Newsletter for April 2023

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #126
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for April 2023! 

Katsuhito Ishii Collection
Out July 17

A limited edition 3 disc digipack bluray set of 6 films from Japanese director Katsuhito Ishii covering his work from his debut Promise of August in 1995 to his latest Norioka Workshop in 2022.
Featuring new, director approved masters (sourced from their original negatives) of Shark Skin ManParty 7 and Promise of August.
Limited to just 2000 copies.

Disc 1:
Shark Skin Man & Peach Hip Girl  鮫肌男と桃尻女  (1998)  *world bluray debut
Promise of August  8月の約束 (1995)  *world physical release debut
Special Features: New interview with Katsuhito Ishii, Shark Skin Man director audio commentary, Video Essay by Robert Edwards 

Disc 2: 
PARTY 7 (2000) *world bluray debut
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Arne Venema and Mike Leeder, Storyboard version of the film, Making Of, Alternate Ending, Archival interview with Katsuhito Ishii, Original Trailer, Original Teaser 

Disc 3:
Sorasoi  そらそい (2008) *world physical release debut
Hello Junichi ハロー!純一 (2014) *world bluray debut
Norioka Workshop ノリオカワークショップ (2022)  *world physical release debut
Region B

Out on July 17!
Pre-order at Terracotta Distribution


June 30-July 4

Katsuhito Ishii in-person retrospective at the
Neuchatel Intl Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF)

July 5
Double-bill of Shark Skin Man / Party 7 w/director Q&A
in London at the 
Prince Charles Cinema

July 7
Double-bill of Shark Skin Man / Party 7 w/director Q&A
in Derby at the
 QUAD Cinema


Easter SALE
Running til May 1

It's that time of the year, our Easter Sale will be running til May 1 over at the Arrow Store!
Loads of great Arrow films are also included in the sale, so an abundance of wonderful films at discounted prices!


World bluray debut

Third Window Films present the world bluray debut of Isao Yukisada's classic GO, Japan's official submission for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 74th Academy Awards in 2002.

Berlin Film Festival – Official Selection
Marrakech Intl Film Festival – WINNER – Best Film / Best Actor
Palm Springs International Film Festival – WINNER – FIPRESCI Prize

"Undeniably affecting, and as such, one of the most outstandingly compelling and thought-provoking films of its year."  – Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye

World bluray debut May 22nd

Pre-order at Terracotta

In Cinemas

Queer East Film Festival

Queer East will return to cinema screens across the capital and around the UK in 2023 with another exciting line-up which mixes contemporary feature film and documentary with retrospective screenings, short films, artists’ moving image works, a VR cinematic experience and dance productions that explore a diverse range of topical LGBTQ+ issues. 

Consisting of a main festival which will take from 18 to 30 April 2023 across eight venues in London, and a nationwide tour planned from September to November across ten cities, Queer East 2023 features 50 films incorporating work from 17 countries across East and Southeast Asia and beyond.

For further information: https://queereast.org.uk/


From April 24th, Anime Limited will be releasing that absolutely amazing Japanese stop-motion animation in cinemas! If you loved films like MAD DOG, then catching this on the big screen is a no-brainer!

Arrow Films

Arrow Player

Nobuhiko Obayashi's 80s Kadokawa Years will premiere on the player this month, and many more are coming over the next few months, so sign up to the Arrow Player at: https://www.arrow-player.com/

The Game Trilogy

Made at the end of the 1970s, Toru Murakawa's Game Trilogy launched actor Yusaku Matsuda as the Toei tough guy for a new generation. Matsuda was the definitive screen icon of 1980s until his career was tragically cut short by cancer at the age of 40, following his Hollywood debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Rain.
Released for the very first time outside Japan, with their cool blue cinematography by Nagisa Oshima collaborator Seizo Sengen and a sultry score by jazz legend Yuji Ohno, Murakawa’s masterful set of films raised the bar for the Japanese Action & Adventure movie to new heights.

Out June 19

The Street Fighter Trilogy

Sonny Chiba stars as Takuma "Terry" Tsurugi, the animalistic antihero driven by sex, money and brawling in the infamous series that first introduced the name of the martial arts legend to a global audience.
The Street Fighter films made Chiba a star, so beloved by Quentin Tarantino he had the young lovers of True Romance meet-cute at a Sonny Chiba triple feature and would later cast Chiba himself in Kill Bill. Making its UK Blu-ray debut, Arrow Video is proud to present The Street Fighter Trilogy in all its eye-popping, skull-crushing, throat-ripping glory!

Out April 17


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