

 


Terracotta Distribution

Lee Sang-woo Collection

Terracotta Distribution is proud to present seven films by controversial Korean auteur Lee Sang-woo, released for the first time in the UK exclusively to stream on the Terracotta website. A collection that will shock and provoke, but also move and inspire. Unafraid to shatter any taboo or to call out and criticise any idea, Lee Sang-woo’s stories depict Korean society’s ignored underbelly and examine the country and humanity as a whole at the micro and macro scale.

Institutions, religion, consumerism and many other aspects of modern life are the target of Lee Sang-woo’s ingenious social dissection, which explores the most fundamental human desires and instincts. 

Watch the Lee Sang-woo collection and selected Terracotta titles on their newly revamped website at http://www.terracottadistribution.com
 


Arrow Films
Latest releases

Orgies of Edo– out on Blu-ray November 19th
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/orgies-of-edo-blu-ray/FCD1822
Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan’s prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun’s Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei’s ‘abnormal love’ film series. Ishii’s politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

Father, Son, Sword: The Lone Wolf and Cub Saga- Paperback now out!
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/father–son–sword–the-lone-wolf-and-cub-saga–arrow-books-/AB009
The gripping saga of former shogunate executioner Itto Ogami and his son Daigoro, better known as Lone Wolf and Cub. Betrayed and exiled by the treacherous Yagyu clan, they wander feudal Japan as assassins on the road to hell. 
Written by Japanese film expert Tom Mes, Father, Son, Sword is the full story behind the films, the manga, and the phenomenon Lone Wolf and Cub.


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