What to look forward to over the next year
Just a selection of SOME of the great Japanese films which we'll be bringing you over the next year. Including many films which have never before been released on any format outside of Japan!
Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!
Out Aug 30!
Daihachi Yoshida's debut film gets its WORLD BLURAY DEBUT!
Official selection of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival!
The offspring of the Wago family have their world turned upside down when their parents are run over because a cat stood its ground in the middle of the road. High-schooler Kyomi seems most upset, but this is as nothing compared to the distress she feels on hearing that her big sister Sumika is on her way home – just in time to miss the funeral. Sumika's stepbrother Shinji is more ambivalent about Sumika's arrival, but then they share a past. Shinji's put-upon wife Machiko will meet Sumika for the first time. Her downtrodden existence will look rainbow-coloured by comparison.
Bluray bonus features:
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Out August 30th
Links at: https://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/funuke-show-some-love-you-losers/
Toshiaki Toyoda: 2005-2021
Out October 18
A limited edition 3 disc digipack bluray set of 6 films from Japanese director Toshiaki Toyoda covering his work from 2005 to 2021.
Limited to just 2000 copies.
Disc 1: Hanging Garden 空中庭園 (2005)
Special Features: Audio commentary by Toshiaki Toyoda / Making Of / Deleted Scenes
Monsters Club モンスターズクラブ (2011) / Wolf’s Calling 狼煙が呼ぶ (2019)
Day of Destruction 破壊の日 (2020) / Go Seppuku Yourselves 全員切腹 (2021)
Special Features: Making of Monsters Club / Monsters Club audio commentary by Jasper Sharp / New interview with Toshiaki Toyoda
Disc 3: I’m Flash (2012)
Special Features: Audio commentary by Tom Mes / New interview with Toshiaki Toyoda / Making Of featuring cast & staff interviews plus premiere stage greetings
Out Oct 18th!
Out October 18
The debut film of Toshiaki Toyoda gets a stand-alone bluray release!
• Audio commentary by Tom Mes
• Interview with Toshiaki Toyoda
Out Oct 18th!
Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes
UK Premiere at Frightfest!
"One Cut of the Dead meets Tenet"
Catch the UK premiere of Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes, the latest Japanese sensation from Third Window Films, on Friday 27th August at FRIGHTFEST!
The film which One Cut of the Dead director Shinichiro Ueda calls "A masterpiece of filmmaking, packed with joy" has already won countless awards at film festivals worldwide and received glowing reviews with many calling it the "One Cut of the Dead of 2021"!
The Third Window Films bluray and dvd release will be out in November, but like One Cut this is certainly a film which needs to be seen with an audience, so if you're able to catch it at Frightfest, please do!
Directed by Macoto Tezka (Legend of the Stardust Brothers)
Cinematography by Christopher Doyle (Hero, In the Mood for Love)
Based on a manga from Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy)
Starring Fumi Nikaido (Himizu) and Goro Inagaki (ex-SMAP)
WINNER – Best Film – 40th FantaFestival
WINNER – Best Director – 2020 Lusca Fantastic Film Festival
• Behind the Scenes (30 mins)
• Interview with director Macoto Tezka (30 mins)
• Interview with cinematographer Christopher Doyle (12 mins)
• Interview with actor Goro Inagaki (15 mins)
• Interview with actress Fumi Nikaido (7 mins)
• Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending (6 mins)
• All Region DVD and Bluray
Now out on dual format dvd and bluray
Available to watch WORLDWIDE on our Vimeo channel
(English, Spanish, Catalan and Italian subtitles available)
Your one stop shop for Asian Cinema
Terracotta Distribution have a wonderful selection of Asian cinema from various different distribution labels (including Third Window) available both to buy on physical formats and to rent digitally!
If you're a fan of Asian cinema, make sure to check them out!!
Yokai Monsters Collection
From the makers of Daimajin comes a trilogy of terror ripped from the pages of Japanese folklore, with ghosts and monsters from ancient myths and legends brought to life through stunning special effects, alongside an epic, big-budget reboot of the series from a modern-day master of the macabre, now available together on Blu-ray for the first time.
Out October 18th
The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch
What do you get when Noriaki Yuasa, director of Daiei Studios’ much-beloved Gamera series, makes a monochrome film adaptation of the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom)? The answer is 1968’s The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch, a fantastically phantasmagorical slice of twisted tokusatsu terror ostensibly made for children that will irreparably traumatise any child that sees it!
Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut and its home video premiere outside Japan, this rarely-screened, nightmarishly disorienting creepshow not only displays a seldom-seen side of kaiju auteur Yuasa, but its skilful blending of Umezu’s comics (published in English-language markets as Reptilia) arguably anticipates many of the trends seen in J-horror decades later.
Out September 20th
Blind Beast is a grotesque portrait of the bizarre relationship between a blind sculptor and his captive muse, adapted from a short story from Japan’s foremost master of the macabre, Edogawa Rampo (Horrors of Malformed Men, The Black Lizard, Caterpillar).
Blind Beast is a masterpiece of erotic horror that explores the all-encompassing and overwhelming relationship between the artist and his art and the obsessive closed world that the artist inhabits, with maestro director Yasuzo Masumura (Giants and Toys, Irezumi) conjuring up a hallucinogenic dreamworld in which sensual and creative urges combine with a feverish intensity.
Out August 20th