Newsletter for Aug 2020

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #103
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for August 2020! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

Stardust Brothers on Vinyl!
Limited edition set out Sep 18th

The chance to own the catchy tunes from the 80s Japanese cult musical THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS on Vinyl!
Newly remastered for vinyl
12 inch LP & 7 inch EP combi set
Very limited numbers!

Out Sep 18th

Order from the Arrow store here

And if you still haven't seen the film…
Read all the amazing positive reviews from users on Letterboxd

and watch at:
ALL REGION bluray/dvd/soundtrack CD set (less than 100 copies left)
UK/Ireland digital: Vimeo / Itunes / Amazon / Google Play
German-language Europe digital (dvd/blu out Sep 4): Vimeo
 US/Canada digital: Alamo


Out September 7th

The indie film which in Japan was dubbed the One Cut of the Dead of 2019!

Like One Cut, Melancholic is a low-budget, high concept Japanese debut feature film which was made through a workshop system, then like One Cut opened on 2 cinema screens where it sold out every screening for weeks, before opening to a large scale and continuing to sell out for months! Like One Cut, Melancholic's international premiere was at the Udine Far East Film Festival, where like One Cut it won an award before going onto winning Audience Awards at other international film festivals before winning the Kaneto Shindo Award for new talent back in Japan!

Despite having graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents without any plans for the future. Everything changes, however, when he takes up a job at a local bathhouse and discovers that it is used by the yakuza as a convenient place for executions and corpse disposal.

Dual Format Release (both DVD & Bluray included)
Special Features

Behind the Scenes
Q&A with director and cast
'Melancholic' Short Film
Region B

Out September 7th

The Taste of Tea
Out October 5th

World bluray debut of this classic piece of quirky Japanese cinema!
Opening film of the 2004 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (Director's Fortnight)

Filmmaker Katsuhito Ishii takes a break from the post-Tarantino excess of such highly-stylized outings as Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl for this low-key look at an eccentric family residing in a quiet countryside town just north of Tokyo. 


Bluray Special Features
90 minute Making Of
‘Super Big’ animation
(*special features in standard definition)
Reversible sleeve with original release artwork
Bluray region B

Out on bluray & digital October 5th!

Arrow Films
Graveyards of Honor

Two peerless masters of Japanese cinema – Kinji Fukasaku (Battles without Honor and HumanityBattle Royale) and Takashi Miike (Dead or AliveAudition) – present their own distinctive adaptations of yakuza expert Goro Fujita’s gangster novel Graveyard of Honor, each tapping into the zeitgeist of a distinct period of Japanese history.
With both films making their High Definition debut in a sumptuous limited edition packed with new and archival bonus content, Arrow Video is proud to present these two intertwined but unique cri
me thrillers from two celebrated filmmakers at the peak of their creative powers.
Out September 7th

Black test Car / The Black Report

Japanese maverick director Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast) helms a bitingly satirical espionage thriller set in the heart of the Japanese auto industry in his 1962 landmark Black Test Car, which launched a series of similarly themed “Black” films.
Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut, Black Test Car is paired here with the English-language video premiere of its follow-up The Black Report, also directed by Masumura.

Out August 24th

Terracotta Shop
New titles added

Terracotta Distribution have a one-stop online shop for a variety of Asian films across genres and countries, with DVDs starting at just £1.79!!
Head over to their shop at
BFI Player
Cult Japan

As part of the BFI Player Japan Season, the BFI have a specially curated selection of Japanese CULT films including many Third Window titles such as Love Exposure, Tetsuo and Pink Films, plus also classics like House, Audition and more!

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