JAPANESE STARS IN LONDON!
3 great events!
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (1985)
with Q&A from director Macoto Tezka
SUNDAY, MAY 19th from 3:30pm at the Prince Charles Cinema
Presented in a brand new digital remaster and new director's cut!
Rocky Horror meets Phantom of the Paradise with a long-lost 80s Japanese rock-musical featuring zombies, animation and much more, directed by Macoto Tezka, the son of the "Godfather of Manga" OSAMU TEZUKA!
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (カメラを止めるな！)
w/actress HARUMI SHUHAMA Q&A
FRIDAY, JULY 12th from 8:45pm at the Prince Charles Cinema
Hosted by Frightfest's Paul McEvoy!
POMdemonium comes to the PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA!
HARUMI SHUHAMA the "POM" star of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, will be in attendance for a one-off screening plus after-talk at the Prince Charles Cinema on Friday, July 12th
One Cut of the Dead’s star Harumi Shuhama will be appearing on the HYPER Live Stage on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of July to talk and answer questions about the film and her experiences in this unique project which became the surprise hit of 2018. Made as a workshop project with non-professional actors and on a tiny budget of $27,000, it grossed over $30 Million, has won awards all around the world and earned a stunning 100% review on Rotten Tomatoes.
Third Window Films will be at HYPER JAPAN Festival all weekend with One Cut of the Dead and their incredible selection of titles available to purchase directly.
Tickets available at https://hyperjapan.co.uk/tickets/
Debuts on Bluray!
Toshaiki Toyoda's cult classic BLUE SPRING, adapted from the famous manga Aoi Haru by Taiyo Matsumoto gets its WORLD BLURAY DEBUT on May 13th!
One of the best examples of early 2000s Japanese cinema, Blue Spring is a brutal tale of youth anarchy in high school and launched the careers of many now popular actors such as Ryuhei Matsuda (The Raid 2), Hirofumi Arai (100 Yen Love) and Eita (Memories of Matsuko).
Out MAY 13th
ALL REGION – DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLURAY
New audio commentary by director Toyoda
Making Of from the film's original release
Pre-order now on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BZHCRC
or the Arrow Films store – https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/blue-spring-dual-format/TWFBD045
TOSHIAKI TOYODA – THE EARLY YEARS
Get ready for the release of BLUE SPRING by picking up a copy of our beautiful LIMITED EDITION release of 3 other films by Toshiaki Toyoda: PORNOSTAR, 9 SOULS and UNCHAIN
A 3 disc set in a lovely digipack, featuring loads of new and exclusive extras!
This is an ALL REGION release of 3 films which are NOT AVAILABLE ON BLURAY ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD!
Order now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2H6vI9x
or direct on the ARROW FILMS store: https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/toshiaki-toyoda–the-early-years-ltd-ed-blu-ray/TWFBD030
SION SONO & EIJI UCHIDA
Now available on Spamflix!
Sion Sono's retrospective is now available in the United Kingdom and Ireland!
Six titles that vary from comedy-drama to science fiction, fantasy and more + 1 documentary on the japanese cult director!
2 films from EIJI UCHIDA available WORLDWIDE!
Meet the lives of Tetsuo, a lowlife indie film Director and Ai, a former religious cult member.
Eiji Uchida's black comedies Lowlife Love (2015) and Love and Other Cults (2017) are now streaming (almost) globally on Spamflix.com
Winter's Night – UK Premiere
The London Korean Film Festival 2019 Teaser Screenings presents the UK Premiere of meditative drama Winter's Night at Picturehouse Central, Monday 15th April.
The London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening series kicks off 2019 with Winter’s Night, a meditative drama reflecting on the lifecycle of romance as seen through the eyes of four stranded tourists. Director Jang Woo-jin takes us on a journey through vivid landscapes and alcohol-fuelled encounters in which the two couples are thrust into a remote environment with no real escape from the circumstances of their relationships.
More info: http://koreanfilm.co.uk/site/film-festival-2019/2019-teaser-screenings/winters-night
YAKUZA LAW OUT ON BLU-RAY MAY 13
Director Teruo Ishii (Blind Woman’s Curse, Horrors of Malformed Men), the Godfather of J-sploitation, presents Yakuza Law (AKA Yakuza’s Law: Lynching) – a gruelling anthology of torture, spanning three district periods of Japanese history and bringing to the screen some of the most brutal methods of torment ever devised.
Brutal, bewildering and definitely not for the faint-hearted, Yakuza Law represents Japanese popular cinema at its most extreme… and most thrilling.
Takashi Miike's TERRAFORMERS now out!
The ever-prolific Takashi Miike, the director behind the likes of Audition, the Dead or Alive trilogy and Blade of the Immortal, returns with this intergalactic epic in which a team of space explorers find themselves pitched against a horde of oversized anthropomorphic cockroaches.
Based on the popular Manga series of the same name, Terra Formars is an action-packed space adventure brought to life by one of Japan’s most celebrated contemporary filmmakers.
Our friends at Terracotta distribution have opened up a new webshop where dvds, blurays and even streaming services are available for their great selection of Asian and Western genre cinema!
Yorkshire Cosplay Con is annually held in the Sheffield area and are proud to say that they are Yorkshire’s favourite Anime, Comic Book, Cosplay, Sci-Fi and Video Gaming convention. This Sheffield convention has attracted hundreds of attendees each year and the convention continues to grow stronger each time.
Activities at the convention include a variety of contests, meeting new people, Mixture of Japanese/English Music, traders, Artists, Special Guests, workshops, card-gaming, trading, video gaming, karaoke, live entertainment and more!
May 18-19 in Sheffield!