NEWSLETTER FOR JANUARY 2019



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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #92
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for January 2019! We’ve got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!


One Cut of the Dead
LIMITED EDITION SELLING FAST!

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 / or on the Arrow store:
https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/one-cut-of-the-dead-limited-edition/TWFBD042

DVD STANDARD EDITION

DVD Standard edition featuring film and trailer only
Pre-order at: https://amzn.to/2R18E0y / 
https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/one-cut-of-the-dead-dvd/TWF070

BUY OR STREAM ON ITUNES HERE

The biggest surprise of 2018! A one-in-a-million success!
See how a workshop film with non-professional actors and made in just 8 days made history by grossing 1000 times its budget!

With a budget of just $27,000 ONE CUT OF THE DEAD grossed $30 MILLION domestically despite opening on just 2 screens and with an advertising budget of $0!
NOMINATED FOR 8 JAPANESE ACADEMY AWARDS!
WINNER OF AWARDS AT 25 MAJOR FILM FESTIVALS!

100% on Rotten Tomatoes

STILL PLAYING IN SOME CINEMAS
(For the full experience, see it with a crowd if you can!)
LONDON – THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA – Jan 4-24
BOURNEMOUTH – SHELLY THEATRE – Jan 17
LONDON – GENESIS CINEMA – Jan 17
HALIFAX – SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE – Jan 23
LONDON – DEPTFORD CINEMA – Jan 23
LONDON – THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA – Feb 8
BELFAST – QUEENS FILM THEATRE – Feb 16
 


TOP KNOT DETECTIVE
Coming next!
 

This mockumentary unravels the tale of how ‘Ronin Suiri Tantai’ made it to Australian screens back in the late 90’s, retitled as Top Knot Detective, and what really happened behind the scenes of this outrageous show.

“A fun, endearing look at a fictional creation, and it’s enough to make you a fan of the show that never was.” – Film School Rejects

“I want to believe Top Knot Detective existed, and if it doesn’t, I’m sure as hell glad McCann and Pearce created it, because it’s goddamned hysterical.” – Screen Anarchy

“Brash, bold and utterly batshit, Top Knot Detective documents a bygone television sensation so crazy that you would be forgiven for not believing in the truth of any of it.” – ScifiNow

Check out the trailer at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jVF8TUYvbE

Limited Edition to contain
DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD
– Audio Commentary
– Original 9min Pilot Episode
– Trailer
– Soundtrack
– Photo Gallery
– Stunt Team Pre-Vis Fights
– Making Of
– Slipcase

PRE-ORDER AND RELEASE INFO COMING SOON!
 


2018 Best Ten

Every year we pick our favourite Japanese films, and here are our picks from the 110 Japanese films we saw in 2018.

1. Shoplifters – Hirokazu Kore-eda
2. Futsū wa hashiridasu – Hirobumi Watanabe
3. Dobugawa bangaichi – Asato Watanabe
4. Red Comet Club – Yuri Takei
5. Dare to Stop Us – Kazuya Shiraishi
6. Blank 13 – Takumi Saito
7. Hanalei Bay – Daishi Matsunaga
8. Siblings of the Cave – Shinzo Katayama
9. Jesus – Hiroshi Okuyama
10. Blood of Wolves – Kazuya Shiraishi

 


Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
Japanese cinema coming to a screen near you!

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019
People Still Call it Love:
Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema
Experience Japan through Cinema
 
 The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns in February 2019, touring to 19 cities nationwide with a theme of “Love”. From contemporary dramas to anime and classics, it is the largest of its kind focusing on Japanese cinema in the UK.
  

2 February – 28 March 2019, nationwide
 

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 will show case 18 Japanese films, most of which have never been screened in the UK.
The programme will visit 19 UK cities, arguably the largest touring film programme defined by its scope within the UK.
The programme considers the work of Japanese female filmmakers to be important, and the 2019 edition will include 4 films from female directors.

Special Guests Announced:
 
Directors Keisuke Yoshida, Yukiko Mishima and Hikaru Toda
 
The Japan Foundation is very excited to welcome directors Keisuke Yoshida (Thicker than Water), Yukiko Mishima (Dear Etranger), and Hikaru Toda (Of Love & Law), who will attend select screenings of their films around the UK.
 


Chinese Visual Festival
Celebrate Chinese New Year at the BFI

CVF’s 2019 Chinese New programme is part of the wider Chinese Art Now festival, the first arts festival in the UK dedicated to British-Chinese performance and culture, which runs from 19th January to 2nd February 2019 – click here for more information. 

Showcasing some of the very best of recent Chinese language cinema, the award-winning films are a mix of documentaries and fiction and include the UK Premieres of the Hong Kong box office hit Men on the Dragon, with director and cast Q&A (tbc), and the documentary A Way Out, and the London Premiere of the doc Turtle Rock. The entertaining and challenging films cover a wide range of subjects, from middle-aged men fighting back against their troubles through dragon boat racing, to the lives of villagers in a remote mountain village in China and the moving stories of three Chinese teenagers growing up in different economic and social environments.

Check what is playing at the BFI here
 


Arrow Films
Latest releases

Before We Vanish- out on Blu-Ray 11th February 2019
 
Prolific Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse) returned to Cannes with this genre-bending mashup, both a darkly comedic sci-fi and a slow-paced action spectacle.
  
Combining the best of Kurosawa’s genre stylings with his forays into dark family dramas, Before We Vanish sees the director delivering a twist on the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers narrative by recontextualising it in a disconnected modern world. Presenting a unique vision to how invasions have been portrayed in popular culture in the past it asks the question, how much is humanity worth, if we’ve become too alienated to be able to recognise the aliens among us?
 
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/before-we-vanish-blu-ray/FCD1829
 

Sister Street Fighter- out on Blu-Ray 4th March 2019

After the massive success of The Street Fighter, the Toei Company decided to build a new karate series around a female lead, and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualised, a departure from Toei’s typical formula.
 
Genre entertainment of the highest order, the Sister Street Fighter films are a wild ride through some of the best exploitation cinema Japan produced in the 1970s. Funky and over-the-top, filled with wall-to-wall action, and featuring some of the craziest villains ever depicted onscreen, the series embodies female power in a male-dominated genre and is a magnificent showcase for the physical presence and martial arts skills of its lead star.
 
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/sister-street-fighter-blu-ray/FCD1864
 


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
 


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