NEWSLETTER FOR MARCH 2019



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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #93
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for March 2019! We’ve got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!


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.

“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 set
DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD
– Audio Commentary
– Original 9min Pilot Episode
– Photo Gallery
– Stunt Team Pre-Vis Fights
– Making Of
– Slipcase

OUT MARCH 18th!
ALL REGION!!

Order now at amazon: https://amzn.to/2XdEKJN
or on the Arrow store: https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/top-knot-detective-limited-edition-dual-format/TWFBD044

 


BLUE SPRING
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
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

 


One Cut of the Dead
LIMITED EDITION – Get it before it sells out!

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

ALL REGION
Order on Amazon 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
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 (UK only)
 


Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
Last few weeks!

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.
 


Early Korean Cinema
Lost Films From the Japanese Colonial Period

After a sold-out opening night at BFI Southbank the BFI & KCCUK’s season ‘Early Korean Cinema: Lost Films from the Japanese Colonial Period’ ran throughout February in London. This fascinating season of cinema will continue with further screenings happening around the UK at Broadway Cinema Nottingham, Glasgow Film Theatre, Showroom Cinema Sheffield and Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast.

Info and ticket links: http://koreanfilm.co.uk/news/early-korean-cinema-goes-on-tour

 


Arrow Films
Latest releases

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.
 
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/yakuza-law-blu-ray/FCD1881

 

RING OUT ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND STEELBOOK ON MARCH 18
 
In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film’s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata’s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.

 
Arrow Video is proud to present Ring, the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials
 
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/ring-blu-ray/FCD1865
 


Terracotta Distribution

Kung fu martial arts gems, forgotten and from the vaults of time,
The Classic Kung Fu Collection presented by
Terracotta.

All on sale now for just £4.99 each!
http://shop.terracottadistribution.com/products/classic-kung-fu-collection

 



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!
http://www.yorkshirecosplayconvention.co.uk/

 


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